Swedish azz presents: Eric Carlsson & All Stars | Volume One & Two | Not Two Records

Swedish azz is not a joke or a sideshow, as it might appear in a career as drivingly exploratory as Gustafsson’s. Nor is it merely a verbal game, playing with the derivations of jazz/jass/yazz. It is both homage and homecoming, a warm acceptance of the view from a small window on the world. It doesn’t take up slingshots or seek to knock down the neighbouring structures. It is accepting music, as rich and as heady as cognac. — Brian Morton Continue reading

Amalgam | Prayer for Peace | No Business Records

It is our great pleasure to present this reissue of the legendary Amalgam recording with Trevor Watts, Jeff Clyne, John Stevens and Barry Guy. This recording received the highest rating by The Penguin Guide to Jazz. It was re-mastered from the original reel to reel tapes. Trevor Watts and NoBusiness Records dedicate this reissue to the great man and musician Jeff Clyne, who passed away in 2009. Continue reading