29-11 Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity + Kimman/Stadhouders/Ex/Jäger

Space is the Place: Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity + Jeroen Kimman/Jasper Stadhouders/Luc Ex/Gerri Jäger

Thursday, November 29, music starts 21:00, entrance* €10 / students €7 / We Are Public members get in free.

*all proceeds go to the performing musicians.

If you ask the names of the most prominent and sought after jazz- and improvised music drummers in Norway, you can be sure to find Gard Nilssen on that list. Anywhere you turn, he’s there, either as a sideman, or leading and co-leading (in groups such as Team Hegdal, Cortex, Lord Kelvin, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra or Susanne Sundfør, Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, sPacemoNkey or Astro Sonic), some going to the absolute frontier territories of jazz, rock and electric experimentalism.

Gard Nilssen ́s Acoustic Unity is entirely committed to unplugged music. Since the Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed debut album “Firehouse” in 2015, they have developed a more personal and distinct expression with telepathic interplay, big ears, impulsive and energetic sound.

In the frontline is an astonishing revelation of a saxophone player, André Roligheten. Every player would envy his drive and capacity to instantaneously re-invent melody and rhythm while improvising.
Petter Eldh, Berlin based bass player is another idiosyncratic figure, perfect for the cause; claiming references as diverse as Dr. Dre, Charlie Parker and Peter Brötzmann, he’s definitely the right choice for maintaining the backbone of these tunes and at the same time always being ready to cross the winds.

“Live In Europe” is a triple live vinyl and cd box release, featuring the saxophonists Fredrik Ljungkvist (Atomic), Kristoffer Alberts (Cortex) and Jørgen Mathisen (Krokofant), out on Clean Feed Records now.

André Roligheten – Saxophones | Petter Eldh – Double bass | Gard Nilssen – Drums

Another first-timer! Very curious what they’ll come up with.

Jeroen Kimman – guitar | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar | Luc Ex – baritone guitar | Gerri Jäger – drums

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