Didrik Ingvaldsen & NOCZ Quartet
The peculiar musical character of the free-jazz formation NOCZ is given by its interpretation of the Norwegian trumpeter Didrik Ingvaldsen’s compositions, which combine current trends in experimental jazz with classical free-jazz techniques and a traditional line-up of trumpet, saxophone, double bass, and percussion. The Norwegian-Czech quartet performs with vibrancy and intense dynamic breaks, combining complexly structured passages with open-ranging plateaus, distinctive melodies, and marked rhythmicality. Besides the bandleader, the overall sound and form of the compositions are significantly influenced by the ensemble’s other members: saxophonist Radim Hanousek, double bassist Marian Friedl, and drummer Dag Magnus Narvesen. The quartet’s well tested formula has been recently bolstered by a ten-strong choir, giving NOCZ’s works an extra dimension. NOCZ has been in the jazz scene for ten years now and has four albums to its name; the group often works with Iva Bittová and other prominent personalities of the Czech (Marcel Bárta, Jan Jirucha, Tomáš Hobzek), Norwegian (Elisabeth Nygård) and German (Tobias Delius, Rieko Okuda) jazz scenes. “The compositions mix muscular, rhythmic free jazz with sonic experimental sonic elements, spiced with Balkan and Klezmer overtones, alternating between tight, orchestrated parts and fiery free improvisations.” – Eyal Hareuveni (All About Jazz).
Admission seating CZK 300, standing CZK 200. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.nocz.eu