The transatlantic jazz collective NYNDK returns to New York to celebrate their new Jazzheads release titled The Hunting of The Snark" at Scandinavia House on February 20th, 2010.
Chris Washburne - trombone
Ole Mathisen - saxophones
Soren Moller - piano
Per Mathisen - bass
Tony Moreno - drums
LISTINGS INFORMATION: NYNDK
Scandinavia House - 58 Park Ave (@ 38th St)
New York - NY / Saturday, February 20, 2010- Set 7:30 to 9:30 PM
For information call Tel: 212.879.9779
$15 ($10 ASF Members; FREE to Students with a Valid ID)
Reception to follow
Transatlantic jazz collective NYNDK returns to the scene with The Hunting of the Snark - an album that sets (mostly) modern 20th century classical composers' works to post-modern jazz music. As such, listeners are treated to engaging versions of Charles Ives' The Cage, 1,2,3, Remembrance, Edvard Grieg's Adagio (from Piano Concerto in A Minor), a Per Norgard serial composition - Voyage Into the Golden Screen and several others, including the title track by Arne Nordheim and pieces composed by members of the group and named after each of the composers whose work has been utilized. Guest drummer Tony Moreno also makes an appearance with the collective on this date.
Does the use of these composers' work really fit in with modern jazz? The answer is a resounding yes, as the arrangement of these works are mind-bending, multi-layered and offer an introduction into some interesting compositions while also engaging the senses in the present. The Hunting of the Snark is yet another revolutionary recording from NYNDK that takes chances, and cements their status as some of the most innovative jazz artists working today. NYNDK brings together musicians from New York (NY), Norway (N), and Denmark (DK), uniting three places that have significant roles in jazz history. Established in 2003, its founding members are Danish pianist Sren Mller, Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen, and New York trombonist Chris Washburne. Their decision to form this collaborative was inspired by their own experiences of the truly international nature of jazz. Jazz has become a global phenomenon and NYNDK embodies this development, bringing to the mix a combination of refined Scandinavian cool with aggressive New York heat, spiced with a progressive post-modern sensibility.
Sponsored by The Royal Danish Academy of Music.