Jonathan Chung and Harald Lassen Quartet

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HARALD LASSEN NEW QUARTET

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Harald Lassen - saxophone

Bram De Looze - piano

Stian Anderson - double bass

Tore Flatjord - drums

Norwegian saxophone player, singer and composer Harald Lassen is a child of the highly creative jazz scene in Oslo. After many years of building up strong Norwegian band concepts such as hot shot indie jazz outfit Pixel, avant-hiphop sextet Mopti & Bendik Baksaas and the innovative duo DUPLEX, saxophone player Harald Lassen tracked his jazz roots and released his very personal debut album «Rainbow Session» which was named «one of the most important jazz releases this year»(Dagsavisen). TokyoJazz followed up with «Fresh and characteristic music from Norway´s new talent». After recordings the album with renown Belgian band LABtrio, he has continued to develop his music with a brand new line up ideally suited for this music; LABtrio's BRAM DE LOOZE piano and a new explosive Norwegian rhythm section consisting of STIAN ANDERSEN bass & TORE FLATJORD drums. The quartet plays original music inspired by impressionism, the 70s and Lassen's life so far. Common for all four musicians is the love of good melodies, the importance of jazz history paid with an unmatched need to explore.

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JONATHAN CHUNG QUARTET

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Jonathan Chung - saxophone

James Kitchman - guitar

Andrea Di Biase - double Bass

Will Glaser - drums

 

Glaswegian saxophonist, composer and leader of the lyrical power trio Glasshopper, Jonathan explores new writing in a brand new project with its roots in the song book and free improvisation. Jonathan's distinctive voice in both his playing and compositional process has steadily been making it's impact on London's music scene since moving to the city in 2012. This project explores his emotionally sophisticated compositions with reverence and abandon, intricately blurring the line of the written and the improvised. Jonathan is joined by three of London's most dynamic musicians, with whom he has built up a relationship and performed in a variety of contexts.