mattiasstahl.com

Vibes från Gröndal

Det här är Mattias Ståhl.
Han spelar vibrafon.
(info in english below)

Till exempel med sin egen trio STÅHLS TRIO (med Christopher Cantillo - tr och Joe Williamson - b) synnerligen skivaktuella med 

"JAG SKULLE BARA GÅ UT" på vinyl (dubbel  10") och cd.

Fantastiska recensioner på skivan, köp fort!! Gör det här: www.moserobie.com

"But I'm even more floored by the new Jag Skulle Bara Gå Ut (Moserobie), a fantastic trio album (…) right from the start there's something about it that reminds me of the quicksilver energy and spontaneity of the pianist's classic Money Jungle album with Charles Mingus and Max Roach (…) Few adventurous jazz records I've heard this year are this subtle. Or this good."
Chicago Reader (US)

"…take things into outer space - almost literally during his trio's wiggy introduction to Sun Ra's "Satellites are spinning" - and the meter-free middle section of the trio's rambunctious take on Duke Ellington's "The Mooche". Ståhl and his confederates sound equally masterful negotiating orbits closer to a gravitational body. (…) Ståhl establishes his singularity through the clarity of his lines and the precision of his attack. The multifarious talents of the rest of the trio contribute to the album's success. (…) Rarely are rigor and accessibility so successfully balanced.
4/5 stars
Downbeat Magazine (US)

"er det ei fryd for øyret (…) eit praktfullt album."
Dagsavisen (NO)

"en av verdens aller beste og mest uttrykksfulle vibrafonister (…)tar oss med på ei vidunderlig vakker og sammensatt reise (…)"
Nettavisen (NO)

"…fin skiva med subtil känslighet (…) Det är en av hemligheterna med skivan överlag tror jag, en spänning mellan den ganska enkla ytan och det djup som finns därunder."
Soundofmusic (SE)

"Så mycket att lyssna till, så mycket fina detaljer. Samtidigt tre musiker som spelar tillsammans och skapar en musikalisk helhetsbild. (…)ett album som varmt rekommenderas."
Orkesterjournalen 4/5 (SE)

…just det gemensamma är viktigt för trion. De lyssnar, känner in, bearbetar intryck och lägger till. Finessrikt, utan att framhäva individuella prestationer på bekostnad av det gemensamma uttrycket. (…) Mattias Ståhl börjar få internationellt renommé som uppfinningsrik vibrafonist och det med all rätt."
LIRA (SE)

En annan trio som ligger honom varmt om hjärtat är TVÅ FÖR TOMMY, (med Fredrik Ljungkvist - cl och Patric Thorman - b) som släppte en löjligt fin vinyl under 2012 på Found You Recordings! Den är släppt i ynka 350 ex så slå till nu.

Han har även spelat in en duo-CD med mästerimprovisatören och grannen Sten Sandell (2008), dessförinnan släppt två egna album som fått mycket uppmärksamhet både på hemmaplan och internationellt med sin tidigare kvartett Ståhls blå.

Under senare år har han spelat en del med storheter som Georg Riedel och Emil Svanängen/Loney Dear i olika sammanhang. Dessutom medverkar han i ett flertal värstinggrupper som Cecilia Persson kvintett, Martin Küchens Angles, IPA med Magnus Broo/Atle Nymo/Håkon Mjåseth Johansen/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Daniel Buner Formo:s Formo Tre&Metall samt olika projekt med Trondheim Jazzorkester.

Andra grupper där han dragit strå till stacken genom åren är exempelvis Joakim Milders Takeaway, Team Hegdal, Lennart Åbergs stora och små orkestrar, Nils Berg 5 , Alberto Pinton Quintet, Yttling Jazz, Fredrik Nordström Quintet och Klaus Holm Kollektif. Han var husvibrafonist hos swingtronica-killarna i Koop världen runt mellan 2002-2008. Han har också synts till i grupper som Jet Set Sweden och Sven Berggrens Alea. Han fick Sveriges Radio P2:s pris jazzkatten som årets nykomling 2002 för CD:n "Ståhls blå".

