Posted: 27. Nov, 2013
Late November sees jazz acts Cortex and Bushman’s Revenge teaming up for an extensive US tour. Both acts are mainstays on the domestic stage and have toured frequently in Scandianvia, Europe and Asia in later years.
The two acts are set to play seven double-bill concerts in the US with appearances in NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Milwaukee beginning.
This young and extremely eminent trio mixes the energy of rock with the freedom of jazz in the most exciting and exhilarating ways. UK magazine Jazzwise called their previous album ”insanely good” and likened them to Jeff Beck being backed by Elvin Jones. It´s possible to find several references in their music, but quite difficult to name other groups that they actually sound like. If you dig Jimi Hendrix, Red period King Crimson, Albert Ayler, Coltrane and heavy electric jazz it´s very likely that you will find plenty to dig into here as well. Needless to say, we highly recommend this great trio.
“Every hard-rock record should be this explosive. Enthusiastically recommended, obviously.” -Stereophile Magazine, US (record of the month)
“Sounds like Jeff Beck being backed by Elvin Jones.” -Jazzwise, UK
“Bassist Rune Nergaard and drummer Gard Nilssen chase Hermansen’s impulses as if Jitterbug was a Marshall-amp version of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space.” -David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine, US
“An absolute blast guaranteed to blow away any lingering winter cobwebs.” -Rock-a-Rolla Magazine, UK
“Every hard-rock record should be this explosive. Enthusiastically recommended, obviously”.
-Stereophile Magazine, US (record of the month)
“Sounds like Jeff Beck being backed by Elvin Jones”.
“Bassist Rune Nergaard and drummer Gard Nilssen chase Hermansen’s impulses as if Jitterbug was a Marshall-amp version of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space”.
David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine, US
“An absolute blast guaranteed to blow away any lingering winter cobwebs”.
-Rock-a-Rolla magazine, UK
Bushman’ s Revenge line-up: Even Helte Hermansen (git), Rune Nergaard (bs) og Gard Nilssen (dr)
Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. With over fifty live-performances and two studio albums, the quartet positions itself as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene. The members have their formal background from the Jazz departments at the Universities in Trondheim and Stavanger, and they are amongst the most sought after young jazz performers in Norway today. They all have marked their position in several other constellations such as: Bushman’s Revenge, Puma, Team Hegdal, Saka, Zanussi 5, Friends & Neighbors, All Included, Honest John, and The Heat Death. After extensive touring in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Japan, Cortex released their second album october 2012, Göteborg, on Gigafon Records and were bestowed with praise from international critics.
“Abundant energy, in the footprints of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and others. Saxophone, trumpet, drums and bass is a format that requires full presence, and it´s this ability to keep up steam that makes Cortex a live band in a class of its own.” -Roald Helgheim, (Norwegian Daily) Dagsavisen
“Göteborg’ establishes Cortex as one of the greatest bands currently working in Norway.” -Eval Hareuveni, All About Jazz
“You want genre labels, Call it avant garde party music.” -Daniel Spicer, Jazzwise
Cortex line up: Thomas Johansson (trp),
Kristoffer Berre Alberts (sax),
Ola Høyer (bs),
Gard Nilssen (dr)
The Cortex/Bushmans Revenge US tour is supported by Music Norway.