KNYST! is a new Norwegian trio inspired by the fiery American free jazz of the sixties who transform it to fresh, updated forms of musical expression. The trio, all members of the Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit--alto saxophonist Kasper Skullerud Værne, drummer Andreas Wildhagen, a member of the experimental Lana Trio and modern jazz quintet Mopti, and double bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen, known for his solo performances, another member of Mopti and half of the duo Duplex; each contributed compositions to this debut. The trio's vocabulary and compositions' themes are well-versed in American free jazz of the ...read more
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