Casper Nyvang Rask's Slow Evolution Ensemble //

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Studio 22a
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
Michał Kupicz
Bjørn Gjessing
  • 1. Chaffinch (Goodbye Forever) (01:57)
  • 2. Alan Silva, zum Beispiel (04:54)
  • 3. Threeleggeddog (05:18)
  • 4. Marzahn (04:10)
  • 5. Chaffinch (Goodbye) (00:59)
  • 6. Slow Evolution in N0871 (14:37)

Francesco Bigoni – Tenor Saxophone & Clarinets
Henrik Pultz Melbye – Tenor Saxophone & Clarinets
Mads Egetoft – Tenor Saxophone
Laura Toxværd – Alto Saxophone (on tracks #2, 3 & 4)
Lars Greve – Tenor Saxophone & Clarinet (on track #6)
Ole Mofjell – Drums (on track #6)
Bjørn Heebøll – Drums
Roberto Bordiga – Double Bass
Casper Nyvang Rask – Double Bass & All Keys

Casper Nyvang Rask throws his compositions into the hands of some of the most original and recognised musicians on the always vibrant Copenhagen improv scene. The result is flabbergasting! Improvisation and composition melt together and the acoustic soundscapes are challenged by the usage of various midi synths. Storytelling, freedom, chaos and intuition form the foundation of this release. The result is noisy and lyrical, searching and ”in your face”.
This album is also kind of a good bye letter to Casper's father, who suffered brain damage after a stroke and later passed away.

”Slow Evolution Ensemble” is the Danish double bass player and composer Casper Nyvang Rask's debut album.

Album reviews:

"From a huge sound erupting with chaos to passages of an uneasy serenity that ominously threaten to explode yet again."
The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: April 2019
(Dave Sumner - Bandcamp Daily - USA)

Among Avant Music News Picks of the Week : Apr 6, 2019
(Avant Music News - USA)

"Unique and personal sound of an engaging avant-garde variety."
(Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz - USA)

'Tune of the day' : Apr 3, 2019
(Dave Foxal - a Jazz Noise - USA)

"Highly impressive."
(Eyal Hareuveni - Salt Peanuts - Norway/Israel)

"Varied and surprising."
(Dæv Tremblay - Can this even be called Music? - USA)

"A strong artistic statement, in which he fully uses the players' ability to create the music of the moment."
(Niels Overgård - Jazz Nyt - Denmark)