Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit EthioBraz

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New album of Large Unit teaming up with Ethiopian and Brazilian musicians and dancers and with Dutch guitar player Terrie Ex.
The most accessible recording by Large Unit to date.  Much fun and very danceable!

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On tour ca. May 29 – June 14, 2020


Niklas Barnö
 (SE) – trumpet; Mats Äleklint (SE) – trombone; Kristoffer Alberts (NO) – tenor and alto sax; Julie Kjær (DK) – alto sax and flute; Klaus Holm (NO) –  Bb clarinet, alto and baritone sax; Per Åke Holmlander (SE) – tuba; Kalle Moberg (NO) – accordion; Ketil Gutvik (NO), Terrie Ex (NL) –  guitar; Tommi Keranen (FI) – electronics; Jon Rune Strøm (NO), Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) –  double and e. bass; Andreas Wildhagen (NO), Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) –  drums & percussion; Celio DeCarvalho (BR) – percussion; Paulinho Bicolor (BR) – cuica; Melaku Belay (ET), Zinash Tsegaye (ET) – dance; Nardos Tesfaye (ET) – vocals; Habetamu Yeshambel (ET) – masingo (stringinstrument); Mesay Abebaye (ET) – kobero (drums); Fasika Hailu (ET) – krahr (stringinstrument); Christian Brynildsen Obermayer (NO) –  sound design



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New group The Underflow on tour January 18-25, 2020

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The Underflow is the newly minted trio of Mats Gustafsson (reeds, electronics), Rob Mazurek (trumpet, electronics), and David Grubbs (electric guitar). Their self-titled debut album was recorded live in Athens, Greece at the record store/performance venue Underflow and will be released in the fall of 2019 by Corbett vs. Dempsey.

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Although Gustafsson, Mazurek, and Grubbs have played together separately and operate within an extensive, overlapping network of collaborators, the three had not convened as a trio until John Corbett proposed the grouping for two nights of concerts in Athens in the summer of 2019. But there is a history: although originally from Sweden, Mats Gustafsson was a regular, vital presence in Chicago during the period when Mazurek and Grubbs were making their mark. It’s Rob Mazurek’s cornet that pushes Grubbs’s band Gastr del Sol (with Jim O’Rourke) to new highs on the track “The Seasons Reverse,” and Grubbs and Gustafsson released two duo albums in 1999 and 2003 (Apertura and Off-Road), and have been primed for years to take it to the stage again. 

The Underflow shows the trio hitting their stride instantly, ranging widely and weirdly with utter self-possession as they veer between a dense frontline of electronics; Gustafsson’s lapidary fluteophone and explosive baritone sax; Grubbs’s crystalline, athematic voice on the guitar; and Mazurek’s all-bets-off improvisatory wildness on trumpet, sampler, and hollerin’ vocal. Satisfying as it is, this recording is only a hint of what lies ahead for the trio as they plot their first tour January 18-25, 2020

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New album Angles 9

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The End

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The End finished their first European tour last week, playing Roadburn fest Tilburg, ao.Back for more February 26-March 8, September 9-13 and November 11-15 2020!

Sofia Jernberg
 – voice, Kjetil Møster – tenor saxophone, Mats Gustafsson – baritone saxophone & electronics, Anders Hana – baritone guitar, Børge Fjordheim – drums

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The Thing on a break

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The Thing has announced: 

photo by Rune Mortensen

“Dear friends. 
After some considerations The Thing wants to announce to take a break. Change is in the air and change is the only certain thing in life. 
Right now we don’t know what the future of the band will bring but let us celebrate the past 20 years of joy and holy madness together. 
Life and music will go on!”


Mats, Paal and Ingebrigt stay active as ever – feel free to contact me about the following projects:Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love on tour with David Murray, Mats Gustafsson with Fire!, Fire! Orchestra, THE END and Anguish – to name a few, Paal Nilssen-Love with Large Unit and New Brazilian Funk, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten with Atomic.

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