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NILS PETTER MOLVAER GROUP- (JAZZ FUNK) festival jazz De Madrid

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Jazz Lovers Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 14 Nov 21:00 - 23:00

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Nils Petter Molvær, Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, who takes multiple music styles – jazz, ambient, house, electronic and break beats, as well as elements from hip hop, rock and pop music – and effortlessly reshapes them into unique and dramatic soundscapes of deep intensity.

His remarkable ease in handling the often-contrary conventions of pop, rock, funk, and modern jazz ensured a strong interest in both acoustic and electric music. This chameleon-like ability soon established him as a much sought-after musician in Oslo, which ultimately led to his a colourful and diverse curriculum vitae as a sideman. During his time with acclaimed jazz combo, Masqualero, NPM was introduced to Manfred Eicher, who welcomed him into his prestigious and much-lauded roster. Alongside the three ECM Masqualero releases, NPM recorded many classic studio sessions for ECM with artists such as Robyn Schulkowsky, Marilyn Mazur, Jon Balke’s Oslo 13, and Sidsel Endresen. However, NPM wanted to do something different, both in terms of composition, and trumpet technique.

A trumpet that knows how to capture both the polar ice caps and the burning desert sand, that can portray surging crowds just as well as total solitude, that loses itself but always finds the way back again. Molvaer has his own very individual sound, influenced as much by the poetry of Scandinavian nature as by electronic calculation, and last but not least by colleagues like Miles Davis and Jon Hassell. But more than anything else, Molvaer has himself. Listening to him play, it’s easy to forget that his instrument is a trumpet.

De entre las muchas corrientes que suministran nueva vida al jazz, la que llega a través del recurso de la electrónica es una de las más vigorosas. Se cuentan por centenares las grabaciones que, desde el norte de Europa, alternan tecnología y jazz en diferentes proporciones. Transcurre el tiempo y un nombre sigue destacando por encima del resto en esta hornada de músicos nuevos: es el trompetista noruego Nils Petter Molvaer.

Las composiciones de Molvaer, invadidas de ecos exquisitos de Jon Hassell y Brian Eno, también arrían la bandera de las invenciones rítmicas de Bill Laswell y la de los últimos experimentos materializados por Miles Davis. Hace dos años se presentó en JAZZMADRID junto al dúo de músicos jamaicanos Sly & Robbie. Entendimos que era el momento ahora de volver a disfrutar al trompetista junto a su grupo.

Arropado por una sección rítmica dispuesta siempre a romper con la inercia, Molvaer volverá a sobrecoger con los soliloquios de su trompeta. Y no será fácil encontrar mejores momentos en la historia fonográfica del músico que los que inspiran su disco más reciente, el que ahora presenta. Pasajes etéreos, repletos de una belleza extraña, que alientan la esperanza de la afición que más apuesta por una regeneración verdadera del jazz.