Nods Off - Going (Gone). Released November 2017.

The Electric MZ - Eternity & A Day. Released March 29, 2018.



- The new album ”Eternity & A Day” by the Electric MZ has got some fine reviews:


Leading Swedish jazz magazine Orkester Journalen states: ”Together, everyone contributes to creating a genuine group sound, which despite the actual timelessness of the music and its "here and now" still feels a lot of Swedish 70's, but then of the absolute best kind. The title is a homage to director Theo Angelopoulos. An album to glorify the summer with."


Net magazine Dig Jazz gives it a 4 out of 5 rating: ”Jazz coming from funk, psychedelia, and Latin with clear contemporary sounds”. Read the whole review (in Swedish) http://www.digjazz.se/Diggat.html#MZ


The net magazine Kulturdelen also gives it a 4 out of 5 rating: ”Should you compare the band with something else, maybe it could be Tonbruket, which can move in about the same boundaries. But The Electric MZ cultivates a softer and more rounded and unified sound. That I called Stefan Wistrand the band's forefront figure does not mean he is the dominating soloist, although we can enjoy really fine saxophone playing as on "Stratum" and a wonderful effort on bass clarinet on “Endless”, the final cut of the record, which at the same time cradle us down. It is after all the band as a whole and a unity that is at the center and the sound that is collectively created.” Read the whole review (in Swedish) http://www.kulturdelen.com/2018/06/15/lp-eternity-a-day-med-the-electric-mz/


- Link to a live video by The Electric MZ from club Melodybox in Stockholm in April 2018.


- We welcome orders for The Electric MZ's second vinyl (180 g) album ”Eternity & A Day”. Please fill in the message form on our order/contact web page for your order.


- You'll find Electric MZ albums at the following stores:

Eskilstuna: Zombie Records (Djurgårdsvägen 1)

Stockholm: Andra Jazz (Rödabergsgatan 9), Record Mania (Östgötagatan 2), Nostalgipalatset (S:t Eriksgatan 101) and runtrunt (Odengatan 90).

Uppsala: Open Mind (S:t Larsgatan 8 B)


- Last year, a jazz-historical book (in Swedish) by Stefan Wistrand was released, entitled "Jazzen och dansorkestrarna i Eskilstuna - 1924-1969" (Jazz and dance orchestras in Eskilstuna - 1924-1969). With the book follows a CD of unique recordings from 1926 to 1968, including two previously unpublished recordings from around 1958 with one of Swedish jazz' greatest - tenor saxophonist Börje Fredriksson. The book is published by Sveriges Bokhistoriska Förlag and can be purchased via Bokus, but also locally in Eskilstuna at ABF, Eskilstuna City Library, Eskilstuna City Museum and Torshälla Antikvariat. You'll find a review of the book on the online magazine DIG Jazz' homepage.


Förra året släpptes en jazzhistorisk bok av Stefan Wistrand med titeln "Jazzen och dansorkestrarna i Eskilstuna - 1924-1969". Med boken följer en unik CD med inspelningar från 1926 till 1968, bl.a. två tidigare ej utgivna inspelningar från ca 1958 med en av svensk 1960-talsjazz stora saxofonister Börje Fredriksson. Boken är utgiven av Sveriges Bokhistoriska Förlag och kan köpas via Bokus, men också lokalt i Eskilstuna på ABF, Eskilstuna stadsbibliotek, Eskilstuna stadsmuseum och Torshälla Antikvariat. En recension av boken finns bl.a. på nättidskriften DIG Jazz hemsida


- The complete ten-minute version of "Going (Gone)" by the free-jazz-rock band Nods Off has now been released digitally on Spotify,YouTube, iTunes, Klicktrack, and more. Contributing to the recording are Peter Lampa-Olsen, drums, Stefan Larsson, bass, Daniel Berton, guitar, Stefan Wistrand, alto sax. Recorded in 2004.


- You may also listen to The Electric MZ's first album "Silent in the Murmur" (2015) on Spotify! For best hi fidelity we recommend of course buying a copy of the vinyl release (180 g)!!!








Tuesday, February 6

Stefan Wistrand & Mattias Greén @ Möbelmässan, Stockholm


Friday, February 9

Gunnar Vert @ Folk & Kultur, Eskilstuna


Thursday, March 29, 8 p.m.

The Electric MZ @ Biografbaren, Eskilstuna


Friday, April 13, 8 p.m.

The Electric MZ @ Melodybox, Hägersten/Stockholm


Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m.

Stefan Wistrand & Janne Elvi Duo @ private event


Friday, July 20, 6.30 p.m.

Stefan Wistrand & Mattias Greén @ Norr Bar & Restaurang, Eskilstuna


Friday, August 3, 6.30 p.m.

Stefan Wistrand & Mattias Greén @ Makkara Yksi, Eskilstuna


Saturday, August 18, 6.10 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Quartet @ Wijsfestivalen, Vi (Wij), Västermo


Friday, August 24, 6.30 p.m.

Stefan Wistrand & Mattias Greén @ Norr Bar & Restaurang, Eskilstuna


Friday, August 31, 7 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Quartet @ Norr Bar & Restaurang, Eskilstuna


Friday, October 19, p.m.

The Electric MZ @ Närke Kulturbryggeri, Örebro


Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m.

Wistrand/Rytzler Quartet @ Contrast, Eskilstuna




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