All sorts of jazz, free jazz and improv. Never for money, always for love.
The international front figure in Norwegian jazz is the saxophonist Jan
Garbarek but among the mountains are a lot of good musicians hiding.
Ayler Records in Gusum has traced some of these musicians in the group called Bayashi who play free jazz in a delicious mood.
Vidar Johansen who changes between tenor saxophone, bass clarinet and flute and the bassist Björnar Andresen have been playing free jazz for many years while the intensive playing drummer Thomas Strönen is a young follower.
The trio Bayashi places themselves somewhere in the middle of the free jazz idiom and creates music, which burns and urges but never goes into extreme expressions.
The titles "A Mysticle Crepuscale" and "Meeting The Stairs" (16 minutes tenor orgy) are perfectly placed.
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