Wesseltoft Schwarz - Duo
Norwegian ‘nu-jazz’ guru and techno producer make ambient jazz-meets-dance
The combination of piano and laptop computer would once have been pretty much the exclusive preserve of the free improv end of jazz, but Norwegian ‘nu-jazz’ guru Bugge Wesseltoft and techno producer Henrik Schwarz bring their collaboration into more of an ambient jazz-meets-dance music bag.
Advances in electronic and computer music have allowed a new flexibility and sophistication that is fully reflected here, and the two musicians are able to interact in what feels like an equal and organic partnership. Both their improvised and composed music alludes to a wide range of musical references along the way.