LARGE UNIT RIO
Photo: Håvard Gjelseth
Paal Nilssen-Love belongs to the A L’ARME!-core artists since 2012. In the ears of the Norwegian drummer, Brazil stands out as a country that shares his ideals of music being a celebration of life – a celebration that should be loud, rhythmic and intense. When Nilssen-Love finally got the chance to visit and tour the country in 2013, it was obvious this was not a one-way love-affair. The Brazilian connection found its way into the material he was writing for his Scandinavian all-star ensemble LARGE UNIT at the time, especially with the half-hour piece “Rio Fun”, which incorporated elements of Brazil’s Bahia music. “ANA” (PNL Records) documents a dynamic band riding high on a frenetic tour schedule – only with the added extra musical vitamin-shot of the Brazilian musicians Celio de Carvalho and Paulinho Bicolor on percussion.

2nd August, Radialsystem V


PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (NO) — drums, percussion
THOMAS JOHANSSON (NO) — cornet, flugelhorn
MATS ÄLEKLINT (SE) — trombone
KRISTOFFER ALBERTS (NO) — tenor, alto saxophone
JULIE KJÆR (DK) – alto saxophone, flute
KLAUS HOLM (NO) — alto and baritone saxophone
PER ÅKE HOLMLANDER (SE) — tuba
KALLE MOBERG (NO) — accordion
KETIL GUTVIK (NO) — electric guitar
TOMMI KERANEN (FI) — electronics
JON RUNE STRØM (NO) — double and electric bass
CHIRISTIAN MEAAS SVENDSEN (NO) — double and electric bass
ANDREAS WILDHAGEN (NO) — drums, percussion
CELIO DECARVALHO (BR) — percussion
CHIRSTIAN OBERMAYER (NO) — sound design
PAULINHO BICOLOR (BR) — cuica

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