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Sidsel Endresen & Jan Bang - Kings Place, London – 22 April 2015


posted by Diane on 30.04.15 14:46 in Concert Reviews Print  

SCORE: 2.5 HUZZAH!*
I consider that everyone should experience – even if just once in their lives – the unique experience of Sidsel and Jan. They obviously work well together – immediate and in a “jazz” environment. It is a pleasure to experience and participate in their communication.


Ever since Punkt was held at King’s Place, London, 2008, I have been, I don’t even know the word for it – intrigued, bemused, amused, perplexed, disturbed, calmed? Yes, all of these things by the work of Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang. During this first experience of watching Sidsel live, I found myself immersed in something I had never experienced before.

 

Watching and listening to Sidsel can be angst, calming and confusing, bewildering and, through immediate naivety, even funny. At least, a couple of lads sitting a few seats away from us thought so. What had been so amusing was this. The two had burst into the type of naughty school-boy laughter that comes from the belly and cannot be stopped. They had not known what to make of Sidsel. How I wanted to join them! What could I do? I could not look at Kevin sitting beside me ...


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* The DPM Rating System
When we rate an album or concert etc we rate it on the "Huzzah!" system. A score can be between 1 and 3 huzzahs:
1 Huzzah! - The reviewer likes it. You should give it a listen!
2 Huzzah! - The reviewer recommends it - and is delighted it is part of his/her collection
3 Huzzah! - The reviewer strongly recommends it - and it has already entered heavy rotation on his/her personal playlists.

On rare occasions there may be a 0 Huzzah! review. The reasons will be explained in the article. On equally rare occasions you may even see a 4 Huzzah ... well explain that another time :)

We dont do negative reviews because we review what we like.



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