John Tchicai with new experimental quartet at CPH Jazz Festival

John Tchicai is a living legend. He was a leading exponent of the jazz avant-garde in New York in the '60s and a father-figure for the European avant-garde after that. He played and recorded with John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, John Lennon/Yoko Ono, Albert Ayler, Dollar Brand, Carla and Paul Bley, Lee Konitz and Cecil Taylor just to name a few. By a single- mindedness of purpose and action, his work still reflects what he has always been doing, which is innovate and inspire other people, in a most refreshing way.

Andrew D'Angelo is one of the leading voices on the underground jazz scene in New York. His charismatic presence and iconoclastic musical ambition have been well-established over the course of his twenty year plus career and his key roles in bands like Human Feel, the Matt Wilson Quartet and Tyft. His dedication to pushing his limits and his willingness to delve into new musical areas have been powerful inspirations to a new generation of improvisers. His forceful tone and aggressive improvisational style have made him one of the most influential alto saxophonists of his time.

Performing together with those two true masters Tomo Jacobson & Rune Lohse come from the new generation of improvisers in Denmark. Having met studying at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen they are involved with many different projects and continuously play improvised music around Denmark.

Playing the 4th of July at 21:00 at Husets Teater (Halmtorvet 9, 1700 København V)