Staffan Svensson Swedish trumpet player born Falkenberg
August 28 1963, was part of Andrew Hill JAZZPAR 2003 Nonet.
After a period of music studies 1983-87 Svensson worked hard in Europe
with the Swedish ensembles Entra and Surge, the Norwegian Oslo 13, the
Danish Embla, Ok nok Kongo, Copenhagen Art Ensemble and a number of other,
primarily Scandinavian, artists. The result has been more than 30 record
releases as a sideman.
Staffan Svensson has been involved in jazz-electronica
with the SubHarmonic Orchestra and in the meeting of contemporary classical
composers with improvising musicians.
Svensson can play a Miles Davis-like muted trumpet,
but maybe more important is his ability to uniquely mix composed music
and improvisation with a significant Nordic flavor. He creates modern
improvised music with new sounds and forms. His music may have a somewhat
profound, meditative breathing, without getting dull, music that repeatedly
fascinates. Despite standing out as an individual, Svensson
has often been recognized for his work in a collective. Even when he moves
through an unaccompanied solo cadence, it is as a part of an organic progression,
in which the mutual musical language creates the essence. Svensson is
a master of the process of interplay between the predestinated and the
spontaneous even arranged passages can have the quality of improvisation.