From Norway, Paal Nilssen-Love’s LARGE UNIT will be performing at The Sugar Maple!
The Sugar Maple
Jon Rune Strøm – double and electric bass;
Andreas Wildhagen – drums;
Paal Nilssen-Love – drums;
Mats Äleklint – trombone;
Christian Meaas Svendsen – double and electric bass;
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm – alto and baritone saxophone;
Kasper Værnes – alto saxophone;
Thomas Johansson – cornet;
Børre Mølstad – tuba;
Ketil Gutvik – electric guitar;
Lasse Marhaug – electronics and turntable.
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit was established summer of 2013 and consists of Norway´s younger generation of improvising musicians. First release is “First Blow”, a live recording from Molde Jazz festival 2013; both on vinyl 12” EP and CD that are both sold out (!). Second out is a 4-LP box set and 3-CD box with material recorded during a tour of Norway in January/February 2014, which was released in October 2014, called “Erta Ale”. Summer of 2014 saw the band busy at Moers Festival, Kongsberg Jazzfestival and the Blow Out festival in Oslo. Reviews from Moers claimed PNL Large Unit as one of the highlights of the festival. The band will also be touring Europa and North America in 2015.