20:00 – 21:00
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2015
Maciek Kadziela – sax
Anders Vestergaard – drums
Tomo Jacobson – double-bass
FREE SPIRITUAL’s aim is to rediscover and to give a new life to the Medieval Gregorian requiem mass. It is a reinterpretation of the classic plainchant mass written as a celebration for the dead, into a context of free improv saxophone, double bass, and drums trio. The trio keeps and elevates the roughness and purity of the Gregorian chant and focuses on their personal expression of what the two mean to them and how they see the initial energy of this music.
The music was arranged by the bass player Tomo Jacobson who has studied Gregorian chant both theoretically and practically for years. The process was to translate and deconstruct the original Medieval requiem, and put it back together a new, but keeping the feel and forms of the original, as well as its original purpose.
FREE SPIRITUAL plays their music with the intention, as an universal, secular mass dedicated to all killed during armed conflicts.
Maciek Kadziela is a saxophone player, composer and band leader. He is the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen graduate. His strong, personal saxophone sound is inspired by free jazz, avant-garde and bands from the edge of heavy rock. Maciek despite his young age is a successful and highly recognized musician on the European jazz scene. He has toured extensively around Europe and has received numerous awards at festivals and jazz competitions: Jazz nad Odra, Novum Jazz Festival, Krokus Jazz Festival, Azoty Tarnów Jazz Festival, to name the few. In 2013 he has released his quartet album as a leader ‘The Opening’ with Anders Morgensen, Richard Anderson and Marek Kadziela.
Anders Vestergaard is one of the most in demand young drummers in Denmark. He is involved in dozens of projects within the improvised genre from experimental, sonic oriented avant-garde jazz to rock and pop. He played on a numerous albums, among others with highly acclaimed Kasper Staub Trio, with collective Bravura In The Face Of Grief, and a beautiful prog pop band Islets of Dust. He has toured all around the world with all kinds of projects, including his solo one. Anders has also invented and built a new instrument, a feedback-loop-snare-drum, that he uses during his performances.
Tomo is a Polish born double bass player and composer. He has established himself on a Danish improvised music scene soon after moving to Copenhagen in 2008 playing over 100 concerts a year. Tomo graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in 2013 and now he is almost entirely focused on his own career as a composer and band leader.
In the past few years Tomo has been very fortunate to perform with some of the greats – with late John Tchicai, Andrew D’Angelo, Lotte Anker, Adam Rudolph, Rasul Siddik, Peter Ole Jørgensen, Mat Maneri, Randy Peterson, Kresten Osgood, Jesper Løvdal, Hugh Steinmetz, Anders Banke, Nils Davidsen, and others.
In 2014 Tomo was selected for a prestigious 7 months scholarship to New York City to work on his new music and to play with New York based musicians.
Tickets: 50 DKK
2 concerts same evening: 80 DKK