Tuesday 31 May 2011

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström: Now's the "Frippe" Time

After a quite a hiatus, here's finally a new post to this blog. The reason why there has been so few posts lately is simply that I haven't bought any suitable records for a while. I have bought records, but they've been either non-free jazz or free jazz that has been reissued or issued originally by FMP. (And FMP I won't be posting, they don't allow that at all).

Frippe was a legendary Swedish free jazz reedsman, responsible for, among other things, releasing some of the first Scandinavian free jazz on his Bird Notes -label, and for the noble task of issuing the first recordings of Albert Ayler. The record posted here is one of his rare own recordings, from the 1980's. I don't think I need to say much more, but I recommend reading the excellent post by Clifford Allen in his blog:

 Lest We Forget... Bengt "Frippe" Nordstrom (1936-2000)

And here for the music:

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström & Miljövårdsverket: Now's the Frippe Time (Dragon DRLP 82, 1985)

Bengt "Frippe" Nordström - clarinet, contrabass clarinet, tenor saxophone, vocals
Lars Svantesson - violin
Björn Alke - bass
Jan Adefeldt - bass (2, 5, 6)
Peter Axelsson - bass (2, 5, 6)
Peeter Uuskyla - drums


Enjoy and please comment. (PS. apologies for the lousy photos, I've moved and my new apartment isn't really suited for proper photographing.)