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12-21 November 2021

Nils Petter Molvaer Group

Johannes Lovund

Nils Petter Molvaer Group

Wed 17 Nov 2021

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Trumpeter, Molvaer sallies forth on a journey through the horizontal, vertical and temporal.

NILS PETTER MOLVÆR GROUP: Buoyancy follows on from his Nils' last album Switch. With a quartet in which he himself plays trumpet, electronics and effects, Geir Sundstöl contributes a storehouse of exotic guitars and banjos, Jo Berger Myhre works out on bass, keyboards and more guitars and the former Madrugada drummer Erland Dahlen is responsible as one of Europe’s most versatile sound-painters for drums, percussion, xylophone, piano and any kind of everyday object you can imagine, Molvaer sallies forth on a journey through the horizontal, vertical and temporal. All four musicians back up their formidable arsenal of sound-generators with their personal integrity and with an incredible wealth of experience that each has collected independently of the others.

Buoyancy is a band album. More than ever, Molvaer has involved his fellow-music-makers in the concept. Switch brought him closer to Sundstöl and Dahlen, while new boy Jo Berger Myhre had considerable influence on the form the album would take, not least as Molvaer’s co-producer. The fact that it is a band venture doesn’t mean that Molvaer could deny himself a few highly poetic solo passages along the way. But in a wonderful way he succeeds in folding the whole band sound into his trumpet, so even the solo passages come across as collective achievements. Molvaer’s topography of sounds reaches unforeseen dimensions on Buoyancy. Impressions when diving form the conceptual starting-point of the album as a whole and of each track. Molvaer and his merry men are simultaneously everywhere and nowhere. Buoyancy won best jazz album award in Norway for 2016.

Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær was born on the small Norwegian island of Sula in 1960, and though he learned a lot playing in local bands, in 1979 he chose to leave his hometown to study at the conservatory in Trondheim. As a member of the nu jazz group Masqualero, Molvær became associated with the ECM label.

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Wed 17 November
Stage time / 6:30pm

Doors / 7:30pm

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LONDON Ronnie Scott’s,
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Wed 17 November
Stage time / 9:15pm

Doors / 8:30pm

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LONDON Ronnie Scott’s,
47 Frith Street, Soho
W1D 4HT

Tickets

£30-50

Book Tickets