Fire! Orchestra | Artist

Fire! Orchestra | Artist

Tags: Era_2010s, Genre_Experimental, Genre_Jazz, Origin_Sweden, Type_Artist

Fire! Orchestra is a Swedish avant-garde jazz ensemble formed 2009 in Stockholm. The core trio of Mats Gustafsson (sax), Johan Berthling (bass guitar) and Andreas Werlin (drums) joined together to develop a fresh approach to improvised music drawing on influences from free jazz, psychedelic rock, and noise. The 28-piece ensemble comprises jazz, improv and avant-rock players. They have also collaborated with experimental artists Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi. The group has been likened to a modern version of two former manifestations of this kind of giant crossover lineup: UK pianist Keith Tippett's 1970s 50-piece Centipede, and Carla Bley's star-packed Escalator Over the Hill band. To-date they have released four studio albums, which are all excellent. Their two most recent album Arrival (2019) and Echoes (2023) are both outstanding.

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Featured Albums: Fire! Orchestra

Related Artists: Mats Gustafsson, Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi

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