Hilmar Jensson, Jim Black & Jo Berger Myhre @ Mengi, Reykjavik 24 May 2015 – Part 1

Posted on 9 de octubre de 2020
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Hilmar Jensson – guitar
Jim Black – drums
Jo Berger Myhre – bass

Born in 1967, Jim Black grew up in Seattle alongside future colleagues Chris Speed, Andrew D’Angelo and Cuong Vu. After cementing their personal and artistic relationships in Seattle’s various youth jazz ensembles, in 1985 they moved to Boston, where Black entered the Berklee School of Music. In Boston, Black, Speed and D’Angelo formed Human Feel with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, which rapidly attracted the attention of the jazz cognoscenti in Boston, New York and beyond.
By 1991, Black and the other members of Human Feel had moved to New York City, where they electrified the Downtown music scene then centered around the Knitting Factory and rapidly became among the city’s busiest sidemen. Black’s early years in New York saw him take featured roles in some of the most critically acclaimed bands of the time, like Tim Berne’s Bloodcount, Ellery Eskelin’s trio, and Dave Douglas’s Tiny Bell Trio. Thus began fifteen years of near-constant touring and recording, with the above bands as well as artists like Uri Caine, Dave Liebman, Nels Cline, Steve Coleman, Tomasz Stanko, and Laurie Anderson.

Hilmar Jensson has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings and appeared on over 50 records including 8 as a leader or co-leader.

Performed in 35 countries with his trio «TYFT»,
Jim Black’s AlasNoAxis, Trevor Dunn’s MadLove, Mogil, Outhouse, BMX and others.
One the founders of Kitchen Motors, an Icelandic record label, think tank and art organization.

Recorded and/or performed with Tim Berne, Andrew D’Angelo, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrisson, Trevor Dunn, Herb Robertson, Eyvind Kang, Marc Ducret, Chris Cheek, Seamus Blake, Cuong Vu, Tom Rainey, Peter Evans, Matt Garrison, Briggan Krauss, Ben Perowski, Jamie Saft, Ches Smith, John Zorn, Ted Reichmann, Ben Street, Wadada Leo Smith, Arve Henriksen, Terje Isungset, Per Jörgensen, Per Oddvar Johansen, Anders Jormin and many others.

JO BERGER MYHRE
Bassplayer from Sandefjord, living in Oslo. Bachelor degree in performing improvisational music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He has also studied for one year with Anders Jormin at the Music Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has become quite a sought-after bassplayer and is performing regularly around Europe with Nils Petter Molvær, Blokk 5 ,Ingrid Olava, Solveig Slettahjell Slow Motion Quintet andGrydeland/Qvenild/Hausken/Myhre amongst others.

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Hilmar Jensson, Jim Black og Jo Berger Myhre léku saman í fyrsta sinn í Mengi 24. maí kl 21.
Dagskráin samanstóð af nýjum og eldri tónsmíðum fléttuðum saman með spuna.
Bandaríski trommuleikarinn Jim Black er íslendingum að góðu kunnur enda hefur hann sótt okkur heim fjölmörgu sinnum undanfarin 20 ár. Hann hefur leikið um allan heim m.a. með Tim Berne, Dave Douglas, Laurie Anderson, Nels Cline, Uri Caine, Dave Liebman, Human Feel og hljómsveit sinni AlasNoAxis. Hann er einn merkasti og áhrifamesti jazz og spuna-trommuleikari sinnar kynslóðar og hefur heillað hlustendur um allan heim með leikgleði sinni og mögnuðum trommuleik.
Hilmar Jensson hefur leikið með Jim í um 20 ár í m.a. í hljómsveitunum AlasNoAxis og TYFT. Hann hefur leikið víða um heim með þeim sveitum en einnig Tim Berne, Trevor Dunn, Arve Henriksen, Peter Evans, Audun Kleive, Ches Smith og fjölmörgum fleirum.
Norski bassaleikarinn Jo Berger Myhre er hefur á undanförnum árum getið sér gott orð sem einn fremsti jazzbassaleikari Noregs. Hann hefur leikið víða um heim með Nils Petter Molvær, Solveig Slettehjell, Susanna Wallumrod, Mariam the Beliver og Splashgirl.

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