Mia Dyberg Trio

Narrative motifs, time-stretching bass ostinatos and noise-curtain-beats

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Mia Dyberg Trio plays Free Jazz with sharp musical intuition, swift reactivity, form-clarity in improvisations & Ornette Coleman-like freedom when playing songs, composed by alto saxophonist / bandleader Mia Dyberg, bassist Asger Thomsen or collectively improvised with drummer Steve Heather.

 

In 2018, the trio released the CD «Ticket» on Clean Feed Records with brilliant reviews worldwide, four stars in Down Beat, and was invited to 12 Points Festival in Dublin and Akut Festival in Germany.

Bebop inspired beat authors invest their writing with more rhythm, soul, spontaneity, and unpredictability. Now, the Mia Dyberg Trio, with strong connections to Berlin’s improvised music scene, brings things back around by claiming the influence of beat writer William S. Burroughs. In addition to working through the varied dimensions of his oeuvre, Burroughs was a vivid performer, a serpentine narrator, a bone-dry comic, and an unsparing truth-teller. The trio’s music, whether composed by alto saxophonist Dyberg and bassist Asger Thomsen or collectively improvised, matches its inspiration with impact and clearly has the edge when it comes to lucidity. Thomsen has a strong instinct for structure, which ensures direction and cohesiveness, even during the music’s most free-flowing moments. The saxophonist’s adroit phrasing and tonal flexibility express a variety of moods and textures quite clearly, and her melodic imagination ensures that each gesture lands with emotion. With its strong writing, responsive interaction, and expressive playing, the trio delivers.

— Bill Meyer, Down Beat Magazine