September 15, 2019 – 5:11 am


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Barcelona 2018 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Fundació Miró, Barcelona, Spain; May 31, 2018. Very good audience recording.

Fire! is the core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass) and Andreas Werlin (drums). Fire! formed in 2009 to develop a fresh approach to improvised music drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock and noise.

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Thanks to berniecc; and to tom_phillips (TomP) for sharing the show at Dime.


I asked berniecc, who kindly sent me his original 24/96 files for this remaster and am very happy with the results of the editing, which fixes the significant clipping and the inevitable mic separation/venue position effects that in this case compressed the stereo image to the right and blurred the sound of the sax and bass.

I did try downsampling from 96 to 48k but even that gave an SQ drop, so I’m sticking with the original spec. Note that fixing the clipping reduces the overall level, which might mistakenly be perceived as an SQ drop.

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Thanks also to Lewojazz for the artwork.

Binaural microphones (Sound professionals) > Soundman A3 psu adapter > Roland R-09HR F/W1.05 24-96 wav)

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Track 01. Tuning and Mats Introduction 1:14
Track 02. To Shave the Leaves. In Red. In Black 11:25
Track 03. The Hands 8:02
Track 04. When Her Lips Collapsed 11:26
Track 05. Washing Your Heart in Filth 10:34
Track 06. Mats talks 1:07
Track 07. Touches Me with the Tips of Wonder 11:53
Track 08. Would I Whip 8:57
Track 09. Exit pt2 [Excerpt] 7:12
72 mins

Mats Gustafsson - baritone and soprano saxophones, electronics
Johan Berthling - electric bass
Andreas Werlin - drums

Click here to order Fire! releases.

  1. 3 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: FIRE! - BARCELONA 2018”

  2. Who is this eggplant??????

    By Smashmouth on Sep 15, 2019

  3. Not my kind of music, but I’m sure there are people out there who like this, and I’m fine with that. I’m glad bigo isn’t simply catering to the classic rock crowd.

    By Mark on Sep 15, 2019

  4. Not jazz period . I coherent noise pollution. Pre brew miles ‘ Coltrane ‘ Monk ‘ Montgomery ‘ Pass ‘ Parker Ellington ‘ Armstrong. That’s Jazz .

    By Smashmouth on Sep 15, 2019

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