Sunday, July 24, 2011

TARFALA TRIO. Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Raymond Strid : "SYZYGY"

The TARFALA TRIO has its roots from 1992, meeting at the SOLO - 92 festival in Stockholm, Sweden. After that first encounter in 1992, the trio has worked sporadically and played festivals in Europe and releasing 2 Cds on Maya Recordings. This recording captures them playing live in Belgium, 2009. It is explosive, high energy loaded ferocious music focusing on low dynamic melodic material. Tarfala Trio is at their peak creating the most exciting improvised music you can hear today.
This is a double limited gatefold vinyl edition only, which, as a bonus, contains one-sided 7“ EP and a booklet of photos of the musicians playing live.


Mats Gustafsson – tenor sax and alto fluteophone
Barry Guy – bass
Raymond Strid – drums