28-strong Swedish jazz/avant-rock/improv collective Fire! Orchestra, led by Mats Gustafsson (renowned for his work with jazz trio The Thing), Johan Berthling and Andreas Werliin (known as one half of experimental Swedish band Wildbirds & Peacedrums).
Influenced by cosmic jazz and channelling the spirit of radical big bands like Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, Centipede and Sun Ra’s Arkestra, they offer a charismatic and compellingly modern take on that expansive sound, adding elements of garage punk, electroacoustics and psychedelic soul. Their profound grooves mesh with poetry and chanting, conjuring the ecstatic crescendos of a gospel meeting.
Fire! Orchestra tour dates listed on Ents24.com since May 2014.