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Mats Gustafsson was born 1964 in Umeå, is a Swedish saxophone player and a stalwart on the Scandinavian free jazz scene.

He first came to the attention of lovers of improvised music as part of a duo with Christian Munthe in 1986 and the band Gush. He has later played widely with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, Barry Guy and Derek Bailey. Since the early 1990s, Mats Gustafsson has been a regular visitor to the U.S., forming a particular affinity with Chicago musicians such as Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang and Ken Vandermark and recording for the city’s OkkaDisk label.

In addition to projects with musicians, Mats Gustafsson has worked extensively with artists from the worlds of dance, theatre, poetry and painting.


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Album Duck Walks Dog (With Mixed Results)

Duck Walks Dog (With...

NoBusiness Records
2020

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Album She Knows...

She Knows...

ezz-thetics
2020

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Album The Hands by Mats Gustafsson

The Hands

Rune Grammofon
2018

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Album Svårmod Och Vemod Är Värdesinnen by Mats Gustafsson

Svårmod Och Vemod...

RareNoiseRecords
2018

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Album Piano Mating by Mats Gustafsson

Piano Mating

X-ray Records
2016

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Album MG50 Peace & Fire by Mats Gustafsson

MG50 Peace & Fire

Trost Records
2016

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