From the Bohemian in Exile:
Monday, Jan.25th: Frode Gjerstad/Paal Nilssen Love at 2739 Edwin
For more than 30 years, saxophonist/clarinetist Frode Gjerstadt has been a primary figure in the Norwegian improvised music scene. In the early years, he forced to play with musicians from other countries because he had no peers at home. As his international reputation grew, he helped to cultivate players back home. His ferocious sound has accompanied John Stevens, Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, William Parker and Hamid Drake.
One fellow Norwegian who paid early dues with Gjerstad is drummer Paal Nilssen Love. Love is a frequent visitor to Detroit and his outstanding approach has been heard here in a variety of settings. Though he is firmly rooted in Europe’s free improvising scene, playing with The Thing and Sten Sandell, he also seems to have a second home in Chicago, where he can be found playing with Ken Vandermark and the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet.
Doors at 8 pm; $10 recommended.
2/4 [project] transmit (german rock project with Nate McBride)
3/25 Han Bennink/Frode Gjerstad
Coming in May: Tsigoti (prog/punk protest band featuring Thollem McDonas)
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