CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY - ODDGEIR BERG TRIOHampstead Jazz Club, NW3 1JD, [Venue Details]
The Hampstead Jazz Club brings you the first show to get you into the festive mood early with the Oddgeir Berg Trio and their unique Christmas flavour.
Oddgeir Berg Trio are still playing the same familiar melodies that have accompanied us throughout the years. But this time, they’re performing them with a dedicated, trance-inducing slowness wilfully out of tune with the typical cheeriness of Christmas eve. This may not be the weirdest Christmas album ever recorded, but it most certainly ranks among the most radical ones.
You’ll find renditions of popular favourites like “Silent Night”,”In Dulce Jubilo” and “It came upon the midnight clear” here. But the group are performing them with such passionate reticence that they at times sound like bands like Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Christmas does seem to be a bit darker in Norway.
“…the three players (Oddgeir Berg Trio) grinning like your oddball uncles (who may have had a drink or two) in their Sunday bests in front of a fireplace encasing crackling flames—the music is top notch, every bit as accomplished, gorgeous, nuanced and understated as the sounds heard on their excellent previous albums” – Dan McLanaghan, All about jazz
Special: £15 seat only / £20 seat @ table
Performer name: Oddgeir Berg Trio
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Doors open: 7:30 pm
Age restriction: No U16s after 9pm
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