Nakama

A four-piece band led by Norwegian bass player Christian Meaas Svendsen. Nakama is Japanese and can be translated into "peer", "friend" or "comrade". The group was founded as a quartet in 2015 but will expand its line-up over time. Nakama plays a music which can be characterized as a mix of European Jazz anno 2000, American contemporary music anno 1960, Japanese traditional music and a touch of romantic classical music. The music explores the relation between sound and silence, and the relation between content and form, using different concepts as guidelines for improvisation