8 NE Killingsworth
The highly anticipated return of three of our favorites in a fabulous new collective. Frode has been to town on a number of occasions, most recently with his “regular” long-running Norwegian trio featuring himself, Jon Rune Strom and Paal Nilssen-Love. This time it’s the phenomenal Chicago stalwart Fred Lonberg-Holm in the third spot due to touring conflicts. Frode and Fred toured as a duo a year or two ago and got along famously so it seemed a natural to Frode to bring him along for this tour and we’re absolutely thrilled he decided to do so. This is a collective of improvisers each of whom is at the top of their game. There’s no doubt as to the exciting results all in attendance will experience on this important night of music. The Guild is pulling out all stops and making this a two set evening featuring this trio as the sole group for their twice monthly Outset series. Admission $10-15 . Don’t miss this.
Frode Gjerstad is a Norwegian Jazz musician with alto saxophone as principal instrument, but also plays other saxophones, clarinet and flute. He has collaborated with a number of Norwegian and international musicians like Paal Nilssen-Love, Borah Bergman, Peter Brötzmann, Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, Bjørn Kjellemyr, Terje Isungset, William Parker, Sabir Mateen, John Stevens, Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter, and since 1979 made huge contributions to more than 50 recordings.
Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has played and studied music in a variety of situations from the Juilliard School to the gutter. A former student of Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman, Bunita Marcus and Pauline Oliveros, his primary projects are his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra. He is also a member of a number of ongoing collective projects (The Boxhead Ensemble, The Friction Brothers with Michaels Zerang and Colligan, The Flatlands Collective, Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens) as well as participating in numerous one off “ad-hoc” or in frequently convening ensembles. He also currently plays in groups led by Joe McPhee (Survival Unit III), Peter Brotzmann(Chicago 10tet), and Ken Vandermark (Vandermark 5, Frame 4tet, Territory Ensemble).
Jon Rune Strøm is a Norwegian jazz musician ( double bass , electric bass ). He plays in the Norwegian free jazz scene with Paal Nilssen-Loves Group Large Unit , Petter Wettre and Mats Gustafsson Nu Ensemble , also with musicians like Mats Äleklint , John Dikeman , Martin Kitchen , Thomas Johansson and Tollef Østvang in formations such as SAKA Trio, Universal Indians, All Included and Friends & Neighbors . 2013 he put the solo album Jøa ago.