Media tycker till:

Piano and vibraphone risk mutual cancellation. Each on its own can overwhelm musical content with volume of sound, so it takes discipline for them to be heard in each others presence. Swedes Sten Sandell and Mattias Stahl are up to that task. Each modulates his approach to ensure the music's balance(...) ...their contributions never blur.
Bill Meyer, Downbeat Magazine (US)

...själv river han undan alla fördomar om vibrafonen som ett mesigt plinke-plonk-instrument; det här är intelligent och sexig friformjazz som river i högtalarmembranen. Med nervig, knappt tyglad energi, massor av överraskningar och, faktiskt, melodier som biter sig fast.
Lennart Persson, Expressen

Vibrafonisten Mattias Ståhl har en djävulsk känsla för sitt instrument…intensitet, kraft och dess motpoler lugn och luft.
Fredrik Eriksson, Groove
... ger skickligt varandra motstånd och stöd. Ibland luftigt och mjukt, ibland kantigt och hårt. (...) Överhuvudtaget finns ett tilltalande samspel mellan de båda, samtidigt som de var för sig ges utrymme att ta ut svängarna. Lyhördhet är ett signum (...)

Magnus Olsson, Sound of Music

Vackert och utmanande i förening.

Måns Wallgren, Dagens Nyheter

...cd:n låter lite som om Archie Shepp spelade vibrafon.

Groove

...det lät som när teven pajat.

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VÅR

11/3 Trondheim, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (TJO)

12/3 Levanger, TJO

13/3 Steinkjer, TJO

14/3 Köpenhamn, Jazzhouse TJO

15/3 München, Unterfahrt, TJO

5/4 Bollnäs, Jazz på Pippis vis

6/4 Gävle, Jazz på Pippis vis

9/4 Gröndals kulturskola STÅHLS TRIO/STEN SANDELL

12/4 Loney Dear&Järfälla Manskör

14-20/4 Edsåsdalen:

Svenska Parisorkestern

22-23/4 Visby, Glada Hudik

25/4 Växjö, Katedralskolan STÅHLS TRIO

26/4 ALVESTA, STÅHLS TRIO

28-29/4 Gävle, Glada Hudik

5-6/5 GMC, Texas/Ståhl duo

12-13/5 Örnsköldsvik, Glada Hudik

15/5 GMC, TVÅ FÖR TOMMY

26-28/5 Umeå, Glada Hudik

29-30/5 Rönnells, Angles

SOMMAR

7/6 Novara, Italy, Angles

14/6 Vimmerby, Småland m Georg&Sarah Riedel

27/6 Baltic Jazz m Jessica Pilnäs

6/7 Skottvångs Grufva,

STÅHLS TRIO

17/7 Nickelsdorf, Angles

20/7 Söderhamn, Jazz på Pippis vis

31/7 Näsby Park Kyrka,

TVÅ FÖR TOMMY

This is Mattias Ståhl.
He plays the vibraphone.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

STÅHLS TRIO, with Joe Williamsson -b and Christopher Cantillo - dr. New album - "JAG SKULLE BARA GÅ UT" out Moserobie Music Production! On CD or limited double 10" vinyl. Fantastic reviews!

 

"Few adventurous jazz records I've heard this year are this subtle. Or this good."

Chicago Reader

Check out the full review at

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/11/29/matthias-sthl-reps-the-vibe-for-europe

TVÅ FÖR TOMMY playing in a more chambermusic setting; vibes, bass and clarinet. Fredrik Ljungkvist - cl, Patric Thorman -b. Vinyl album out 2012 on Found You Recordings! Copies limited to 350 ex.

Other recordings are the duo with master improviser Sten Sandell (an album released in 2008 - "GRANN MUSIK" on the portugese label Cleanfeed).

