January 3, 2023

The pandemic obviously changed a lot of things but I’ve had no problem staying inspired during this challenging time. I’ve continued to upgrade my sound system, which is now on a new level and I’ve been listening to a lot of music at home. It’s been quite a mix and way too much to mention [...]


My first post in a LONG time. A lot has happened since my last one with the pandemic obviously affecting everyone’s lives one way or another. In my case, it didn’t change my everyday life that much. Having two small children and my job at Malmö Academy of Music to take care of, I pretty [...]


December 30, 2019

As mentioned in my post “Update December 2019”, I haven’t had much time to myself lately. I haven’t been to any concerts in quite a while and there hasn’t been much time to seriously listen to music at home either. I have however upgraded my sound system by getting a new amplifier, floorstanding speakers and [...]


There has been some changes in my life this year. Our daughter was born in August so I now have two children and I also have a new (fixed) position at Malmö Academy of Music, where I’ve become head of the Jazz performance programme. This changes my everyday life quite a bit. Having two small [...]


March 13, 2019

I haven’t had much time to listen to music or go to concerts during the past six months but one thing that I have been doing is listening to some podcasts and I’ve been enjoying these: A Noise From the Deep Music Magic with Chick Corea The NYU Jazz Interview Series Podcast [...]


September 3, 2018

I became a father on February 2nd which has been fantastic. Since then, my life is different and there hasn’t been a lot of time to myself. Therefore, I haven’t been to as many concerts or listened as much to music as I used to. However, I have been to a few concerts during the [...]


May 25, 2018

This fall, I will be working at Malmö Stadsteater for three months. They are producing a play about the legendary Swedish vocalist Monica Zetterlund called ”Monicas vals” which will be premiered on September 21st. There will be a lot of music in it and Benjamin Koppel, who will be the musical director, has put together [...]


March 3, 2018

Some concerts that I’ve enjoyed lately are: Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Trevino (Mahler: Symphony #7) @ Malmö Live on September 28th, 2017 Napoleon Murphy Brock & Mats Öberg @ Folk å Rock, Malmö on November 5th, 2017 Cecilia Persson solo @ Palladium, Malmö on November 14th, 2017 Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman @ [...]


September 1, 2017

I haven’t been to very many performances lately but a few ones that I’ve enjoyed are: Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth @ Copenhagen Jazzhouse on March 24th, 2017 Brad Mehldau Trio @ Palladium, Malmö on May 10th, 2017 Bill Frisell Trio @ Copenhagen Jazz Festival on July 12th, 2017 Paul Auster interviewed by Aris Fioretos @ Malmö [...]


July 18, 2017

Pianist & composer Loïc Dequidt is doing a project this fall that I’m really looking forward to be part of. He’s put together a larger ensemble, combining his quartet and a woodwind quintet put together by flutist Katlijn Sergeant. This enables him to write for a larger group which mixes jazz- and classical musicians and [...]


March 2, 2017

These are some of the records I’ve been into lately: Frank Zappa: Roxy The Movie (Eagle Vision) / Road Tapes Vol.2 (Vaulternative) Stevie Wonder: Innervisions (Motown) Milton Nascimento: Lô Borges-Clube Da Esquina (World Pacific) Joni Mitchell: Travelogue (Nonesuch) Miles Davis: Quintet 1965-68 (Columbia/Legacy) And these are some concerts I’ve been to: Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted [...]


February 11, 2017

“Composer in Residence” by Cecilia Persson & Norrbotten Big Band received the ”Best Jazz Album of 2016” award at the Swedish indie awards, Manifestgalan, held at Nalen in Stockholm on February 10th, with the following motivation: “Toner som konstruerats med minutiös noggrannhet och mejslats ut med millimeterprecision. Progressiv jazz som uttrycker exakta känslor genom en [...]


September 2, 2016

I’ve been listening to a lot of different things lately and some of the albums I’ve been into are: Carla Bley: Dinner Music (Watt) Donny Hathaway: Live (Atco) Frank Zappa: Apostrophe (DiscReet) Freddie Hubbard: The Love Connection (Columbia) Egberto Gismonti: Em Familia (EMI) Hindemith / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Chailly: Kammermusik (Decca) Stevie Wonder: Talking [...]


May 22, 2016

We just finished mixing an upcoming album with expEAR & Drew Gress and besides that, there are also a couple of other albums that will be released during 2016. Naxos are about to release a CD with Cecilia Persson & Norrbotten Big Band, Andersson/Nilsson/Anderskov will release an album on Gateway Music in August and Hans [...]


March 3, 2016

Thanks to doing some traveling, I’ve been to quite a few concerts during the last six months. Some nice ones have been: Malmö Symphony Orchestra & Isabelle van Keulen conducted by Marc Soustrot (Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps / Dutilleux: Violin Concerto “L’Arbre des Songes” / Musorgskij: Pictures at an Exhibition) @ Malmö Live on [...]


January 10, 2016

I spent December 16-30 in Chennai, India to study some concepts of Karnatic music. I studied konokol and some talas with flute player Shanthala Subramanyam and since I was there during the Music Season, I also got to see a lot of concerts. Karnatic music is incredibly rich and advanced and truly fascinating/challenging. I was [...]


September 6, 2015

I have been listening to a lot of records this past six months and some of the albums I’ve been into are: Peter Epstein Quartet: Polarities (Songlines) Morton Feldman / Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin & Kluttig: For Samuel Becket (CPO) Dr. N. Ramani: Classic Karnatic Flute (Nimbus) Nikolay Roslavets / Marc-André Hamelin: Piano Music (Hyperion) [...]


