Reviews that mention Filip Augustson

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