Mattias is born 1971 in Oskarshamn, Sweden and lives in Stockholm. Have the latest 15 years performed at stages around Sweden and elsewhere, focusing on jazz and improvised music. Released two album of his own with his former quartet Ståhls blå ("Ståhls blå" 2001 and "Schlachtplatte" 2004), which achieved great attention from reviewers all over the world. He also composed all the music for this group. As a sideman he contributes in a lot of exciting groups, from projects with the legend Georg Riedel to collaborations with the swedish indie wonder Emil Svanängen aka Loney Dear. Also: Cecilia Persson Quintet, Martin Küchens group Angles, IPA with Magnus Broo/Atle Nymo/Håkon Mjåseth Johansen/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Daniel Buner Formos Formo Tre&Metall and different projects with Trondheim Jazzorkester. Other groups where he contributed during the years are Eirik Hegdals Team Hegdal, Joakim Milders Takeaway, Lennart Åberg:s big and small orchestras, Nils Berg 5 (Jazz in Sweden Award 2007), Alberto Pinton Quintet, Yttling Jazz (with Bjorn Yttling from "Peter, Bjorn and John"), Fredrik Nordström Quintet (Jazz in Sweden Award 2002), Klaus Holm Kollektif. He has been the vibist of the swingtronica-duo Koop since 2001, touring all over the world. He has also played with groups as Jet Set Sweden och Sven Berggrens Alea. He recieved the Swedish Radio Award 2002 as newcomer of the year for his album "Ståhls blå".

Media says:

...Has the vibraphone ever been treated this aggressively before? For those who might find vibes too mellow in nature, Stahl provokes wonderment as he hits brutally, retaining some reverberant decay but keeping a brittle front-edge to his notes. (...) This is breathtaking music: force, detail, control and abandon are all ramming against each other with an exactly equal strength.

Martin Longley, Jazz Review (UK)


Swedish vibraphonist Mattias Stahl plays with all the mystery and urgency of early Bobby Hutcherson, and writes brisk, hairpin-turn compositions that owe much to Ornette Coleman. This was perhaps my favorite concert of the festival... Nate Dorward, Cadence (US)
...making utterly fresh, attractive, intelligent and wryly playful music.
Rob Adams, The Herald (UK)
Atmosphere, humor, drama: swedish jazz in excellent shape. **** -- four stars Cuadernos de Jazz (SPAIN)
Reviews
  • « Mattias Ståhl is the wunderkind of the vibes, and on the debut offering from his band, Ståhls blå, he shows that he is a strong group leader(…) **** --four stars »
    Downbeat Magazine (US)
  • « this album has had me off my feet every time I've played it: forty minutes of intelligence, energy, spirit, and extraordinary musicality - it's like reconstructing Ornette's 1959 group with all the advances of technique and knowledge of the last 40 years. » JazzReview (UK)
Discography

Två för Tommy, TVÅ FÖR TOMMY (found you recordings) (2012-VINYL ONLY!)

The vinyl LP was released a year ago, and it is a shame that I only review it now, and it is equally a shame that only 350 copies were made. It is one of those albums which will never figure on your list of "island picks", it is not spectacular enough for that, yet at the same time, it is also an album that you want to keep listening to, for its great musicianship, the incredibly close interplay, the coherence of the musical vision, and the sheer calm beauty of it. An unassuming album without any weaknesses.

Really nice, and worth looking for if there are still any copies left

Stef Gjissels, www.freejazzblog.org


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Sten Sandell & Mattias Ståhl, GRANN MUSIK (neighbour music) (2008) On Cleanfeed Records.
Master Swedish improvisers, pianist Sten Sandell and vibraphonist Mattias Stahl, radiate gobs of colorific contrasts via these freeform-based duets. (...) they merge resonating improvisation with multidimensional fabrics of sound. (...) Few can pull it off and sustain interest at the level evidenced here.

Glenn Astarita, All about jazz


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Their second album, pushing it a little further: "Schlachtplatte" (2004)

On MOSEROBIE!

...This is breathtaking music: force, detail, control and abandon are all ramming against each other with an exactly equal strength.

Martin Longley, Jazz Review (UK)


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The first album with Ståhls blå, "Ståhls blå" (2001). Featuring Joakim Milder - saxophones, Filip Augustson - bass and Thomas Strønen - drums. On Dragon Records.
...they're an interesting brew of personalities: the patient, occasionally blustering Milder, the unpredictable Ståhl, and a rhytm section that can play flat out as easily as it does simple, limber swinging...this is a terrific band
. ***(*) The Penguine Guide to Jazz on CD (UK)
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