The Game Nice Chair
Label: Waidtlow Music
Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz
Artist: Nice Chair
Album including Album cover
- 1The Game05:00
- 3Mollo Mollo06:45
- 7Eating Out03:39
- 8When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido's Lament)04:50
Info for The Game
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” says Steve Swallow, who toured with Claus in the late 90s and 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: T oots Thielemanns, Kurt Elling, J ohn Scofield, Carla Bley, C hristian McBride, Jeff Ballard, the NDR Bigband...
Claus Waidtløw, tenor saxophone
Kaspar Vadsholt, bass
Martin Andersen, drums
has contributed as a prolific sideman to more than 60 recordings, and has worked with such great artists as Toots Thielemanns, Eliane Elias, Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Eddie Gomez, Steve Swallow, Carla Bley, Christian McBride, Mulgrew Miller, Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Jeff Ballard, Dave Kikoski, Sam Yahell, Danny Grissets, Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider, Jens Winther, NDR Bigband and The Danish Radio Bigband.
In addition to playing and writing music, Waidtløw hold the position as associate professor at the Danish National Academy of Music, teaching saxophone, improvisation and ensemble.
As a well-known educator, he is a permanent faculty member of the Engelsholms Jazz camps. He has shared his teaching skills with such high-profile artists as Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner, Lionel Loueke, Jeff Ballard, Gretchen Parlato, Mark Guiliana and Larry Granadier.
This album contains no booklet.