Sunday 7 September 2014, 8pm
Great trio that sees one of the world's most consistently compelling bass players, John Edwards, pitted alongside two of the most in-demand players in the Norwegian improv scene in the form of saxophonist / clarinetist / composer Kjetil Møster, and Oslo-based drummer Dag Erik Knedal Andersen. Kjetil Møster's approach sits at the interface between electronic based rock, improv and jazz, and together with Maja S.K. Ratkje, Paal Nilssen-Love and Lasse Marhaug, he started the «All Ears» festival in 2002. Perhaps best known for his “hyperactive-take-no-prisoners” approach to drumming, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen has been an ubiquitous musician on the Norwegian improvised music scene over the last couple of years, as well as touring all over Europe with groups such as SAKA and AKODE.
Kjetil Traavik Møster (born 17 June 1976 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet) and composer. Having made his mark with experimental performances at the interface between electronic based rock, improv and jazz, he has performed with the likes of Håvard Wiik, Paal Nilssen-Love, Jon Christensen, Mats Eilertsen, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Per ”Texas” Johansson, Håkon Kornstad, Raymond Strid, Mike Pride, Michael Zerang, Josh Berman, Nate Wooley, Ivar Grydeland, Bjørnar Andresen, Bjørnar Habbestad, Ketil Gutvik. Together with Maja S.K. Ratkje, Paal Nilssen-Love and Lasse Marhaug, he started the festival «All Ears» in 2002.
"Møster is a master of integrating electronics with his instruments in organic ways that render the use of the term "effects" both irrelevant and incorrect. Artists like Møster don't use electronics for effect; they use them to expand the palettes of their instruments, and integrate them so seamlessly as to make the result sound less like an instrument with electronics added and more an entirely new instrument." - John Kelman, All About Jazz
DAG ERIK KNEDAL ANDERSEN (drums) is a dazzling musician, voted "Talent of the Year" at Molde in 2010, again bringing a Jazz fluidity, speed and precision to a wide variety of playing situations mostly in the field of Free Improvisation and Noise. He combines flamboyance, a hyperactive personality, and instinctive creativity, to place him among the finest European drummers.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment