Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen (Zanussi 5, Bushman's Revenge, Puma, &c.) leads his new Acoustic Unity trio of Petter Eldh on double bass and Andre Roligheten (Albatrosh) on sax through 8 tightly conceived original jazz compositions with contributions from all 3 players.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 329LP
Squidco Product Code: 21194
Recorded in Engfeldt-Forsgren Studio, In Oslo, Norway, on June 14th, 2014 by Marcus Bror.
Petter Eldh-double bass
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1. When Pigs Fly 4:44
2. Roundtrip 6:57
3. Adam's Ale 3:53
4. Salad Days 5:17
1. Mojo 2:46
2. The Resistance 3:55
3. Turtlehead 5:34
4. Life, Somewhere Before The Exit Signs 4:00
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"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 (Team Hegdal, Cortex, Lord Kelvin, Zanussi 5 or Susanne Sundfor) or leading and co-leading a good number of acclaimed groups (Bushman's Revenge, Puma, sPacemoNkey or Astro Sonic), some going to the absolute frontier territories of jazz, rock and electric experimentalism. With "Firehouse", he debuts a new trio entirely committed to unplugged music; Gard Nilssens Acoustic Unity.
In the frontline is an astonishing revelation of a saxophone player, Andre Roligheten. Whether as half of the duo Albatrosh, or in the tighter context of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, collaborating with the psych-rock band Motorpsycho, or in free communication with the likes of Axel Dorner, John Edwards and Paal Nilssen-Love, every player would envy his drive and capacity to instantaneously re-invent melody and rhythm while improvising.
Petter Eldh, Berlin based bassplayer, known for his work with the Django Bates trio, Lillinger/Slavin/Eldh trio, Peter Evans and Tobias Delius among others, is another idiosyncratic figure, perfect for the cause; claiming references as diverse as Dr. Dre, Charlie Parker and Peter Brotzmann, 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."-Clean FeedAlso available on CD.
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"Gard Nilssen (born 24 June 1983 in Skien, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (drums) and composer, and member of the bands Bushman's Revenge and Puma.
Nilssen was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (2003). He was voted this year's young jazz musicians in 2006 with the group Puma. Otherwise Nilssen is very active in bands like Bushman´s Revenge, Lord Kelvin, and Heidi Skjerve Kvintett.
Nilssen was chosen to represent Norway in the artist development program Take Five, a music developer program promoted by the London-based concert promoter Serious."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gard_Nilssen)
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