Tomas Karlsson | TANSTAFJ (There Ain't No Such Thing as Free Jazz)

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TANSTAFJ (There Ain't No Such Thing as Free Jazz)

by Tomas Karlsson

TANSTAFJ = There Ain't No Such Thing as Free Jazz
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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Tomas Karlsson has a musical history of over 40 years of playing in a lot of ensembles. He has played many different instruments, including guitars, electric bass and keyboards. He has studied a lot of music theory on his own and also online at Berklee College of Music.

His main focus these days lies on teaching and composition/ songwriting. His first CD, “Zen Guitar Songs”, was released in 2015. Currently he is working on releasing his second CD, that will feature instrumental progressive and naïve "jazz"/ improvisation music.

When recording and performing his own music he relies heavily on guitarist Tom Forsman, pianist Mats Granfors, bassists Kenneth Nordman and Stefan "Kilju" Lindblom and drummers Stefan Brokvist and Oskar Nilsson. They are top notch pro players and at the same time very good old friends of his.

Tomas’ own tunes are very eclectic and polystylistic and he usually likes to just let every tune itself fall into whatever genre/ style it likes to – and that usually happens quite naturally.

He likes making instrumental music the most because he thinks that the absence of vocals/ lyrics leaves more to the listener's imagination – everyone can see his/ her own pictures.

Tomas doesn't imitate when he writes music. The music he writes is much more inspired by other things than other people's music – he is inspired by visual arts, books, feelings, films, humor, cats, nature, people, thinking, traveling, philosophy and - strangely enough - silence...



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