HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit set to make a big impact at Timucua this week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge PETER GANNUSHKIN
  • Peter Gannushkin
Following up the not-inconsiderable feat of staging Karl Berger’s Improvisers Orchestra in Orlando, free-music lifers CM5 have given themselves what has got to be a collective logistical migraine over importing the aptly named Large Unit to the City Beautiful for a gig. The Large Unit is a loose (yet tightly drilled) collective of 12 of Norway’s finest free-jazz practitioners led by whirlwind drummer Paal Nilssen-Love (known for collabs with Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Neneh Cherry). Few improv/freeform jazz outfits have displayed as much undying fealty to “that swing” as have the Large Unit. A constellation of diverse instruments come into play, and the avant-crests get pretty wild-eyed, but this band never loses the essential groove. Think Naked City without the fuck-you-isms or James Chance and Count Basie in a mind-meld and … you’re not even close.

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 | Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave. | timucua.com | $10-$20 suggested donation



Get our top picks for the best events in Orlando every Thursday morning. Sign up for our weekly Events newsletter.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation