Hypnotic, psychedelic and heavy jazz from the Swedish musicians Mats Gustafsson (The Thing) on saxophones and Fender Rhodes; Johan Berthling (Tape) on bass, electric guitar and Hammond organ; and Andreas Werliin (Wildbirds & Peacedrums) on drums. The trio also team up with a host of other Scandinavian jazz musicians under the name Fire! Orchestra.
Mats Gustafsson (born 1964 in Umeå) is a Swedish saxophone player and a stalwart on the Scandinavian free jazz scene. He first came to the attention of lovers of improvised music as part of a duo with Christian Munthe (started in 1986) and the band Gush (started in 1988). He has later played widely with musicians such as Peter Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, Paul Lovens, Barry Guy and Derek Bailey.
Tetzepi has been the most innovative band in the Dutch Big Band Scene for more than ten years now. Tetzepi's repertoire soley consists of material composed exclusively for the band: a repertoire that expores the boundaries between jazz, improvisation and contemporary composed music. Tetzepi does not shy away from musical confrontation, but it never loses touch with its swinging roots either.
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble (TKDE) formed in 2000 as a project to compose new music for existing silent movies.