September 5, 2015

This summer and the beginning of the fall has been an unusually slow period when it comes to gigs but I’m keeping busy practising / studying and I have some stuff coming up later in the fall. In November, I’m touring with Cecilia Persson & Norrbotten Big Band and expEAR will do a project together [...]


March 7, 2015

I just finished reading “Thelonious Monk – The Life and Times of An American Original” by Robin D. G. Kelley. This inspired me to pick up some more of Monk’s albums, so I’ve recently been into Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins (Prestige) and Straight, No Chaser / Underground / Criss-Cross / Monk’s Dream / Solo Monk (Columbia [...]

“OPEN REIN” awarded at Manifestgalan

February 7, 2015

Cecilia Persson’s album “Open Rein” received the ”Best Jazz Album of 2014” award at the Swedish indie awards, Manifestgalan, held at Nalen in Stockholm on February 6th, with the following motivation: “För en effektiv och lyckosam förening av skenbart disparata uttryck: det noterade med det fritt improviserade, det lekfulla med det sofistikerade, det traditionsbundna med [...]


January 6, 2015

I’m part of a new project called “expEAR” that I’m excited about. Together with saxophonist Henrik Frisk and pianist Maggi Olin, the idea behind this project is to have the three of us cooperate with different guests, in different musical situations. It’s not so much a band, it’s more of a laboratory. Our first performances [...]


September 13, 2014

I recently seriously upgraded my home sound system, which included getting really good speakers (Phonar Credo M 100) and a good turntable (Thorens TD 125). This inspired me to get back into my vinyl collection and listen to some LP’s that I haven’t heard in a LONG time, including: John Abercrombie: Quartet / M / [...]


August 31, 2014

I’ve been practicing quite a bit lately. Since things have been slow when it comes to gigs this summer, I’ve been able to spend more time than usual in my rehearsal space, which has been really nice. I’ve been getting together with fellow percussionist Bo Håkansson a couple of times since the beginning of this [...]


March 2, 2014

Reading Peter Erskine’s book “No Beethoven – An Autobiography & Chronicle of Weather Report” recently led me to go back to a couple of Weather Report albums, especially Heavy Weather, Black Market and Mr. Gone. I listen to Weather Report a lot anyway, but reading this book inspired me to get into some of their [...]


December 8, 2013

I’m on a couple of recordings that are coming out soon. Readymade’s CD-debut will be out on Kopasetic, Cecilia Persson is releasing an album on Hoob Records and an album with Nyman/Nästesjö/Nilsson will be out on Nyman Records. On top of that, an upcoming album with Andersson/Nilsson/Anderskov and a recording with Peter Epstein/Johnny Åman/Peter Nilsson [...]


September 3, 2013

I’ve been listening to a lot of records lately, and some of the ones that I’ve really been into are: Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet: Wisława (ECM) Tony Malaby’s Apparitions: Voladores (Clean Feed) Steve Coleman: The Mancy of Sound / Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi Recordings) Craig Taborn Trio: Chants (ECM) Liudas Mockūnas & Marc [...]


August 28, 2013

lim recently started rehearsing again after a period of inactivity. We’ve added guitarist Samuel Hällkvist to the group and turned into a quartet, and are entering a new phase with the band. We are planning to record a new album next spring and will also get back into performing live. Besides working on some new [...]


March 11, 2013

I thought I’d start mentioning some recordings, concerts, books, articles & interviews that have been inspiring to me lately. Going back six months or so, a couple of concerts that stand out in my mind are: Bill Frisell Quartet @ Copenhagen Jazz House on November 16th, 2012 John Hébert with Benoît Delbecq & Gerald Cleaver [...]


January 18, 2013

Besides recording an album with Cecilia Persson, playing with Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson and going to France with The Opposite pretty soon, there are also a couple of new projects coming up this spring that I’m looking forward to. In April, I’ll be playing with pianist Satoko Fujii and in May, I’ll be touring and [...]


August 31, 2012

On wednesday, September 5th, The Opposite will celebrate the release of our new live-album, “In Action”, which will be out on Kopasetic Productions. This takes place at Grand Öl & Mat, Monbijougatan 17 in Malmö. DJ Måns Mernsten (Damn!) will start things up at 21 and The Opposite will play a set at 22. Also, The Opposite [...]


July 20, 2012

I´m on a couple of records that will be out this fall. The Opposite will release a new live album on Kopasetic Productions in September. 9 Stygn, featuring Tony Malaby on tenor sax, P-O Nilsson on guitar, Johnny Åman on bass and myself will be released on Fresh Sound Records, and an album featuring my [...]


July 5, 2012

I just attended this years International Rhythmic Studies Association meeting, which took place in Svalöv, Sweden. These meetings are held annually and this was the fifth one, but the first one for me – a very nice couple of days of sharing and discussing ideas, thoughts and concepts about rhythm with people from all over [...]

Summer 2012

June 30, 2012

This summer, I am focusing on my upcoming solo recording as well as mixing a new live album with The Opposite, which will be out in September. Besides that, I´ve got some gigs coming up that I´m looking forward to, mostly at various festivals. Among other things, these will include performing with Kenny Werner and [...]


June 26, 2012

Welcome to my website! I am excited about launching it and wish to thank Nicolás Delfino, who built it and helped me a lot with getting it together. Besides adding news and updates, I will also try to use this part of the site as a blog, so stay tuned!