Frode Gjerstad 4tet

Frode Gjerstad 4tet

Thu, December 13, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Frode Gjerstad 4tet
Frode Gjerstad 4tet
Frode Gjerstad - saxes and clarinet
Øyvind Storesund - bass
Jon Rune Strøm - bass
Paal NIlssen-Love - drums

The quartet's music is free improvised and has its roots in the free-jazz tradition. The trio enjoys a high level of energy but with strong dynamics and rapid contrasts. The trio has developed a sound of it ́s own and has it ́s strength from many years of experience as a working group. The trio also collaborates with trombonist Steve Swell as a guest.
Frode Gjerstad has for many years declared his enthusiasm towards small line-ups, and especially trio. With over 100 recordings as a leader he has established himself as a major saxophonist on the international scene. His trios have included strong drummers and bass players such as John Stevens, Hamid Drake, Rashied Bakr, Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter and William Parker.
Øyvind Storesund has also played with Cloroform, a trio mixing rock and free forms,he has also played with Brøtzmann, Veryan Weston, John Butcher, Sten Sandell and of cause the rockband Kaizers Orchestra with whom he has also toured Europe several times.
Jon Rune Strøm has emerged the Norwegian scene as a bassplayer with extremely high energy and stamina. Taking inspiration from William Parker, Johnny Dyani and Harry Miller, he represents a new generation of Norwegian bassplayers. He is also a regular member of bands like Saka, All Included, Friends and Neighbours and Paal ́s large ensemble Large Unit Paal Nilssen-Love is Norway's most active drummers and has established himself as a powerful and a most dynamic musician through regular groups with Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann and Terrie Ex amongst others.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618