London master drummer Steve Noble (Rip Rig and Panic, Derek Bailey), a mainstay on the scene for decades, with Scandinavian free improvising saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts (Cortex, Saka, Starlite Motel) for a live album of uproariously driven, skronky free jazz.
Noble, Steve / Kristoffer Berre Alberts
Coldest Second Yesterdays
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"Here's one more episode of the British / Scandinavian connection established in the domains of improvised music. And sure it's a special one, reuniting a second generation figure of the 50 year old London scene, drummer Steve Noble, and one of the top saxophonists coming from the Trondheim' creative jazz crib, Kristoffer Berre Alberts.
Noble was a member of the legendary avant-pop band Rip Rig and Panic and a partner of Derek Bailey in many adventures, also playing with Tristan Honsinger, Alan Wilkinson and in the unforgettable collective Kahondo Style.
Alberts is making waves in such different groups like Saka and Starlite Motel, with its strong rock pulse, and Cortex, known for its post-free jazz attitude. Together they act like an elephant in a porcelain shop, but in a good way. The music is dense and intense, seeming to drag everything that happens to be in their path, and yet it includes little details, inviting you in each moment to find them amongst the walls of sound. At the end of "Coldest Second Yesterday" you feel "experienced", and that's the best you can have from a recording."-clean Feed
Biography for: Steve Noble
"Steve Noble is London's leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O'Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward, Rhodri Davies and many, many more.
In the early eighties, Noble played with the Nigerian master drummer Elkan Ogunde, Rip Rig and Panic, Brion Gysin and the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, before going on to work with the pianist Alex Maguire and with Derek Bailey (including Company Weeks 1987, 89 and 90). He was featured in the Bailey's excellent TV series on Improvisation for Channel 4 based on his book 'Improvisation; its nature and practise'. He has toured and performed throughout Europe, Africa and America and currently leads the groups N.E.W (with John Edwards and Alex Ward) and DECOY (with John Edwards and Alexander Hawkins)."-https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/steve-noble/ (Cafe Oto Website)
Biography for: Kristoffer Berre Alberts
"Bachelor of performing jazz from Jazz Academy, Trondheim, NTNU, 2008.
Master of performing jazz/improvised music from Norwegian Academy of Music, finish 2016.
Written about Kristoffer Berre Alberts
"Alberts' hearty saxophone is a center piece of the music. Both brash and agile, he switches from post-bop lines to caterwauls in a moment's notice." av Paul Ascquaro. Freejazzblog
"Saxophonist Kristoffer Berre Alberts has mastered a personal tonal language" - Eyrel Hareuveni, All about jazz"-Kristoffer Alberts Website (https://kristofferalberts.com/about/)
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF380CD
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Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Kulturhuset, in Oslo, Norway, on August 4th, 2015, by Christian Obermayer
Kristoffer Berre Alberts-tenor saxophone
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