Sjöström, Floridis, Rodrigues, Casserley: Fields

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Back in 2018, Finnish soprano and sopranino saxophonist Harri Sjöström recorded a series of improvisations with Lisbon’s Guilherme Rodrigues on cello. The music, released on the album The Treasures Are, was subtle and exhilarating at the same time. Sjöström and Rodrigues, the latter the son of violist Ernesto Rodrigues, represented different generations of improvisers, but the essential musicality that united them transcended whatever number of years separated them. Over the course of twenty short pieces the two demonstrated an interplay that sounded as much composed as improvised, the