Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Night Music; Mats Eilertsen Trio




We heard this jazz trio one of our last nights in CA. They were incredible. I am usually overly traditional in my music tastes but these guys blew me away. From Norway, they arrived in the US during the storms last week and had lost their bass and their cymbals. After finding the bass, someone decapitated it at an airport. But the sound on the borrowed one was just fine. Look for them in your hood.

6 comments:

Todd Mason said...

That's a fun tour. Welcome to America!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I imagine Norway has its trials weather wise.

Todd Mason said...

I suspect they handle them more adeptly. It would take Continental Airlines or perhaps US Air to bust an instrument...

Margot Kinberg said...

What great music!

Todd Mason said...

I'd suggest, if your computer was up to it, putting on the Lennie Tristano documentary I posted (or the Women in Jazz, but more relevantly here the Tristano) while doing some other things online, and you'd hear a fair amount of the ancestry of this band's work...no slight...Tristano was one of the progenitors of a lot of work...

RkR said...

Nice stuff, Patti. I'l DL it.

Todd, your comment got me to pull out the Mosaic set of COMPLETE ATLANTIC RECORDINGS OF LENNIE TRISTANO, LEE KONITZ AND WARNE MARSH which I am now listening to. It's been a while since I had it in the player. Verrrry nice.