Mockūnas/Mikalkėnas/Berre — Plunged

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: Mockūnas/Mikalkėnas/Berre
TITLE: Plunged
FORMAT: CD / digital
BARCODE: 5706274008944
LABEL: Barefoot Records
STYLE: Modern jazz/experimental
ORIGIN: Denmark
RELEASE DATE: 13.03.2017



Renowned Lithuanian saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas put in 2013 together a new trio that connects
the Norwegian/Danish and Lithuanian modern jazz scene. Mockūnas has for many years been one of the most important avantgarde musicians from the Baltic region, with a wide range of collaborations across Europe. On piano and accordion, we have Arnas Mikalkėnas who is one of the most promising improvisers from the younger generations of musicians from Lithuania. The last member of the trio is Norwegian drummer Håkon Berre, who has been residing in Denmark during the last 15 years and has worked with Mockūnas in several contexts such as the noise trio Angel, and with the free jazz trio Peter Friis Nielsen Kalas.

The trio focuses on original material written by both Mockūnas, Mikalkėnas and Berre, and can be
characterized as modern chamber jazz with inspiration from contemporary classical music and
free jazz. The compositions have a transparent structure where the rhythmic and melodic
templates provide a starting point for a very open kind of improvisation.

In October 2014 the trio played a 2week tour with concerts in Lithuania, Estonia, Norway and
the Czech Republic. The tour included a festival concert at Vilnius Jazz Festival, which was
recorded digitally by Lithuanian state radio. The recording resulted in the CD “Plunged”; an
honest and accurate documentation of the trio’s work.

Track listing

1. Study No.1 (Mikalkėnas)
2. Study No.2 (Mikalkėnas)
3. Study No.3 (Mikalkėnas)
4. Stress (Mockūnas)
5. Study No.4 (Mikalkėnas)
6. Study No.5 (Mikalkėnas)
7. Pelš (Mockūnas)

Line-up and credits

Liudas Mockūnas (LT) – saxophones
Arnas Mikalkėnas (LT) – piano, accordion
Håkon Berre (NO/DK) – drums


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