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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Jazzhalo (Be)
Cheryl combines bop and modern jazz, a mixture that is devoted to the beauty of the melody, but also knows the corners, edges, twists and confusions…
Jazzhalo

skjazz.sk (SK)
…The whole album has inventive melodic lines and compactness.

skjazz.sk

Clasijazz (ES)
Kulturní magazín UNI (CZ)
The trio has a completely full sound.

Magazin UNI

Jazznyt (DK)
A fresh wave for the saxophone trio format.

Jazznyt

JazzFlits (NL)
An exciting, well-balanced melodic trio.
JazzFlits

Czech Radio Vltava (CZ)
The album offers a relaxed, very well balanced musical set of slower as well as energetic compositions that are connected by top instrumental performances.

Czech Radio Vltava