Source: Kulturbilagan. Rough translation via Google.
When the composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton visited Sweden this weekend for the first time in 15 years, it was to perform their music in Eric Ericson church next to the Modern Museum in Stockholm. A fitting place for a musician who over the years has become more anxious to present his music as a composer than as a soloist even though 50 years ago he released the first solo record for saxophone ever, For alto.
Source: East Bay Express.
Though he appeared unbilled at the talent-packed concert celebrating drummer Scott Amendola’s 50th birthday last week, Nels Cline was hard to miss on the crowded Freight & Salvage stage. Looking lean and lanky as ever, he swayed next to Berkeley guitarist John Schott and LA’s Jeff Parker, picking his spots to play a power chord or bend a note like a contortionist. The cameo served as both a tantalizing scene setter for the Bay Area debut of his new band The Nels Cline 4 at the Freight on Sunday, Feb. 17, and a potent reminder of his deep and abiding East Bay ties.