With jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, producer and composer Henrik Schwarz and the bassist Dan Berglund, three extraordinary musicians, who are each considered masters of innovative improvisation in their individual fields, join forces in the series of UM:LAUT on 2 November.
Melodies, beats and the desire to surprise: with openness and curiosity the three of them create an electro-acoustic musical blend between jazz, funk, ambient and groovy house music.[vimeo 107567116 w=620&h=300]
The Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft is considered the trailblazer of the young Nordic jazz generation and one of the most innovative jazz pianists of today. Since the 90’s, Wesseltoft has worked together with numerous stars from the Nordic and international jazz scene, such as Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, and Arild Andersen but also with artists with completely different musical stylings such as the drummer Billy Cobham, the Brasilian popstar Gilberto Gil or techno legend Laurent Garnier.
With his “New Conception of Jazz” he aspires to create a synthesis out of live electronica and elements of improvised jazz – his 1996 eponymous debut album, in which he integrates elements of deep house, ambient music, drum’n’bass, soul and funk into his mix, is still considered today as groundbreaking. With his label Jazzland he has created a platform for the Norwegian scene, which enables artistic freedom outside mainstream.[vimeo 101627192 w=620&h=300]
Henrik Schwarz is amongst the most sought-after producers of electronic dance music worldwide. His musical influences span from deep house and Detroit techno, all the way to hip hop and rare groove to jazz, soul and funk.
Schwarz is considered one of the most multifaceted artists of the electronic scene – he has composed for film and ballet, and has released numerous albums and singles under various labels. For collaborations, productions and remixes he has worked together with the likes of Michael
Jackson, Boy George, The Foals, Ane Brun, Raoul Midon, DJ Hell, Fritz Kalkbrenner and many more. For various projects he has been a guest on stages, in clubs and at renowned festivals all over the world.
The Swedish-born Dan Berglund is known worldwide as the bassist for the highly successful Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.). Up until 2008, together with e.s.t., one of the most influential jazz bands of the last decade, he recorded numerous albums and performed in international tours and festivals.
Apart from the characteristic warmth and the round and full tones of his playing, Berglund’s trademark consists of his use of countless effects. With his own band, Tonbruket founded in 2009, he created a distinct sound between jazz, psychedelic rock and neo-folk. The group’s debut album won a Swedish Grammy award.
UM:LAUT präsentiert Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz & Dan Berglund
Sunday, 02nd November 2014 | 20:00 CET
Radialsystem V | Holzmarktstr. 33 | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain