|Mattias Carlson’s new CD was recorded live in 2003. There’s not too much information on the label’s website about who he is or where he come from. But one thing's for sure, this guy’s got some chops! He sounds right out of the Charlie Parker School of saxophone playing. He’s original as well! His compositions will be something you’ll be talking about if you enjoy jazz with other fans. I enjoyed the variety of the track selections. “Billy the Kid” and the Thelonious Monk’s cover of “Hornin’ in” showcase his great range in sax playing. The track, “The Most Beautiful Eyes” is haunting as well as it is soothing. His band gives great support on this recording. Krister Jonsson is outstanding on Guitar as are Mattias Hjort on upright Bass and Anton Jarl on Drums. Jazz purists will appreciate the great music on this CD. Check out this outstanding CD.
"Really a pleasure listening to your group. Sounds like you all really enjoy making music together. Your sound is great. Glad to hear that you are one of the few emerging musicians who realizes how to retain some of the classical elements without loosing your personality or sounding like xerox. Keep going!"
Reggie Workman about Carlson/Presentation 7211