Morgan Agren

Morgan Agren, a Swedish drummer, was born 1967. He plays with the progressive rock group Kaipa. [2] Morgan Agren, a native of Umea in Norrland, was recognized as an exceptional talent as a young performer. He began performing publicly when he was seven years old and joined Mats Oberg in 1981. Later, they formed “Zappsteetoot”, a band that is well-known for their renditions of Frank Zappa’s music. Frank Zappa invited Morgan Agren and Mats Oberg to perform at Zappa’s Stockholm concert in 1988 at the tender age of 20. Agren impressed Zappa, Zappa invited Agren back to America to take part in several projects including Zappa’s 1994 Grammy Award winning CD Zappa’s Universe with Steve Vai and a New York performance of Zappa’s classical program at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series. Agren is also the drummer for Dweezil’s and Ahmet Zappa’s Z’s album Shampoohorn. Terry Bozzio is the other. Agren toured Europe in 1996 as a Glen Hughes band member, and then to Japan in 1997. Agren also founded Ultimate Audio Entertainment, Morgan’s record label dedicated to “new” music. Agren recorded many albums with Fleshquartet (Swedish Flaskkvartetten), including the Grammy Award-winning Goodbye Sweden and Flow (Awards for Best Album 1993). He also performed internationally with Zappa’s Universe and Mats Oberg in Mats/Morgan Band. Agren made his international debut at film festivals and in theaters in May 1997 as part of a special project by the Swedish Film Institute. The 4-minute, 35-mm short film Lullaby for Lost Souls is described as a sound experience. It features Agren in “a free-form Stereo-Dolby drum explosion”. Agren’s studio performance on Fredrik Thunderdal’s solo album Sol Niger Within in 1997 is another highlight for fans of heavy and extreme music.

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