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Bengt Nordström // Bengt "Frippe" Nordström LP BOX

Bengt Nordström // Bengt "Frippe" Nordström LP BOX

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※最終入荷となります

A complete box of the past works of Swedish saxophonist Bengt Nordström, who passed away in 2000.

Includes 4-disc record, 10", 7", 32-page booklet and DL code.

Less than,Commentary by Jim O'Rourke.

"Bengt 'Frippe' Nordström's explosive music on the Bird Notes label and his own radical approach to solo saxophone is here in one great package. Thoroughly researched and lovingly crafted. This restored music is now finally back out of reach and ready to reset the timer again."

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Ni Vu Ni Connu releases available at Tobira.

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Includes DL code.

LP box contains:
Natural Music (album /nvnc-lp032)
Drastic Plastic (album /nvnc-lp033)
Någonting (album /nvnc-lp034)
Reality (album /nvnc-lp035)
To Bengt (10inch /nvnc-lp036)
When Will The Blues Leave? (single /nvnc-ep001)

+A 32-page booklet with essays by Thomas Millroth and John Corbett, unpublished photography, rare press clippings and notes from the artist.

 

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"Here, in one amazing package, is the explosion Bengt 'Frippe' Nordström set off with his Bird Notes label and his own radical approach to solo saxophone. Exhaustively researched and lovingly restored, this music now finally returns from the realm of the out of reach , and ready to reset the timer again."
—Jim O'Rourke

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Ni Vu Ni Connu:

For the past decade, Mats Gustafsson has fastidiously produced and compiled the most thorough and comprehensive collection of archival solo recordings of the late legendary Swedish saxophonist and eccentric archivist of free music activity in Sweden, Bengt “Frippe” Nordström (1936–2000). Bringing together rare and unreleased recordings taken from an extensive collection of home-recorded solo sax improvisations, it documents his radical and experimental approach to the instrument, which predates the avant-garde solo work of artists such as Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Brötzmann and others.

Little is known about Nordström outside of the small circle of avid free music aficionados, largely owing to the fact that the releases on his in-house label Bird Notes were pressed in editions as small as 1 to 10 copies. rpm artifacts, often only made as test pressings for friends, were never introduced to the broader music market at the time. Over 78 metal masters were produced in 45” and 33” format and were combined or recombined on different records, which makes these objects exemplars of a kind of pre-post-modern approach to distribution and manufacturing — both a nightmare and a wet dream for collectors up to this day.

Nordström was well-acquainted with Don Cherry and Albert Ayler, befriending both the legendary artists in their respective time in Stockholm. He recorded Ayler's first solo record Something Different!!!!!! in 1962, founding his Bird Notes label in the process. Over the following decade, his trusted ¼-inch tape recorder was used to document his own practice and many other free music events in Stockholm.

Frippe was known for his eccentric personality and strikingly formal attire, a musician with the dress sense of a bespectacled accountant haunting the jazz clubs of Stockholm seven nights a week. or simply gate-crash the gig by playing his sax from the audience.

Gustafsson's enduring work in anthologising his friend and mentor culminates in this release, a comprehensive collection of never-before-heard recordings of an artist of action and attitude whose work has had a decisive influence on the underground free improvised music scene in Sweden. collaboration with the Swedish writer and art critic Thomas Millroth, an acknowledged specialist in all things Frippe, the ultimate box set has finally become a reality, an object to behold, beautifully designed by Teresa Iten for Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu.

Besides spectacular recordings of unreleased solo work from the 1960s for Nordström's Bird Note label and the first reissue of the legendary album Natural Music from 1968, it contains a series of tributes performed by some of the most respected proponents of today's Swedish improvised music scene: Anna Högberg, Isak Hedtjärn, Dror Feiler, Jörgen Adolfsson, Mats Gustafsson, and Sven-Åke Johansson."

Artist : Bengt Nordström

Label : Ni Vu Ni Connu

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※最終入荷となります

A complete box of the past works of Swedish saxophonist Bengt Nordström, who passed away in 2000.

Includes 4-disc record, 10", 7", 32-page booklet and DL code.

Less than,Commentary by Jim O'Rourke.

"Bengt 'Frippe' Nordström's explosive music on the Bird Notes label and his own radical approach to solo saxophone is here in one great package. Thoroughly researched and lovingly crafted. This restored music is now finally back out of reach and ready to reset the timer again."

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Ni Vu Ni Connu releases available at Tobira.

--------------------------

Includes DL code.

LP box contains:
Natural Music (album /nvnc-lp032)
Drastic Plastic (album /nvnc-lp033)
Någonting (album /nvnc-lp034)
Reality (album /nvnc-lp035)
To Bengt (10inch /nvnc-lp036)
When Will The Blues Leave? (single /nvnc-ep001)

+A 32-page booklet with essays by Thomas Millroth and John Corbett, unpublished photography, rare press clippings and notes from the artist.

 

++

"Here, in one amazing package, is the explosion Bengt 'Frippe' Nordström set off with his Bird Notes label and his own radical approach to solo saxophone. Exhaustively researched and lovingly restored, this music now finally returns from the realm of the out of reach , and ready to reset the timer again."
—Jim O'Rourke

++

Ni Vu Ni Connu:

For the past decade, Mats Gustafsson has fastidiously produced and compiled the most thorough and comprehensive collection of archival solo recordings of the late legendary Swedish saxophonist and eccentric archivist of free music activity in Sweden, Bengt “Frippe” Nordström (1936–2000). Bringing together rare and unreleased recordings taken from an extensive collection of home-recorded solo sax improvisations, it documents his radical and experimental approach to the instrument, which predates the avant-garde solo work of artists such as Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, Roscoe Mitchell, Peter Brötzmann and others.

Little is known about Nordström outside of the small circle of avid free music aficionados, largely owing to the fact that the releases on his in-house label Bird Notes were pressed in editions as small as 1 to 10 copies. rpm artifacts, often only made as test pressings for friends, were never introduced to the broader music market at the time. Over 78 metal masters were produced in 45” and 33” format and were combined or recombined on different records, which makes these objects exemplars of a kind of pre-post-modern approach to distribution and manufacturing — both a nightmare and a wet dream for collectors up to this day.

Nordström was well-acquainted with Don Cherry and Albert Ayler, befriending both the legendary artists in their respective time in Stockholm. He recorded Ayler's first solo record Something Different!!!!!! in 1962, founding his Bird Notes label in the process. Over the following decade, his trusted ¼-inch tape recorder was used to document his own practice and many other free music events in Stockholm.

Frippe was known for his eccentric personality and strikingly formal attire, a musician with the dress sense of a bespectacled accountant haunting the jazz clubs of Stockholm seven nights a week. or simply gate-crash the gig by playing his sax from the audience.

Gustafsson's enduring work in anthologising his friend and mentor culminates in this release, a comprehensive collection of never-before-heard recordings of an artist of action and attitude whose work has had a decisive influence on the underground free improvised music scene in Sweden. collaboration with the Swedish writer and art critic Thomas Millroth, an acknowledged specialist in all things Frippe, the ultimate box set has finally become a reality, an object to behold, beautifully designed by Teresa Iten for Ni-Vu-Ni-Connu.

Besides spectacular recordings of unreleased solo work from the 1960s for Nordström's Bird Note label and the first reissue of the legendary album Natural Music from 1968, it contains a series of tributes performed by some of the most respected proponents of today's Swedish improvised music scene: Anna Högberg, Isak Hedtjärn, Dror Feiler, Jörgen Adolfsson, Mats Gustafsson, and Sven-Åke Johansson."

Artist : Bengt Nordström

Label : Ni Vu Ni Connu