Danish saxophonist and composer Lotte Anker is known for her intense playing and as one of the strongest improvisers in the freeform & improv field in Denmark. She works currently as co-leader of the highly acclaimed 12-piece group “Copenhagen Art Ensemble” and as leader of trio/duo with Marilyn Crispell (pno) + trio with Craig Taborn (pno) and Gerald Cleaver (dr). Other current working groups and ongoing collaborations include:The Quartet Ictus (w. Marc Ducret (gui), Peter Friis-Nielsen (bass), Stefan Pasborg (dr). Also Mokuto Quartet (w/ Herb Robertson (tp), Peter Friis-Nielsen (dr), P.O. Jørgensen (dr) and projects with Tim Berne, Benoit Delbecq, Arve Henriksen, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Paal Nilssen-Love. Has also played with a.o. Peter Brötzman, Andrew Cyrille, Marilyn Mazur.
“..astonishing powerful…” Jazzwise
ADAM PULTZ MELBYE
Adam Pultz Melbye: Double bass/electric bass/composition
Born in Ribe, Denmark in 1981. Currently living in Berlin.
Improvised double bass solo concerts and collaborations with Peter Brötzmann, Rudi Mahall, Henrik Walsdorff, Sofia Jernberg, Liudas Mockunas, Mark Sanders, Tobias Delius, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Lotte Anker, Sture Ericson, Anders Lindsjö, London Improviser’s Orchestra, Pierre Dørges New Jungle Orchestra a.o.
Working bands: Adam Pultz Melbye’s Gullet (solo), Angel (w. Håkon Berre and Stephan Sieben), The Mighty Mouse, St. Andby (w. Sture Ericson and Anders Lindsjö), Hurley/Melbye/Sanders, Walsdorff/Melbye/Tom. Sideman in Maria Faust Group, Markus Pesonen Hendectet and Jesper Zeuthen Trio and PLUS.
Member of the record label and collective Barefoot Records.
Mark Sanders has been acclaimed as “the most exciting, original and overwhelmingly powerful drummer alive” (Steve Reynolds, Jazz Corner) and is one of the key figures of European free improvisation, unostentatiously experimental, never using exactly the same kit twice and always seeking out new sonic possibilities and musical potential, his precise and propulsive drumming has graced projects with, to name but a few, Evan Parker, Jah Wobble, Broadcast, Agusti Fernandez, John Butcher, Roswell Rudd, and Otomo Yoshihde Axel Dörner to Wadada Leo Smith, Peter Brötzmann and Matthew Shipp.
“ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative, drummer Mark Sanders always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo.” – Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY