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A live concert at Cafe Sting in Stavanger, Norway in 2003 from the free improvising acoustic/electric quartet of Frode Gjerstad on alto sax and clarinet, Anders Hana on electric guitar, Morten Olsen on drums and Per Zanussi on acoustic bass and electronics.

Gjerstad, Frode / Anders Hana / Morten Olsen / Per Zanussi
Born To Collapse

Gjerstad, Frode / Anders Hana / Morten Olsen / Per Zanussi : Born To Collapse (Circulasione)
Label: Circulasione    
Released in: Norway    

"Renegade Norwegian multi-reedman Frode Gjerstad takes charge of this woodwinds/guitar/bass/drums outing, which teems with shrieking lines, split tones and free improvisation. The album consists of three variations of the title piece. Especially through bassist Per Zanussi's live electronics and Anders Hana's chopping and slicing electric guitar lines, the music primarily occupies the red zone. Gjerstad performs on alto sax and clarinets, and the band opts for an acoustic-electric approach, yielding a wild and wooly ride that's unfettered by borders or strictly visualized regimens. Born to Collapse is not for the squeamish traditional jazz aficionado, however the concepts and improvisational encounters work out, given these musicians' willingness to sojourn into the unknown. They explore the twilight zone, so to speak, with an asymmetrically centered, balls-to-the-walls approach."-Glenn Astarita,

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Product Information:

UPC: 7041886800721

Label: Circulasione
Catalog ID: CTCD 7
Squidco Product Code: 20332

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: Norway
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve
Recorded in concert at Cafe Sting, in Stavanger, Norway, on December 27th 2003, by Frode Gjerstad.


Frode Gjerstad-alto saxophone, clarinet

Anders Hana-electric guitar

Morten Olsen-drums

Per Zanussi-acoustic bass, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. Born To Collapse Part 1 28:35

2. Born To Collapse Part 2 18:21

3. Born To Collapse Part 3 15:42