The Bird Next Tree
It all began in 1976 when 3 young boys from Copenhagen, Denmark started the band and later the same year won the first prize at the international jazz competition in Dunkerque, France. Later the same year they were joined by the late saxophone legend John Tchicai, made 2 recordings and toured Europe. Since then the original trio has crisscrossed in several bands and finally in 2017 re-emerged with trumpeter Kasper Tranberg. The old tunes mixed with brand new material keep the music fresher than ever: energetic free jazz, unique themes and close-knit interplay is still the band’s trademark. Now they plan to go to California, where John Tchicai lived back in the ‘90ies, following in his traces. For now, Covid19 has set the plans on pause.
Simon Spang-Hanssen: saxophones and flute
Kasper Tranberg: trumpet
Peter Danstrup: bass
Ole Rømer: drums