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Surd (Stackenas / Nordstrom / Augustson / Stronen): Live at Glenn Miller Cafe (Ayler Records)


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UPC: B0007INY76

Label: Ayler Records
Catalog ID: aylCD-020
Squidco Product Code: 4565

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in concert at "Glenn Miller Ca2 223, in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 14th and 15th, 2004.


David Stackenas-guitar

Fredrik Nordstrom-saxophones

Filip Augustson-bass

Thomas Stronen-drums

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"Has toured as soloist and with many different groups in Europe, the USA, Japan and the Middle East. In 2000 David released critics´ acclaimed CD the guitar on swedish label Häpna and has since then released bow on Kning-Disk (2006) and Separator on Found You Recordings (2009). Also plays with LabField (w/ Ingar Zach), SEVAL, Les Sons Du Nuage, Lina Nyberg Band and the New Songs (w/ Sofia Jernberg a.o) and has participated as musician and made music for many different theatre- and dance pieces. Through the years he has played with, among many others: Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Lina Nyberg, Sofia Jernberg, Rhodri Davies, Paul Lovens, Axel Dörner, Sten Sandell, Thurston Moore, Mazen Kerbaj, Christine Abdelnour, Ken Vandermark, Paal Nilssen-Love, Cecilia Persson, Jim O' Rourke, Tatsuya Nakatani."

-Ballrogg Website (

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"Fredrik Nordström (1974) is a Swedish saxophonist. He made his debut album Urgency in 2000, and since than many albums were released. Nordstrom was member of a lot of different groups e.g. trio with Palle Danielsson and Fredrik Rundqvist, the band VIBB, and co-leader for Dog Out and SURD. In 2002 Nordstrom was elected in Sweden the Jazz -artist of the year. He contributed to many artists and bands like Bobo Stenson, Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Hagans, Björn Yttling and Lindha Kallerdahl."

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"Filip Augustson was born in 1973 near Jönköping in Sweden. From 1989 until 1991 he attended the music high school in Jönköping and from there he moved to Stockholm where he continued his studies at the Royal College of Music, from which he graduated in 1996. During his studies he began to work as a freelance bassist playing with many different groups including Fredrik Norén Band and Fredrik Ljungvist Quartet. Since then he has become one of the busiest bass-players on the scene and gone on to perform and record with notables such as Mattias Ståhl's Ståhls Blå, Fredrik Nordström Quartet, Karl-Martin Almqvist Quartet, Mathias Landaeus, Mats Öberg Trio and many others.Filip has performed on the stages of many venues throughout the world and has also taken part in around eighty recordings. In January 2004 Filips first CD as a leader "Ich bin Filip Augustson" was released by Moserobie Music Production. In januari 2006 the CD Box "Moserobie Jazz Manifesto" was released which also features Filip Augustson Quartet.

In 2013 Filip started his trio Viva Black, a group featuring Eva Lindal on violin and Christopher Cantillo on drums. Their first CD "Viva Black" was released 2015 and the CD recieved critical praise in Downbeat, All About Jazz and Dagens Nyheter, Sweden's biggest newspaper.

"Minsta gemensamma nämnaren" their second CD was released 2016. Orkesterjournalen, the main swedish jazzmagazine, called the group "one of the most interesting groups on the swedish jazzscene"

In 2015 Filip Augustson's Viva Black started a collaboration with the duo Gretli & Heidi. The duo play assorted glass instruments and the result of the collaboration can be heard on the album "Mal Sirine" released 2017.

Filip presently plays in such Swedish groups as Mats Öberg Trio, Velodrone, Le Jazz Cool, Monica Borrfors Quartet, Örjan Hultén-Orion, Katzen Kapell, Johan Berke Upstairs Five, Sven Berggrens ROOM 8."

-Filip Augustson Website (

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"Thomas Strønen (born 7 December 1972 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums) and composer, known for more than 60 albums, and cooperation with internationally acclaimed musicians worldwide, including Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Ashley Slater, Eivind Aarset, Christian Fennesz, Nils Petter Molvaer, Bobo Stenson, John Taylor, Tore Brunborg, Morten Qvenild, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Sidsel Endresen, Bugge Wesseltoft, Tomasz Stanko, Koichi Makigami, Ernst Reijseger, Nils-Olav Johansen, and Stian Carstensen.

Strønen attended the Jazz Program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1995-99). He has participated in the following bands; Pohlitz (solo project), Humcrush with Ståle Storløkken and occasionally Sidsel Endresen, Food with Iain Ballamy and sometimes Christian Fennesz and the Swedish-Norwegian band Parish with Bobo Stenson, Meadow with the British pianist John Taylor and Tore Brunborg. Furthermore, he plays with Maria Kannegaard Trio, Reflections in Cosmo (feat. Ståle Storløkken, Kjetil Møster, Hans Magnus "Snah" Ryan), Time Is A Blind Guide (feat. Kit Downes, Ole Morten Vågan, Lucy Railton and Nils Økland), Trinity and Turanga. He has also made several commissioned works, and produced and arranged works for a variety of artists. Strønen is also an Associate Professor at Norges Musikkhøgskole.

Strønen is recording for the great German label ECM and also for Rune Grammofon. As a composer, Strønen has contributed to the release of over forty recordings as well as several commissioned works for festivals (including the Bath and Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Ultima Contemporary Music Festival) and radio (DR, BBC, Deutsche Rundfunk, NRK, BBC, Swedish Radio, and others)."

-Wikipedia (

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track listing:

1. 38 8:46

2. 3 6 4 U 10:15

3. Hello Paul 8:02

4. Head P 6:20

5. Bye, Bye Teddy 15:59

6. Magnum Bonum 8:08
descriptions, reviews, &c.
Original compositions and one by Steve Lacy.
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