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Mats Gustafsson – MG 50: Peace and Fire (2016)

Mats Gustafsson – MG 50: Peace and Fire (2016)

Mats Gustafsson says it is vital to remain open, inquisitive and to explore music. With ‘MG 50: Peace and Fire,’ he does just that.

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson, on the state of jazz: Something Else! Interview

Mats Gustafsson joins Sammy Stein in a brutally honest discussion on the industry, travel these days and the resistance required to make good jazz.

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

Merzbow/Pandi/Gustafsson with Thurston Moore – Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper (2015)

This ain’t pop music, ladies and gentleman. It’s a party of noise.

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

The Thing – Garage (2004; 2015 vinyl reissue)

These sessions may have been recorded more than a decade ago, but the Thing’s ‘Garage’ is still one of the best albums I have heard this year.

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

Fire! Orchestra directed by Mats Gustafsson – Enter (2014)

A prog-leaning album that is noisy, experimental and brave.

For UK jazz scene, a bold return to vibrancy: ‘Things, for a while, were not looking good’

Not so long ago, the UK jazz scene looked like it was in trouble. Audience numbers were dwindling and it became harder for musicians to get gigs, especially for those new on the scene.

Cafe Oto has helped transform east London: ‘It is very, very good for the music’

Cafe Oto has helped transform east London: ‘It is very, very good for the music’

By day, it is just another cafe. However, at night Cafe Oto is a very different place.

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Something Else! Interview: Saxophonist Mats Gustafsson

Mats Gustafsson is bonkers — and I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

When I approached my contacts in the music industry with the idea of a series of articles attempting to look at the development of free jazz, many jumped at the chance to offer their thoughts and ideas.

My Top unreviewed Jazz Records of 2012

When compiling my lists of best jazz records, broken up into 3 distinct areas of jazz, I used three criteria for inclusion on one of these lists: 1. Is it good enough? (duh) 2. Is it jazz? (duh) -and- 3. Have I already reviewed it in some form or another?

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