Reviews that mention Filip Augustson

June 2, 2019

Fredrik Nordstöm

Needs
Clean Feed CF 496CD

Atomic

Pet Variations

Odin Records CD 9568

Pushing aside the clichés which describe so-called Nordic Jazz as cold and torpid, these Scandinavian units prove that some shibboleths are as legit as Donald Trump’s views on those nations’ health care. The long-established Atomic quintet and saxophonist Fredrik Nordstöm’s ad-hoc double quartet create contemporary mainstream sounds with the same warmth and grace that could come from any band situated on any point of the compass. MORE

July 17, 2005

STÅHLS BLÅ

Schlachtplatte
Moserobie MMPCD 024

Mattias Ståhl could be an alchemist or a circus strong man. At least he appears to possess the alchemist power to transmogrify raw vibraphone metal into pliant plastic or the body builder’s the strength to bend it to his desires.

No matter the cause, the result is a flexible, upbeat style that has built his reputation in Sweden with the Seven Pieces band, saxophonist Fredrik Nordström’s quartet and his own combo featured here. Surrounded by a group of like-minded players SCHLACHTPLATTE is a pleasant, swinging outing that just misses first rank. MORE