Sunday, 13 September 2015

Mathias Landaeus All You Need To Know

Over the past decade pianist Mathias Landæus has emerged as one of the most personal voices of Swedish jazz. His music is characterized by honesty, spontaneity, passion, and playfulness. His recorded output ranges from straight ahead jazz to free form to electronica. He has toured with musicians like Benny Golson, Tim Hagans, Lina Nyberg, Timbuktu and Magnus Lindgren. He has released ten albums as a leader.
Mathias Landæus was born in Lund, Sweden in1969. He grew up in a musical family and started improvising on the piano as a child. In his teens he started playing in local jazz, soul and hip hop bands. In 1992 he moved to New York to study jazz and classical music at The Mannes College Of Music. Among his piano teachers were Richie Beirach and Jaki Byard. Upon returning to Sweden in 1995, he was immediately signed to the Amigo label and his first album "Blåbete" was released to much critical acclaim. During the years that followed Landæus got firmly rooted in Stockholm. He vitalized the local scene by creating an oasis for jazz musicians and listeners at the small club "Glenn Miller Café" where he led the house band several nights a week. This became an important inspiration for the next generation of budding jazz musicians. During these years Mathias played with many prominent Swedish jazz musicians from all generations.
Between 2002 and 2004 he held the piano chair in the Norrbotten Big Band which was led by Tim Hagans. Between 2002 and 2008 he was been a member of singer Lina Nyberg's band, a very creative and expressive unit that strayed as far as Brazil and Vietnam. Among his own projects are the band “House of Approximation” which has been featured on three well-recieved albums and electronica/nu jazz project Reunion. In 2009 he formed a trio with legendary bassist Palle Danielsson and celebrated drummer Jon Fält. Their album debut “Opening” was released on MA Recordings.
Since 2010 Landæus plays regularly in Lund at the club “Underground”. Acting as a curator, he invites some of the best musicians in Scandinavia and puts together a new constellation each week.

Into Life (Moserobie 2014)
Jul på jazzvis (Moserobie 2011)
Opening (Ma Recordings 2009)
Goes a long long way (Moserobie 2007)
Double Door (Prophone 2006)
Fringe People (Moserobie 2004)
House of Approximation (Moserobie 2003)
Re: (Sonar Kollektiv 2003)
Darling (Amigo 1997)
Blåbete (Amigo 1996)

Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 10th September 2015

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland show dated 10th September 2015. A link to the show can be found here:

The Boogie Wonderland Show -10/09/2015 Playlist
Hour 1: 8 to 9pm
Loleatta Holloway
 All About the Paper
Kool & the Gang
 Be My Lady
Joe Bataan
 Continental Square Dance
 Magic Touch
 Latin Strut  Esperanto
Volker Kriegel Trio
Attila Zoller Wuartet with Don Friedman
Johnny Griffin Quartet
Positive Flow
 My Prediction feat  Omar (Opolopo Remix)
The Sound Principle
 Heartbreaking (Intimate Extended Mix)
Sheila Ford
 Why Cant You See (Louie Vega LP Mix)
Hour 2: 9 to 10pm
Mathias Landaeus
Empty Apartment
Mathias Landaeus Interview
 Part 1
Mathias Landaeus
 Hallelujah (L Cohen)
Mathias Landaeus Interview
 Part 2
Mathias Landaeus
In Watermelon Sugar
Mathias Landaeus Interview
 Part 3
Mathias Landaeus
 King Kres
Mathias Landaeus Interview
 Part 4
Mathias Landaeus
 The Adventure of Captain Holmes
Mathias Landaeus Interview
 Part 5
Mathias Landaeus
 Mazurka Op 17 No 4 (F Chopin)
Mathias Landaeus
Amateur's Night
Hour 3: 10 to 11pm
Evelyn Champagne King
  Dance All Nite
Jordin Sparks
 100 Years
Josué ft Billy Green
 Summer time
Herbie Hancock
Wiggle Waggle
Phil Gerus
 Never Coming Back

Friday, 4 September 2015

Stretch Trio All You Need To Know

Stretch Trio was formed as an outlet for music written by EWI and Saxophonist, Andy French. The original idea behind the compositions was to create a sound that was accessible to a wide audience, whilst remaining rooted within the jazz idiom. The unusual line-up of sax, guitar and drums demanded some innovative approaches to playing from each of the members, enabling Stretch Trio to quickly form their own distinctive sound. In December 2014 the trio won the prestigious Peter Whittingham Award, they faced a panel of experts including trombonist Dennis Rollins, saxophonist Pete Wareham, and Justin McKenzie of London promoter Jazz re:freshed. The group, were the unanimous choice to receive the £4,000 development award through Help Musicians UK. In November 2014, Stretch Trio recorded their debut album, Antithesis. This is the first official documentation of the bands sound. This Album will function as a timeline displaying how the bands sound has developed since its formation, including some of the first compositions that they played together. Early in 2014 they were given the opportunity to perform at the 'Gateshead International jazz festival' after winning the prestigious 'Jazz North Introduces' award. As well as this high profile performance sharing the bill with artists such as Bill Frisell, Esperanza Spaulding, Jack Dejohnette, Polar Bear and Jean Touisant they were awarded two days of mentoring with internationally acclaimed saxophonist, Ian Dixon. These intense mentoring sessions benefited all three musicians individually as well as developing the ensemble both in performance and composition. In order to explore a vast array of textures within the small ensemble, Stretch Trio have implemented the use of loops and various effects. This allows them to explore genres outside of the Jazz idiom. Keep in touch with Stretch Trio via Facebook, Twitter or email for news on the album, gigs and everything else in between!


Track Listings for The Boogie Wonderland Show 3rd September 2015

Below is the track listing for the Boogie Wonderland show dated 3rd September 2015. A link to the show can be found here:

The Boogie Wonderland Show -03/09/2015 Playlist
Hour 1: 8 to 9pm
The Salsoul Orchestra
 Take Some Time Out (For Love) [12' Dance Mix]
Ramsey Lewis
Chris Jasper
 One Time Love
Jessica Lauren Four
 The Name Of Fela Will Always Stand For Freedom
Roy Asaaf Trio
 Second Row Behind The Painter
The Shoaolin Afronauts
DJ Spen & Natasha Watts
Know You (12 Inch Mix)
Gotta & Mey
 Like I breathe (Xmix)
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators
 One In A Million
Abraham Battat
 Fly Away
Idris Ackamoot & The Pyramids
 Rhapsody in Berlin Part 1 and 2
Hour 2: 9 to 10pm
Stretch Trio
 Hectic Metric
 Tune 1
StretchTrio Interview
 Part 1
Stretch Trio
 Solstice Pt 1
StretchTrio Interview
 Part 2
Stretch Trio
 Solstice Pt 2
StretchTrio Interview
 Part 3
Stretch Trio
 The River
StretchTrio Interview
 Part 4
 Crystal Caverns
Go Go Penguin
 The Letter
Hour 3: 10 to 11pm
Melba Moore
 Its My Time Again
Israel & New Breed feat Yolanda Adams
 How Awesome is Our God
 Beautiful Moments
Charlie Wilson feat Shaggy
Charlie Wilson
 Sombody Love You
They Don't Know
Duke Dumont
 Won't Look Back [Jax Jones Remix]
 Teach Me [MK Remix]
Take Me Away
06 R Kelly, Waze & Odyssey
 Bump & Grind 2014
Chris Lorenzo; Hannah Watts
DCUP; Yolanda Be Cool
 Soul Makossa (Money)
Enzo Siffredi
Gregory Porter
 Liquid Spirit [Claptone Remix]