Cortex brings Scandi free jazz to Orlando's Milk District Wednesday night

click to enlarge Cortex brings Scandi free jazz to Orlando's Milk District Wednesday night
Cortex photo by Peter Gannushkin
Three months ago, on the frontlines of the massive 13-piece war ensemble that was Paal Nilssen-Love’s Large Unit, trumpeter Thomas Johansson and saxophonist Kristoffer Alberts alternately punched attendees in the face (metaphorically, we promise) and conjured deftly immediate jazz grooves for a sonic spectacle that was unlike anything the Timucua Arts House had seen in some time.
On a much more human scale, for this return engagement of sorts it’s Johansson’s quartet Cortex – flanked by Alberts, drummer Gard Nilssen and Ola Høyer on the bass – who are set to storm the City Beautiful. Whereas Large Unit was rooted in groove, Cortex revels in absolute musical freedom, creating free jazz at its wildest as part of a proud Euro tradition going back to Peter Brötzmann and Evan Parker. Expect scree and snarl as only musicians at the top of their game can deliver.

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 | Iron Cow, 2438 E. Robinson St. | thecm5.com | facebook.com/ironcowcafe | $10
Location Details

Iron Cow

2438 E. Robinson St., Orlando Milk District

facebook.com/ironcowcafe

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