Monday, November 7, 2016

Jorgen Mathisen, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Andreas Wildhegen, Momentum

From Norway we have the fire-y, dynamic trio of Jorgen Mathisen on soprano and tenor sax, Christian Meaas Svendsen on bass and Andreas Wildhagen on drums holding forth with avant free jazz acumen on their album Momentum (Clean Feed 391CD).

Four segments segue from extended sax and bass techniques and color drumming to a sort of post-late-Trane foment. These are accomplished artists in a special zone where all move directly across aural territory as invigorating as it is uncompromising.

Mathisen is a holy terror, a dynamo of huge sounding, fast moving dramatics. Svendsen and Wildhegen keep up and plow the music forward with excitement and unrelenting drive.

Time goes by quickly but eventfully. Before you know it all is over, but not before the trio has made a major free statement.

These three are outstanding proponents of the jazz-historical inflections of musical freedom.  I suggest that you check this one out if you seek a fresh set of voices for edgy outness! Go!

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