Paal Nilssen-Love is a living legend on the international jazz/improv scene, and is also one of my earliest musical influences. In 2013 he put together his own band, and named his newborn monster «Large Unit». The ensemble consists of 11 players from the nordic countries, and regularly features guest appearances from around the world. The music is a hard hitting meteor of sonic energy, freely exploring the ideas of Paal’s musical universe.

Photo: Håvard Gjelseth

Photo: Håvard Gjelseth

Julie Kjær - alto saxophone/flute | Klaus Ellerhusen Holm - alto-/baritone saxophone/clarinet | Thomas Johansson - trumpet

Mats Äleklint - trombone | Per Åke Holmlander - tuba | Ketil Gutvik - guitar | Tommi Keränen - electronics

Paal Nilssen-Love - drums | Andreas Wildhagen - drums | Jon Rune Strøm - electric- and double bass

Christian Meaas Svendsen - electric- and double bass | Christian Obermayer - sound technician