Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde, Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – June 30th, 2017
Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde, Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity

Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity

Fri, June 30, 2017

8:30 pm


Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde
Jacob Garchik’s Ye Olde
From trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik comes a fantastical and sublime work of the imagination. Ye Olde is a superband of three of Brooklyn's baddest guitar heroes, let loose in a funhouse, playing ping pong with our ears: guitarists Mary Halvorson, Ava Mendoza and Jonathan Goldberger are joined by drummer Vinnie Sperrazza and Garchik on trombone. Ye Olde, his fourth CD, draws from such varied influences as prog rock concept albums, Richard Strauss’s tone poems, and 90s game consoles. Garchik envisions Ye Olde as a “band” of heroes, traversing a Brooklyn that never was, taking part in surreal adventures amidst a landscape of ruined castles/apartment buildings.

Jacob Garchik - trombone, compositions
Ava Mendoza, Mary Halvorson, Jonathan Goldberger - guitars
Vinnie Sperrazza - drums

“Admirably bonkers … The intricacy and the audacity are natural partners here, and the band attacks both with fearsome commitment.” - Nate Chinen, the New York Times

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity
Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity
If you ask the names of the most prominent and sought after jazz- and improvised music drummers in Norway, you can be sure to find Gard Nilssen on that list. Anywhere you turn, he’s there, either as a sideman (Team Hegdal, Cortex, Lord Kelvin, Zanussi 5 or Susanne Sundfør) or leading and co-leading a good number of acclaimed groups (Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, sPacemoNkey or Astro Sonic), some going to the absolute frontier territories of jazz, rock and electric experimentalism.

For now, the focus is on his own group Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity. The other members of the trio are sax player André Roligheten and bassist Petter Eldh. Roligheten, who plays in both pop bands and jazz orchestras, is famous for the way in which he always weaves new melody lines and rhythms into his improvisations. Eldh is known, among other things, for his work with Peter Evans and Tobias Delius. He has a flexible style that he says is influenced by Charlie Parker, Peter Brötzmann and Dr. Dre. The group’s debut album Firehouse was widely acclaimed.

Gard Nilssen - drums
Peter Eldh - double bass
Andre Roligheten - Saxophone

"The group carves out a distinctive identity manifest in tight, sometimes involved, arrangements which provide launchpads for focused group exploration set firmly in the jazz lineage" - All About Jazz

Venue Information:
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618