Transparent Productions presents:
Avant Jazz/Psychedelic/Freestyle from Norway
Kjetil Møster - Saxophones
Erlend Slettevoll - Piano
Steinar Raknes - Bass
Espen Aalberg - drums
Thursday Sept. 14
1344 U St. N.W.
Admission: $15 + one drink minimum.
100% of the door goes to the artists
The Core is one of Norway’s most energetic and rough jazz bands today. The music is rooted in acoustic modal jazz from the 60s, and The Core combines this music with more contemporary grooves rooted in funk and rock.
The Core started in 1999 at the jazz academy in Trondheim, Norway. Here the quartet, consisting of Steinar Raknes on double bass, saxplayer Kjetil Møster, pianist Erlend Slettevoll and composer and drummer Espen Aalberg, met and began working together drawing inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler and, last but not least, John Coltrane. Their debut recording “Vision” stirred Christopher Porter in JazzTimes to wrote:
"Vision's five tunes are all up tempo and fierce, but not in a free-jazz way. The band is simply on fire and doesn't want to douse the flames by cooling out on the track, which is fine by me." The Core has just released their 2nd recording, Blue Sky, which is receiving enthusiastic reviews in the jazz press around the world.
Official Website: http://transparentproductions.org
Added by j_matis on August 28, 2006