A genre-bending hommage
Astor Piazzolla turned tango music on its head, before tango music in many ways became Piazzolla. He is a rebel and a founding father at the same time.
In 2021, we celebrate his hundredth anniversary. Together with NRK, Sverre Indris Joner marked his birthday in march with a concert. Joner co-founded Norway's first tango group, called Tango for 3, in the eighties and later on evolved his passion for the genre into the eclectic project Electrocutango.
The audience will experience improvised, groove based and electronic tango from the band's latest album, where Joner’s daughter Viktoria takes the music in a new direction with her lyrical opera soprano. They are also inspired by the Piazzolla album Summit, the landmark meeting between the tango composer and baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan.
John Pål Inderberg is, without a doubt, the biggest baritone saxophonist in Norwegian jazz history. He is a deeply humorous perfectionist still in search of ways of improving his playing. When Joner and Inderberg meet, we have every hope that the tango once again will not be what it used to be.