Thursday, February 5, 2015
Frode Gjerstad Trio
Frode Gjerstad Trio

Norway’s most energetic and mind shattering acoustic trio returns to Aotearoa….atom splitting, seismic shifting, brain melting improvised music.

Frode Gjerstad – saxophones, clarinet
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums
Jon Rune Strøm – bass

Frode Gjerstad is Norway’s most revered elder statesman of free jazz/improvised music and has led bands featuring many of the most
influential innovators the music has seen: John Stevens, Johnny Dyani, William Parker, Peter Brotzmann, Hamid Drake etc etc etc..

Drummer Paal Nilssen-Love is one of the most explosive musicians around and regularly collaborates with Brotzmann, The Ex, Lasse Marhaug, Mats Gustafsson, Neneh Cherry …
Jon Rune Strøm is a new generation bass player in the tradition of Gary Peacock, William Parker, Harry Miller and Johnny Dyani…

They're playing two gigs at the Pyramid Club, Thursday and Sunday.