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In 2008 saxophonist Frode Gjerstad and drummer/percussionist Paal Nilssen-Love found themselves touring North America without a bassist, turning the loss into a fantastic duo that played 12 locations including this stop at The Spirit Room in NY.

Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love
Side By Side

Gjerstad / Nilssen-Love: Side By Side (CIMP)
Label: CIMP    
Released in: USA    

"Paal and I have played together for 18 years. On and off. When we did this recording, it was part of a North American duo-tour during the second half of August 2008, which took us to 12 different locations. Our regular bassist could not do it so instead of inviting someone else, we decided to play as a duo.

We were sitting side by side in the car during the day and performing side by side during the evening/night.

We had to find the right balance during the traveling as well as during the performances in order to get from A to B. I was driving while Paal was the DJ, presenting a wide musical menu from Ethiopean drums to Indian music for marriage, via some heavy metal stunts to Ornette! He certainly kept the driver satisfied! He was also reading maps, guiding us right through some of the biggest cities of North America. Theonly time was got lost was in Cincinnati. Maybe we got too excited abou some music in the car..."-Frod Gjerstad

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Product Information:

UPC: 786497576029

Label: CIMP
Catalog ID: 388
Squidco Product Code: 16005

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at The Spirit Room, Rossie, NY on August 19th, 2008 by Marc D. Rusch.


Frodge Gjerstad-alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet

Paal Nilssen-Love-drums

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1. Downtown 9:38

2. Metropolis 10:07

3. Redwood 5:43

4. Casa 10:52

5. Rough Idea 14:13

6. Bohemian Home 8:10

7. Beachland 14:54