Anagram Records Label...
THE MUSIC OF NORMAN HOWARD - Mats Gustafsson
NEW LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASE – 750
copies, 12 inch gatefold Lp 200 gram vinyl
played trumpet with the legendary Albert Ayler but, so far as we are
aware, he only released a cassette recording as a band leader. This
was on the Homeboy label in 1968 and was entitled “Burn Baby Burn”.
He played with Joe Phillips on alto saxophone, Walter Cliff on bass
and Corney Millsap on drums.
behind our current release is to showcase this wonderful music with
an updated hue. The recording, which was made in the cellar of the
Anagram Records store in Stockholm on November 19th 2001,
brings together Mats Gustafsson and a group of Swedish, Norwegian,
and American musicians.
combines the talents of the free jazz groups “The Thing” and
Mats Gustafsson – alto and tenor sax
Ken Vandermark – clarinet, bass-clarinet,
tenor and baritone sax
Jeb Bishop – trombone
Kjell Nordeson – vibraphone
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – bass
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
The tracks are as follows:
All the tunes were composed by Norman Howard
and have an earthy almost New Orleans feeling to them brought right
up to date in this hard driving session