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Mathias Eick Quintet @ Sardinen, USF - Bergen, Norway 2014-10-10

posted by Jon-Trygve on 15.10.14 10:20 in Concert Reviews Print  

Does it sound good? The answer - with regard to Eick's music in general and this concert in particular - is an unequivocal YES!

On Friday October 10, 2014, Mathias Eick returned to Bergen for a concert in a series of gigs in Norway this autumn.


Hot on the heels of a trip to Korea to play for 30,000 people at the Jarasum Jazz festival, Eick & co seemed to be in a very good mood this evening, even though it must be a huge contrast from playing at the main stage of Jarasum to playing for 200 people at Sardinen.


They didn't have a written set list, and pretty much picked the tunes to play then and there. This meant pleasant revisits to old and popular tunes from his two ECM albums, "The Door" (2008) and "Skala" (2011).


Eick's road to fame started out as a key member of Jaga Jazzist (whom he played with for 15 years. Unfortunately, he had to ...


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