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Approaching the free side of 60s postbop in the Ornette Coleman vein, the Cortex quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Alberts (sax), Ola Hoyer (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums) are captured for a dynamic and captivating set at IBeam in Brooklyn in 2015.

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen)
Live in New York

Cortex (Johansson / Alberts / Hoyer / Nilssen): Live in New York (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"On Cortex second release with Clean Feed Records you'll find them again in the best context possible: in concert. Considering that the band works in the tradition pioneered by Ornette Coleman, this concert recording has a special significance, because it took place in the world capital of jazz, New York. The approach may be somewhat European, but the music registered here seemed (and seems) at home.

Critics wrote at the occasion that Cortex is walking the same routes where we can find John Zorn's Masada. This means the music is energetic and robust, with a frenetic rhythm section and a trumpet / sax frontline very exact when delivering unisons and counterpoints and free in the improvised solos. The music is simultaneously heavy and agile, flowing as a bird of prey in open air, and defying gravity. A must have, must listen!"-Clean Feed

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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003819

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF381CD
Squidco Product Code: 22265

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at IBeam in Brooklyn, New York, on September 18th 2015, by Randy Thaler.


Thomas Johansson-trumpet

Kristoffer Alberts-saxophones

Ola Hoyer-double bass

Gard Nilssen-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Higgs (Live) 7:56

2. Fall (Live) 7:05

3. Ghost March / Ahead (Live) 20:25

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