Tranberg/Yoshigaki/Melbye

Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo. From these three cities arise the trio of Danish trumpet-player Kasper Tranberg, Berlin-based Danish Bass player Adam Pultz Melbye and Japanese drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki.

Meeting for the first time in the summer of 2014 the instant musical hook-up of these three improvisers was a promising omen of terrific music. And so be it: In the fall of 2015 Tranberg, Yoshigaki and Melbye toured Japan and Europe, playing 14 concerts, some of them featuring guests such as Michiyo Yagi (Koto) and Richard Scott (Modular Synth).

Drawing on the diversity of each musician’s influences and references from all sorts of exciting music, the trio sets out to explore the possibilities of sound and communication, working with a multitude of timbres, structures, surprises and accidents.

Kasper Tranberg is a key performer of experimental music in Denmark and abroad, exploring the frontiers of trumpet playing. He has recorded several albums as a leader, including The Universal Quartet (with Yusef Lateef, Adam Rudolph and Kresten Osgood) and toured the most of the world.

Adam Pultz Melbye lives in Berlin from where he continues to develop the sonic potential of the double bass, often working with dance as well as electronics. A regular performer of solo bass concerts and co-leader of the groups, LUBB, Jitter, Flamingo and Angel.

Yasuhiro Yoshigaki is a defining force on the Japanese and international experimental, jazz and improv scene, through his ensembles Orquestra Libre, Rovo, Emergency! and a tight collaboration with Otomo Yoshihide. Yoshigaki is a regular performer at festivals all over the world.

 

Review from Danish newspaper Politiken from the above concert (in Danish): http://politiken.dk/kultur/musik/koncertanmeldelser/ECE2915698/oploeftende-kvartet-gjorde-den-fri-musik-aere-paa-jazzhouse/