Monday 25. 9.
Belgian-born, Oslo-based pianist Jonas Cambien is presenting 'Maca Conu', a brand-new all stellar band with personal favorites from Norway’s thriving Jazz scene. Cambien has a unique approach to composition and improvisation. With a background in classical and contemporary music, but as much a child of Oslo’s freejazz and improvised music scene, Cambien’s piano style passes seamlessly from Ligeti to Cecil Taylor, creating his own language on the way. His trademark compositions are typically hummable and avant-garde at once, and will surely sound as challenging as inviting when played by this incredible combination of experienced improvisers.
The name Maca Conu was orginally the title of a composition by Cambien comissioned by the Norwegian Festival Motvind and performed in 2021 by a septet put together for the occasion. Cambien later started a quartet under the same name to record a reworked version of this composition, and some aditional material. An album is scheduled to release on the Portugese label Clean Feed later this year, and a release tour is planned in September 2023.
Sigen Emmeluth – saxophones Andreas Wildhagen – drums Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – double bass Jonas Cambien – piano
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