Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $15 | Full Bar
Large Unit is the 13-piece group led by Norwegian drummer Paal Nilssen-Love. Since the band’s incarnation in 2013 it has grown to be Nilssen- Love main venture.
There is also distinction between what parts of the music is improvised and what is composed. Neither is it a 50/50 mix. Often the two are intertwined by carefully constructed systems by Nilssen-Love that brings out both the spontaneity of improvisation and the tightness of a band that knows where it’s going. Add the various changes in line-up, a Large Unit gig is something you don’t want to miss, because the next time you catch it won’t be the same band or music.
Large Unit has in its first five years toured Europe, North America, Brazil, Ethiopia and Japan. Now in June the band will embark on a full tour of the USA, to be followed by summer festival shows at Roskilde (Denmark), Moldejazz (Norway, where they played their rst gig) and Alarm (Germany). Later there are plans for Canada, Mexico, and more European gigs.