THE BAND AND THE MUSIC
ELEkTRO is a constellation coorporating acoustic music and live-electronica in terms of improvised jazz. In a PLAY with pulse and free tonality the musical memoirs and experience made by the band members throughout the years is beeing unfold, exchanged and weaved into new colourful patterns. Focus is rhytmical nerve, energy, great sensitivity and space and crafty melodys.
ELEkTRO was formed in 2006. In 2007 it began a most fruitful collaboration with world fame saxophonist John Tchicai. Several generations and completely different musical roots met in a melting pot of energy and new thinking in a row of concerts and on the album ELEkTRO feat John Tchicai (2011).
John passed away in October 2012 and the band toured in autumn 2012 with american saxophonist Ned Ferm.
ELEKTRO VOL. 2 FEATURING RUDI MAHALL AND EVEN HERMANSEN
RUDI MAHALL - BASS CLARINET
Began at classical clarinet but shifted towards avantgarde and modern jazz in the nineties. His tone and play is at the same time both melodic and expressive and have made him highly demanded. Recorded with - amongst others: Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Aki Takase. In 2011 receiver of Südwestrundfunks Jazzpreis. World-wide touring.
EVEN HERMANSEN - GUITAR
Has a background in heavy metal and rock but plays as well experimental jazz. His energetic and unique sound and play made him in 2007 winner as best soloist in Young Nordic Jazz Comets with these words: ”He plays like a master”. Best known as guitarist in the power trio Bushman's Revenge.
ELEKTRO VOL. 1 FEATURING JOHN TCHICAI
JOHN TCHICAI - TENORSAX
World-famed saxophonist, composer and bandleader. One of the main figures in the New York free jazz movement in the 60's where he became a leading exponent of the jazz avant-garde and a father figure for the European avant-garde after that. Recorded with - among others - John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Archie Shepp and John Lennon.
Bass-player and composer. Main influence: Johs. Seb. Bach - because of his logic, Stockhausen - because of his courage, Monk - because of his crookedness, Davis - because of his electricity. Have throughout the years played with different bands and a countless number of musicians - among others: Kold som Kiks, Marilyn Mazur, John Tchicai.
MADS LA COUR
Graduated with diploma from The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music 2008. In 2007 titled 'Jazz-player of the year' in Fynen. Member of several national and international jazz-groups. Recorded with among others: Anders Mogensen (DK), Håvard Wiik (N), Philipp Gropper (D), Kresten Osgood (DK). From 2008 member of the famous Danish Radio Big Band.
Graduated with diploma from The Carl Nielsen Academy of Music 2008. Is a used rock drummer in numerous constellations. Can be heard on several albums with various groups and artists - among others: Death Valley Sleepers, Setting Son, Den syvende søn, Julie Maria, Mathilde Falch, Tue West, Steffen Westmark, Pernille Rosendahl, Sys Bjerre. National and international touring.
Composer, producer and dj. Beside music for national television, national and international fashion-shows and art-events front man in the psychedelic rock band Death Valley Sleepers. Can be heard on several albums with various groups and artists - among others: Setting Son, Den syvende søn, Julie Maria, AURA, Sys Bjerre.
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