POING: The Great American Fakebook
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm – saxophone
Frode Haltli – accordion
Håkon Thelin – double bass
Eivind Lønning – trumpet
Raphael Rogiński – guitar
Marilyn Mazur – percussion
Norwegian modern music collective POING celebrate their 20th year in music this year, and The Great American Fakebook is the first of two concerts at Ultima showcasing their diverse talents with a handful of distinguished guests. As well as their trio programme of contemporary compositions (15 September), they are putting together this uproarious hoedown at Norway’s national jazz venue. Their fellow travellers are drawn from a dream international cast including Danish percussion star Marilyn Mazur, Polish experimental guitarist Raphael Rogiński and Norwegian jazz trumpet innovator Eivind Lønning (Streifenjunko, Motif, Christian Wallumrød).
Taking the American jazz and folk standard as a launch pad, they will be performing their own individual, anarchic and musically intelligent deconstructions of the jazz tradition. Infected by the current state of American politics and by POING’s own creative disregard for traditional values, The Ultimate Jazz Fakebook will be a joyously disruptive night of jazz as you’ve never heard it before.
In collaboration with Nasjonal jazzscene and POING.
(Photo: Geir Dokken)