“A beautifully bold session from trombonist Mats Aleklint – a player we don’t know well at all, but who really steps out on this set as a leader for Moserobie Records! The sound is a bit looser than most of the recent work on the label – not entirely free, but nicely without any strong structures – so that Mats can stretch out on these amazing lines on both slide and valve trombone, with a sense of voice and vision on the instrument that we haven’t heard since Roswell Rudd! The rest of the lineup is great too – a quartet with mighty nice tenor and bass clarinet from Per Texas Johansson, bass from Joe Williamson, and drums and synth from Christopher Cantillo. Aleklint also plays a bit of thumb piano and pump organ too.”
In swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet:
I was nominated by the Swedish Radio to the category musician of the year, in the jazzkatten awards!
Very honoring, the 15:th of october we will see if I got the “jazzkatten” or not..
With an eleven-tet this strong, it was particularly remarkable that Äleklint stood out, but his control over multiphonics was especially impressive, as was his ability to swoop down into low guttural registers in an a cappella solo that was one of the set’s highlights, leading to a similarly impressive turn from Molstad.
I am playing on this, looking forward to hearing the whole record later!
This track will be on our upcoming LP at Clean Feed records!