Bigband Large Unit will perform at Jazz Goes to Town festival on 12 October.
This Scandinavian avantgarde big band of fifteen members consists of Scandinavian musicians across jazz, experimental, rock and classical music scenes. A powerful, explosive ending to this year’s Jazz Goes to Town. The band’s leader and rhythmical heart is a Norweigan drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, famous for his work with Mats Gustafsson, Peter Brötzmann, Arto Lindsay, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, and many other personalities of the world’s non-conforming music scene. Large Unit creates incredibly powerful, unusual, multi-layered, emotional music including next to composed parts also composed and free improvisation. Their music is influenced by modern jazz and rock and jazz avantgarde, but also by Ethiopian and Brazilian music. This is their first performance in the Czech Republic.
Thomas Johansson (NO) – trumpet
Mats Äleklint (SE) – trombone
Kristoffer Alberts (NO) – tenor and alto saxophone
Julie Kjær (DK) – alto saxophone, flute
Klaus Holm (NO) – clarinet, alto and baryton saxophone
Per Åke Holmlander (SE) – tuba
Kalle Moberg (NO) – accordion
Ketil Gutvik (NO) – electric guitar
Tommi Keranen (FIN) – electronics
Jon Rune Strøm (NO) – double bass, bass
Christian Meaas Svendsen (NO) – double bass, bass
Andreas Wildhagen (NO) – drums, percussion
Paal Nilssen-Love (NO) – drums, percussion
Celio DeCarvalho (BR) – percussion
Christian Brynildsen Obermayer (NO) – sound design
Discounts apply only in advance, which ends 60 minutes before the concert starts. Price on the spot: 350 CZK.