Saturday, March 22, 2014

Kasper Tom 5 on European tour !!!


Drummer and composer Kasper Tom has assembled a group of significant, international musicians from the European jazz scene. The band is put together in an attempt to create a new sound of original compositions that require and challenge each musician's individuality and artistic identity. The band covers a wide musical spectrum, from catchy melodies to complex structures and expressive construction and deconstruction of the material. Seriousness and oddity reign together, the music exudes innovation and creativity and pushes the boundaries without forgetting tradition. Kasper Tom 5 is a band with a serious take on contemporary "Danish jazz". The debut CD "Ost Bingo Skruer" was released December 5th 2013 on Barefoot Records.

Danish drummer Kasper Tom Christiansen is one of the most interesting composers in the vibrant Danish jazz scene. As many other like-minded composers in this scene, he does not bind himself to the jazz legacy. His distinct musical personality references elements of contemporary music, and free improvisation. His compositions often bend catchy melodies into complex structures, while playing with seriousness. He challenges with odd segments and constantly attempts to push the boundaries without forgetting formative legacies. Impressive performances of demanding and challenging compositions.

Rudi Mahall - bass clarinet
Tomasz Dabrowski - trumpet
Petter Hängsel - trombone
Jens Mikkel Madsen - bass
Kasper Tom - drums + composition

22.04 b-flat - Berlin
23.04 Pardon, To Tu - Warszawa
24.04 Zamek - Nidzica
25.04 Mózg - Bydgoszcz
26.04 Ciagoty i Tesknoty - Lodz

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