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The Ex presents part 7: LARGE UNIT

The Ex presents part 7: LARGE UNIT! Tuesday, April 4, Alliance Ethio-Française, 6:30 PM • Getatchew Mekuria Photo Exhibition: Getatchew Mekuria Photobook Presentation, Tribute concert for Getatchew Mekuria, Concert Large Unit. Wednesday, April 5, Teferi Mekonen College (Entoto), 2 PM • Wokshop | Ras Hotel, 6 PM • Tobiya Poetic Jazz Event. Thursday, April 6, Hager Fekir Theatre, 8 PM • Concert. Friday, April 7, Yared Music School, 2 PM • Workshop & Concert | Fendika Azmaribet, 9 PM • Concert

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Mar 10, 2017 | Share:          


New Reviews of Steve Swell's Latest Releases

The FreeJazzBlog reviewed Steve Swell’s latest releases 'Live in Copenhagen' (featuring his trio with Peter Brötzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love), and 'The Chicago Plan' (together with Gebhard Ullmann, Fred Longberg-Holm and Michael Zerang), giving them 4 stars.

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Feb 08, 2017 | Share:          


Large Unit To The Artist Roster

We have been hinting at some big news, and here it is! So very excited to welcome to the Kato Bookbird roster one of our favorite big bands in the scene right now — The Large Unit — Paal Nilssen Love's biggest and most ambitious ensemble to date which started life at the Molde Jazzfestival in 2013 and has since then toured Norway and played Festivals all over Europe, Canada, Brazil, and the United States.

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Jan 03, 2017 | Share:          


Brötzmann – Swell – Nilssen-Love October Tour Announced

Announcing 3rd tour for Peter Brotzmann – Steve Swell – Paal Nilssen-Love Trio! This coming October will mark this trio's third tour in two years and celebrating the release of their second CD — "Live in Copenhagen" on the great NotTwo label from Poland.

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Sep 20, 2016 | Share:          


Arashi's Album, "Semikujira," Out Now!

Today marks the official release of Arashi's second album "Semikujira" on Trost Records, streaming in full on Bandcamp. The tracks were recorded at Atlantis Grammofon, Stockholm by Janne Hansson in May 2015 and they feature Akira Sakata on alto saxophone, clarinet and voice, Johan Berthling on double bass, and Paal Nilssen Love on drums and percussion.

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May 30, 2016 | Share:          


Brötzmann – Swell – Nilssen-Love Spring Tour Announced

Brötzmann – Swell – Nilssen-Love, whose debut album, "Krakow Nights," released in Poland last Fall on Not Two Records, will be back out on the road this spring! Things kick off in Oslo, Norway on April 13 for a special night at Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria. The 10-city European tour includes shows in Oslo, Copenhagen, Salzburg, Wels, Weikersheim, Hannover, Berlin, Schorndorf, Bonn and sets at the Lublin Jazz Festival on April 24. Full tour dates below.

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Apr 01, 2016 | Share: