Six Little Pieces For Quintet

1. Medium, freies Tempo
2. Medium, ruhig
3. rasche Achtel
4. schnelle Triolen
5. forsches Legato
6. langsam

Axel Dörner: trumpet
Rudi Mahall: bass clarinet
Sten Sandell: piano
Matthias Bauer: double bass
Sven-Åke Johansson: drums

All compositions by Sven-Åke Johansson 
Tuhtha Publishing/SUISA
A production of Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln 
Rec. Sendesaal WDR Köln 1999
Liner Notes by Peter Niklas Wilson

Free Jazz at Millenium's end: a historical idiom, sure enough. Subjekt of musicological analysis and historical research, of post-revolutionary nostalgia. of discographical reissues, even of revivalism.... But why leave retrospection to others? Sven-Åke Johansson has decided to takes a look back at the Sixties himself, to re-investingate the time when free jazz was still very much jazz...."Early free jazz on period instruments"? In a way, yes. Of course, Sven-Åke Johansson plays his Slingerland drum set. 
Peter Niklas Wilson

1999 CD HatOLOGY 538