Elisabeth Engdahl & Thomas Gustafsson
All around are to be found empty acoustic rooms and silent organ pipes waiting to be filled with new music. Churches are increasingly-important concert venues and with these pieces Elisabeth Engdahl and Thomas Gustafsson have created music to fill the vaults with sounds to vibrate far beyond their walls. – Niklas Rådström
Composer, arranger, band leader, saxophonist, keyboardist Elisabeth Engdahl is also a noted player of the church organ. Together with husband Thomas Gustafsson, she performs somewhat sacred music from various sources, classical, jazz as well as their own compositions.
S:t Thomas Gustafsson, the first “Swedish National Treasure” awardee is a frequent participator in Country & Eastern projects since the time of the Bitter Funeral Beer Band in the early 80’s playing an important part in the See You In A Minute and Beches Brew albums and in various live projects. On this album Piece in Peace, he plays the soprano saxophone exclusively.
You can hear Thomas on the following C&E albums:
CE 03 See You In A Minute
CE09 Bitter Funeral Beer Band Live – Frankfurt 1982
CE13 Bengt Berger: Beches Brew
CE23 Elisabeth Engdahl & Thomas Gustafsson: Piece In Peace
CE27 Beches Brew BIG
CE37 Elisabeth Engdahl & Thomas Gustafsson: Ori Variations
CE38 Beches Indian Brew
CEX01 See You In A Minute – The Extra Takes
CEX09 Bitter Funeral Beer Band: Live in Nürnberg 1984
CEX17 Beches Brew BAG
Here is the Engdahl-Gustafsson site and here you find Thomas.
Their second album Ori Variations will be released on August 24, 2017
They will play a concert on October 15 in Fässberg’s Church in Gothenburg on October 15.