A rattling combination of jazz and unfettered freedom will be unleashed at Constellation when Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad arrives with a quartet replete with a pair of bassists. It’s always convenient to contextualize a performer within a national scene or genre, but Gjerstad has long had connections to improvisers in the UK and the U.S. […]
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Veteran Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad brings his in-between improvising trio back to town
Frode Gjerstad once explained the concept of his group Detail as “too free for the jazzers and too jazzy for the improvisers.” The 69-year-old Norwegian reedist, who currently favors alto saxophone and B-flat clarinet, has struck that balance throughout his career. Gjerstad grew up in Stavanger, Norway, which had next to no free-music scene. He […]
Octogenarian cornetist Bobby Bradford is still blowing cool
The veteran LA jazzman sounds great on a new record with Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad.
Norwegian reedist Frode Gjerstad returns to Chicago tonight
The veteran Norwegian free jazz reedist Frode Gjerstad carries on his long-term relationship with drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, playing the Hideout tonight with a new trio line-up.
Dinner & a Show: Sunday 1/24
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
The List: January 21-27, 2010
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Nile, the Great Society Mind Destroyers at Psychfest, Freedy Johnston, Between the Buried and Me, Frode Gjerstad, Behemoth, and more
Tri-continental sounds at the Hideout
Fixtures of the improvised-music scenes in Lebanon and Norway touch down at the Hideout.