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Mats Gustafsson 50th birthday box set

Trost Records to release a four CD box set of recordings from his three day Vienna show

This spring the Vienna based Trost label is set to release a four CD box set of Swedish sax player Mats Gustafsson playing live with a variety of friends and associates. Called Peace And Fire, the recordings were made during Gustafsson's 50th birthday celebration, which was held over a three day period in October 2014 at Vienna's Porgy & Bess venue. It draws on 16 shows with a roll call that included Gustafsson's Fire! Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, The Thing, Sven-Ake Johansson, Anna Högberg, Ken Vandermark, Sofia Jernberg, Didi Kern, Christof Kurzmann, Fake The Facts, and more. Produced by Micke Keysendal, Peace And Fire includes a booklet compiled by Lasse Marhaug featuring photos by Žiga Koritnik and Petra Cvelbar, and accompanying essays.

More information can be found here. Mats Gustafsson was featured on the cover of The Wire 349. Subscribers can read that article via The Wire's online archive.