Claus Waidtløw

NICE CHAIR | The Game

out April 17th

 

Danish saxophone virtuoso Claus Waidtløw, bassist Kasper Vadsholt & drummer Martin Maretti Andersen present their band: Nice Chair. It’s latest release, The Game, provides a vibrant take on the classic, chordless trio format.

“Electing to make an album of tenor-bass-drums music is a bold move; you’d better have something to say, and a way of saying it that compels attention. This trio accomplishes that.” – Steve Swallow

“In a league of his own” – Berlingske Tidende (DK)

 Steve Swallow – who toured with Claus in the late 90s – wrote the liner notes for the album: “I’m grateful to be pushed and prodded, to join these adventurous musicians in a ride full of unexpected twists and turns. It’s good to be alive.”

Over the last 3 decades, these three musicians have recorded and toured with a who’s who of jazz: Toots Thielemanns, Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Carla Bley, Christian McBride, Jeff Ballard, the NDR Bigband… 

For this record, though, they are back on familiar territory: Claus (sax), Kaspar (bass) and Martin (drums) rekindle a creative friendship that dates back to the 1990s, when they worked as the jam session host band at the famed Copenhagen nightclub La Fontaine.

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