Kasper Tranberg: Terzet
Danish trumpeter/ cornetist, composer and bandleader Kasper Tranberg has been a mainstay of the european music scene for the last two decades, and lately he is known for his work with a.o. Yusef Lateef, Marc Ducret, Jacob Anderskov, Tim Berne and Peter Bruun.
With his album, Terzet, Tranberg marks the second release of his trilogy “Suite Cobra” – all to be released on ILK.
This album was recorded after a month-long artist in residence at the underground club 5E in Copenhagen and presents an intimate frame for Tranberg’s heartfelt playing, and is a beautiful portray of textures, extended forms, melodic interplay and a deep feeling rooted slow grooves and repitition.The interplay in the Terzet finds its foundation in 25 years of friendship and collaborations.
Nils Davidsen has been Tranberg’s closets music collaborator since 1994, and has presented his creative cello and solid bassplaying in the solo-format and as a bandleader and for years. Nils has been the anchor of countless bands – here is a short list: John Tchicai, Eugene Chadbourne, Peter Brōtzman, Joachim Kühn, Butch Lacy, Bobby Previte, Luther Thomas, Ikue Mori, Jacob Anderskov and Simon Toldam.
The deep, sensitive and earthy playing of Frands Rifbjerg has been the driving force of many danish bands for decades; Carsten Dahl, Christina Von Bülow, Aske Jacoby, Jesper Thilo og Søren Kjærgaard, and Frands has, as a sideman, been collaborating with international artists as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, Steve Swallow, Doug Raney and Horace Parlan.
Tranberg says: “I am listening for the beautiful, powerful and surprising in music, and my compositions creates the platform for what we can find and achieve together. We seldom leave the material when we improvise..we play jazz – that’s the essence and pulse of this music”