Earshot Jazz Presents: Cortex (Norway)/ The Thing (Norway)
Presented by Earshot Jazz

Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 6pm

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Earshot Jazz Presents: Cortex (Norway)/ The Thing (Norway)

6:00pm ⎮ Doors at 5:00pm - Cortex
8:30pm ⎮ Doors at 8:00pm - The Thing

Tickets: $15 for one show, $20 for both shows

Presented by Earshot Jazz

Opening is Cortex, a leading Norwegian quartet of Thomas Johansson (trumpet), Kristoffer Berre Alberts (sax), Ola Høyer (bass), and Gard Nilssen (drums), whose “avant-garde party music” has been praised for what critics have described as the sleek, muscular propulsion of its agile and robust high-velocity improvisations and tight ensemble playing. Terje Mosnes described the quartet on Jazzinorge as “original, organic changes between striking, almost naive melodics and super complex, but yet completely logical abstractions.” You can hear that for yourself on their Soundcloud page — or, better yet, at this Earshot Spring Series show.

The Thing is the real thing, built by three towering figures in European jazz — in fact, in jazz and its progeny, anywhere: Mats Gustafsson plays multiple saxophones with live electronics; Ingebrigt Håker Flaten in on bass; and Paal Nilssen-Love is on drums of a torrential variety.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Royal Room

5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

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