Magnus Broo – trumpet;
Eirik Hegdal – baritone + sopranino sax;
Martin Küchen – altsax, leader;
Johan Berthling – bass;
Alexander Zethson – piano;
Mattias Ståhl – vibraphone;
Andreas Werliin – drums
This is a band you must see live, a “now or never” experience. Angles 9 has performed at leading festivals around Europe and released several CDs and LPs, earning them fantastic reviews throughout the world. With their insatiable urge for adventure, Angles 9 is ready to meet new audiences and confront new challenges.
The music is strong, cohesive and simple, performed by sophisticated players who can make any table turn. Any musical idea can come into full force in a fraction of a second. Everything is there: pathos, playfulness, energy and a certain kind of bliss, strong and emotional, that hits the audience every time.
The compositions by Martin Küchen are drawn from all kinds of influences: a memory of a certain instrument played during childhood; modern, lively jazz like Chris McGregor´s “Brotherhood of Breath”, Carla Bley, Charles Mingus and Lars Gullin; Balkan party music; Swedish folk music; watching female dancers in West Africa turning the world upside down. The mode of composition, however, is very distinctive throughout. Be sure not to miss this exhilarating experience!
“Martin Küchen and his cohorts present us with big band music that frames grand and expansive moments within minimalist and quite improvisational borders. It is exhilarating, shiver-inducing music, but with a contemplative and spiritual thread passing through it.” – Antonio Poscic, Freejazzblog (Injuries)
“This was no less then a triumph. An exciting party of exaltation and color, an emotional roller coaster, a punch in the stomach. You don’t get them often as complete as this. Angles is the band of the moment that cannot be beaten.” Guy Peters (reviewing their concert in Hasselt, Belgium)