Smalltown Supersound Announces Actions for Free Jazz Sublabel

Source: Smalltown Supersound.

Smalltown Superjazzz was a free-jazz subsidiary label to Smalltown Supersound from 2005-2012. The label has been dormant since 2012, due to the fact that Smalltown founder Joakim Haugland “didn`t feel the label any longer”. So in 2012 Haugland put the label to rest.

Phase two. AFJ-Series represents a new start. Built on the foundation and heritage of the Superjazzz label. AFJ-Series is short for Actions for free jazz. This was the slogan for Smalltown Superjazzz and was borrowed at the time from Don Cherry & Krystzof Penderecki’s The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra track “Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra” from the 1971 album “Actions”. AFJ-Series will be a series and a subsidiary label within the Smalltown Supersound label. The inspiration for the label is BYG Actuel, Incus, Freedom and ESP-Disk

The releases planned are:

Christian Marclay & Mats Gustafsson – Link
Joe McPhee & Paal Nilssen-Love – Lift Every Voice and Sing
EYE & Mats Gustafsson – And now…
V/A – Actions For Free Jazz (mixed by Lasse Marhaug)