Scandinavian Jazz Powerhouse
as part of
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (8 pm)
The Pearl Company
16 Steven St., Hamilton
$20 at the door or $15 advance via PayPal.me/ZulaTix …$10 students & seniors — (Please state and fill in the number and type of tickets, along with grand total to be charged)
Fredrik Ljungkvist reeds
Magnus Broo trumpet
Håvard Wiik piano
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten double bass
Hans Hulbœkmo drums
Norwegian and Swedish jazz quintet ATOMIC (reeds, trumpet, piano, bass, drums) is made up of some of the most accomplished and exciting 2nd and 3rd generation Scandinavian/European free jazz artists, inspired by American and European jazz/free/contemporary music, exploring adventurous works written by its members. Explosive, retrospective, joyous, contemplative, fiery, intense performances leave audiences in awe. Their strengths lie in ethereal, visceral musicianship as a tight unit with a deep focus on original, creative compositions …improvisational prowess to spare!
Since its inception in 1999, Atomic has focused on converting their deep knowledge and love of the history of jazz and free music, along with well-honed chops and artistic vision, into beautiful, fresh, creative music -without emulating. Atomic plays original music, mixing grooves and modes with a distinctive approach to free playing. Think classic Miles Davis meets late-period Coltrane meets Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, filter through Albert Ayler, Andrew Hill, Ornette Coleman influences and you’ll get an idea why their joyous, life-affirming sound has spurred collaborations with leading contemporary jazz musicians, such as Ken Vandermark, Chris Potter, Iain Bellamy and Per ‘Texas’ Johansson.
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…with kind financial support from the City of Hamilton for Winterfest