Mats Gustafsson

Also known as G, Gustafson, Gustafsson, Gustavsson, Mats, Mats Gustafsson & His All-Stars, Mats Gustavsson, Mats Olof Gustafsson, MG

Short biography of Mats Gustafsson: Swedish reeds player and improviser Mats Gustafsson's extended saxophone techniques draw equally from the fiery free jazz blowing tradition and the European microtonal schools. Born in 1964 in the culturally rich area of Umeå, he was exposed at a young age to various Swedish improvisers such as saxophonist Lars Göran Ulander and pianist Per Henrik Wallin. His first instrument was the flute, but by his early teens, Gustafsson was playing saxophone as well. Around the age of 14, he put his saxophone mouthpiece on his flute to bring an instrument along on a trip, and since then has played this creation, the fluteophone, in addition to other, more standard reed instruments.

His first improvisations were with drummer Kjell Nordeson, who would later form the AALY Trio with Gustafsson. Mats Gustafsson moved to Stockholm in the mid-'80s, and there met musicians such as Sten Sandell and Raymond Strid. The three formed Gush in 1988, two years after Gustafsson's duo with Christian Munthe, Two Slices of Acoustic Car, began. He also worked with Berlin-based Sven-Åke Johansson during this time, thus becoming acquainted with the German scene.

In 1990, Gustafsson performed in Derek Bailey's Company in London. He also began visiting the U.S. regularly, becoming a regular in the Chicago improvising community as the '90s progressed, working extensively with Hamid Drake and Ken Vandermark, among others. Gustafsson has also performed and recorded with Sonic Youth, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens, Georg Graewe, Jaap Blonk, and as a member of Peter Brotzmann's all-star Chicago Octet/Tentet.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Mats Gustafsson - DEG DEG 2
mp3, CD
2002 Firework Edition Records
2 Mats Gustafsson - Off-Road Off-Road 6
mp3, CD
2003 Blue Chopsticks
3 Mats Gustafsson - The Education Of Lars Jerry The Education Of Lars Jerry 8
mp3, CD
1999 Xeric
4 Mats Gustafsson - Trees and Truths Trees and Truths 6
mp3, CD
2002 Olof Bright
5 Mats Gustafsson - The Music Of Norman Howard The Music Of Norman Howard 4
mp3, CD
2002 Anagram Records (2)
6 Mats Gustafsson - Solos For Contrabass Saxophone Solos For Contrabass Saxophone 3
mp3, CD
2003 Table Of The Elements
7 Mats Gustafsson - I Love It When You Snore I Love It When You Snore 7
mp3, CD
2002-12-10 Smalltown Supersound
8 Mats Gustafsson - Impropositions. Solo Saxophone Impropositions. Solo Saxophone 13
mp3, CD
1997 Phono Suecia
9 Mats Gustafsson - Slide Away Slide Away 2
mp3, CD
2005-04-28 Kning Disk
10 Mats Gustafsson - Hidros 3 Hidros 3 10
mp3, CD
2004 Smalltown Supersound
11 Mats Gustafsson - For Don Cherry For Don Cherry 4
mp3, CD
1995 Okka Disk
12 Mats Gustafsson - How To Raise An Ox How To Raise An Ox 9
mp3, CD
2005 Atavistic
13 Mats Gustafsson - Sticky Tongues And Kitchen Knives Sticky Tongues And Kitchen Knives 17
mp3, CD
1999 Xeric
14 Mats Gustafsson - The Fat Is Gone The Fat Is Gone 3
mp3, CD
2007 Smalltown Superjazzz
15 Mats Gustafsson - Splatter Splatter 4
mp3, CD
2007 Smalltown Superjazzz
16 Mats Gustafsson - Split LP Series #3 - Mats Gustafsson / Cor Fuhler Split LP Series #3 - Mats Gustafsson / Cor Fuhler 3
mp3, CD
2008-05-09 Narrominded
17 Mats Gustafsson - Mats G Plays Duke E Mats G Plays Duke E 5
mp3, CD
2008 Qbico
18 Mats Gustafsson - Mats G Plays Duke E Mats G Plays Duke E 5
mp3, CD
2008 Qbico
19 Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth 3
mp3, CD
2008-07-28 Sonic Youth Records
20 Mats Gustafsson - For Åke Hodell For Åke Hodell 2
mp3, CD
2008-08-21 Quasi Pop Records
21 Mats Gustafsson - The Thing The Thing 6
mp3, CD
2001
22 Mats Gustafsson - The Vilnius Implosion The Vilnius Implosion 6
mp3, CD
2008 NoBusiness Records
23 Hidros One 9
mp3, CD
1999 Caprice Records
24 Mats Gustafsson - Parrot Fish Eye Parrot Fish Eye 15
mp3, CD
1995 Okka Disk
25 Mats Gustafsson - Mouth Eating Trees And Related Activities Mouth Eating Trees And Related Activities 5
mp3, CD
1996 Okka Disk
26 Mats Gustafsson - Windows: The Music Of Steve Lacy Windows: The Music Of Steve Lacy 6
mp3, CD
2000 Blue Chopsticks
27 Mats Gustafsson - Catapult (Baritone Sax Solo) Catapult (Baritone Sax Solo) 9
mp3, CD
2005 Doubtmusic
28 Mats Gustafsson - Mats G. Plays Albert A. Mats G. Plays Albert A. 2
mp3, CD
2009 Qbico
29 Mats Gustafsson - Mats G. Plays Albert A. Mats G. Plays Albert A. 2
mp3, CD
2009 Qbico
30 Mats Gustafsson - They Were Gentle And Pretty Pigs They Were Gentle And Pretty Pigs 9
mp3, CD
2002 The Beak Doctor
31 Mats Gustafsson - The Vilnius Explosion The Vilnius Explosion 4
mp3, CD
2008 NoBusiness Records
32 Mats Gustafsson - Cosmic Debris Volume IV Cosmic Debris Volume IV 2
mp3, CD
2008 A Silent Place
33 Mats Gustafsson - Duo Box Set Duo Box Set 5
mp3, CD
2009
34 Mats Gustafsson - TR!O TR!O 8
mp3, CD
2010-05-00 FMP
35 Mats Gustafsson - One To (Two)............... One To (Two)............... 18
mp3, CD
1998 Okka Disk

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