Thursday 15 October 2015, 10.30pm
Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Street, London N16 8AZ
Match&Fuse in partnership with the Hungarian Cultural Centre presents
The Jü Trio at the Match&Fuse Alternative Festival (15-17 October)
Jü is an experimental trio from Budapest. The band, formed in spring 2012, has by now become one of the most exciting jazz acts on the Hungarian music scene. The music act is a dynamic powerjazz full of psychedelic tunes and improvisation from Budapest's best underground musicians.
Worlds collide when the raucous Budapest-based power trio Jü (consisting of guitarist Ádám Mészáros, bassist Ernő Hock and drummer András Halmos) joins Oslo-based saxophonist Kjetil Møster for the subversive meeting of the minds on RareNoise Records. A powerful manifesto for ecstatic, exploratory, envelope-pushing music mixed by Bill Laswell and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper. Jü Meets Møster bridges the gap between free jazz and hellacious, distortion-laced, guitar-driven hardcore rock.
By pushing their instruments to new limits, the members push their entranced audiences from the constantly flowing present into the future. The band opens minds with their clean, open approach and spirited improvisation; always pushing each other and the limits of the composition, but never allowing the structure to fall apart. Each member of Jü is an accomplished player on the Budapest scene. Beside dozens of Hungarian groups, the members have played with international musicians such as John Zorn, Eugene Chadbourne, Charles Gayle, Chris Potter, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Pamelia Kurstin and Mikolaj Trzaska.
The Norwegian saxaphonist Kjetil Møster probably needs no introduction since his unique approach to his instrument, at once technical and energetic, has made him one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in both jazz and rock circles. His own bands include The Core, Möster, Gibrish and BRAT, while he has also performed with Chick Corea, Pat Metheny and as a permanent member of Datarock also touring with Röyksopp & Robyn.
As a multi-lateral network reaching across Europe, Match&Fuse present bold new music from the cutting-edge of numerous contemporary music scenes through festivals and tours, showcasing only the brightest talents through their collective of cultural producers.
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