Fire! Orchestra


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Mats Gustafsson Baritone saxophone, Flute
Delphine Joussein
Flute, Electronics
Susana Santos Silva
Goran Kajfes
Mats Aleklint
Trombone, Sousaphone
Heida Karine Johannesdottir
Fredrik Ljungkvist
Clarinet, Tenor saxophone
Lars-Goran Ulander
Alto saxophone
Anna Hogberg
Alto saxophone
Josefin Runsteen
Julien Desprez
Electric guitar
Alexander Zethson
Johan Berthling
Double bass
David Sandstrom
Voice, Drums
Blanche Lafuente
Drums, Electronics
Mikael Werliin
Sound director

Approximate duration: 75 min.

Ten years on from the megalomaniacal initial formation of Fire! Orchestra, Mats Gustafsson and Johan Berthling once again brought together dozens of musicians to record the ambitious “Echoes”. The album, a must-have on many lists of the best of 2023, reflected – in Gustafsson’s words – the orchestra as “a more complex beast”. If “Echoes” admirably documents an exploration of ideas that travels as far as contemporary written music, improvised music or cosmic jazz, rock or traditional Brazilian and African music, this ambition is interpreted live by a super-formation of 16 members, including Julien Desprez, Susana Santos Silva and Fredrik Ljungkvist. Closing Jazz em Agosto 2024, an unmissable event.

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