The Enemy is always welcome at the Vortex. Kit Downes’ trio with Petter Eldh and James Maddren make waves like few other bands.
They are also expert at inviting exciting groups to work with them. This time it’s Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity. Their new album is now out on the Clean Feed label.
Petter Eldh-acoustic bass
André Roligheten-acoustic saxophones
Gard Nilssen-acoustic drums
Mr. Nilssen and his partners make a respectable free-bop ruckus, earthy and often swinging. Nate Chinen- New York Times
If three well-schooled jazz musicians were force-fed Motörhead, this would be the result. Kieron Tyler- The arts desk (record)
It was thrilling stuff and it all ended just a little too soon. Ian Patterson – Allaboutjazz (live)