Our distinguished artist in residence in april is the amazing bassist, cellist and composer Nils Bosse Davidsen. He is one of the cornerstones of the contemporary Danish music scene and has been a first call bassist on both acoustic bass, electric rickenbacker bass and cello in Denmark and internationally for around 25 years now..... his list of collaborators is long, having played and recorded w people like Dr. Eugene Chadbourne, Ikue Mori, John Tchicaï, Tim Berne, Dave Liebman, Marc Ducret, Django Bates, Ray Anderson, Luther Thomas, Joachim Kühn, Herb Robertson, Richie Beirach, Adam Nussbaum, Tom Rainey, Peter Brötsman, Chris Speed, Sam Yahel and Gary Thomas. He is a member of Bobby Previte's "Pan Atlantic Band" w Benoit Delbecq, Wolfgang Puschnig and Gianluca Petrella. In DK and abroad Nils is wellknown from bands like: "When Granny Sleeps" , Oknok Kongo , Carsten Dahl "experience" , Phoenix City , Cph. Art Ensemble , Kasper Tranberg's "Yakuza Shuffle" , Butch Lacy trio , Peter Bruun's "Radar" , Krister Jonsson Trio , Jakob Dinesen Trio , T.S. Hoegh's "Locomotion Starsemble" , Jakob Davidsens "mangfoldighed" , "Kibrick" , Havens fugle , Buffalo Age(w Chris Speed) , Høeg/Davidsen/Osgood , Jan Kaspersen 6tet , Jacob Anderskov , Tranberg/Davidsen, Simon Toldam trio and STORK. For this month he is showcasing two very exiting constellations: a duo with keyboard wiz Simon Toldam and a heavyweight quintet featuring Kasper Tranberg, Anders Mogensen, Jakob Anderskov and Ned Ferm. Yet another high quality month at the Monday Club
kl 19 The Monday Band plays the music of Jesper Norberg
Storm D'Angelo - Tenor Saxophon
Gianluca Elia - Tenor Saxophon
Jędrzej Lagodziński - Tenor Saxophon
Eloi Calame - Bass Clarinet
Eugen Lontos - Trombone
Mads Ulrich - Guitar
Jesper Nordberg - Composer, Bass
Jens Peter Møller - Percussion
Halym Kim - Drums
Yes! Its the Monday Band at 7pm each monday until the end of time. The Monday Band was formed to focus on playing improvised music in a large ensemble and draws its members from the large vibrant group of improvisers in town and passing through. The idea is to have a international band with a open constellation which connects the improvising scene in Copenhagen and performs every week. The band will play minimal compositions, improvising concepts and graphic scores composed and arranged by the members of the band. the band will have a flexible lineup each week but with a core group of artists consistently there. Copenhagen has long needed a place where a steady workshop band could experiment with improvising in a large ensemble and the Monday Club is the place to do it so welcome to THE MONDAY BAND
kl 20 D'angelo/Calame/Maksimovs/Corsini
Storm D'Angelo - reeds
Eloi Calame - reeds
Rinalds Maksimovs - drums
Federico Corsini - bass
"My music is best understood by children and animals" (I. Stravinsky. The Observer, Oct 8, 1961), so, let's become children and/or animal again, one more time, until there is no time.
kl 21 FYR OG FLAMME
Simon Toldan - piano
Nils Davidsen - bass/cello
Jan Granlie wrote this review of "Fyr og flamme"'s latest concert in february 2018:
"Free improvised music in the borderland to classical music, with two brilliant musicians.
Toldam is one of Denmark's most exciting pianists. He can play Thelonious Monk in one moment, do a triogig with Han Bennink in the next, before he ends with a duo like this. His imagination is great and it's almost as if he and the piano melts together when listening to his lyrical and exciting playing.Davidsen is best known as a bassist, but if possible, he is as exciting as celloplayer. Throughout jazzhistory, many has brought the cello into jazz. Oscar Pettiford, Ron Carter, Abdul Wadud, Tristan Honsinger and Tom Cora are just some them. But I cannot remember having heard anyone, within jazz, treat this instrument so "jazz perfect" as Davidsen did this evening. Brilliant."
kl 22 Chris Icasiano solo!!!
Chris Icasiano - drums
Chris Icasiano is quickly establishing himself as a force in Seattle's new music and avant-garge jazz scene. He performs regularly in the co-led duo Bad Luck with long-time friend and collaborator, saxophonist Neil Welch, which was awarded the 2009 Alternative Jazz Group of the Year by Earshot Jazz. Bad Luck's self-titled debut album was received with much critical acclaim and has been described as, “...one of the finest Seattle Jazz recordings in years - fresh, assured, mature way beyond it's players' ages.” (Peter Monaghan, Earshot Jazz). Icasiano is also a member of the progressive avant-jazz group Speak, which features many of Seattle's most forward-looking, innovative, and creative musicians, focusing predominantly on original composition and collective improvisation. tonight we get to hear this great artist in a solo setting. very exiting indeed!!
kl 23 Wako
Martin Myhre Olsen - Alto sax
Kjetil Andre Mulelid - Piano
Bardur Reinert Poulsen - Bass
Simon Olderskog Albertsen - Drums
Since 2015, the four brothers in Wako has toured in Scandinavia and central Europe, and shared stage with the likes of ECM artists Arve Henriksen and Frode Alnæs, and Norwegian grammy winning Team Hegdal. They released two albums; one as a quartet called "The Good Story"(nov 2015), and their second one "Modes for All Eternity"(jan 2017) featuring the Oslo strings. They're coming at us now with new material.
kl 24 sæNk
Mathias Klarlund - guitar and other things
Susie Elmgreen - vocal and other things
sæNk is a slightportmanteau of the name Cesar Franck whose compositions
was the starting point for the operation;
in 2015 sæNk was a new dewy duo playing short tight compositions and long harsh zombie-soundtrack improvisations, every session meticulously recorded and stored, mixed and mastered and some put on youtube.
both original members have a huge love for all kinds of music that asks much from its listener, that animates and that has the ability to dip-dye blinx of eyes
there have been sæNk concerts at a unesco world heritage quarry, at an old factory, at technoparties, at a farm, in castle yards and most often in the basement rehearsal room. since it's beginning, more members add to the duo, so far musicians from the techno scene, the doom scene and the jazz scene have been involved, come and go, but whenever they play, the main aim is at transmission, common spirits, the overwhelming and overwhelmed, the hysteric, the loud, the hushed, the scary and the beautiful.
It has been labelled wrestlejam, trustrock,
emoprog and witchjazz!!!!!