Sunday, February 8, 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.

Frode Gjerstad Trio