Album highlight : Mars Williams/Tollef Østvang / Painted Pillars
Mars Williams/Tollef Østvang - Painted Pillars
Mars Williams - saxophones and toy instruments
Tollef Østvang - drums and percussion
Mars Williams is an open-minded musician, who commutes easily between free jazz, funk, hip-hop and rock. Despite his busy touring schedule with Liquid Soul and The Psychedelic Furs, he is an active collaborator with improvisers such as Ken Vandermark, Jim Baker, Hamid Drake, Michael Zerang, Kent Kessler, Joe McPhee, Dave Rempis and Paal Nilssen-Love.
STONE FLOOR RECORDS
STONE FLOOR RECORDS IS A NORWEGIAN INDEPENDENT LABEL FOR FREE JAZZ AND OTHER FORMS OF IMPROVISED MUSIC.
IT WAS FOUNDED BY THE MUSICIANS JON RUNE STRØM AND TOLLEF ØSTVANG WITH THE INTENTION TO RELEASE HONEST AND INNOVATIVE IMPROVISED MUSIC WITH A SOLID AND GROUNDED REFERENCE TO FREE JAZZ.
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