Entertaining Jazz/Funk/Afroblues Friday evening
There are a few Danish circuses that come to town every summer and set up camp. They might bring clowns, elephants, trained seals and reside in camper vans and caravans on the edge of town, but there is one trio of Danish freaks that could out-circus anything that the tame family oriented ring spectacles provide: Ibrahim Electric.
The Danish trio of Niclas Knudson (Guitar) Stefan Pasborg (drums/percussion) and Jeppe Tuxen (B3 Organ) class themselves as a jazz act, and that might be an apt assessment of their style at times, but their performances and recordings range fromSurf, 70’s prog, Afro beat, Arabic folk music, psychedelic, garage, and gypsy – all in the turn of one piece. They make no bones in describing themselves as being some of the most “striking musicians in the world” on their respective instruments, so if nothing else, it’s good to have fans in your own band!
Ibrahim Electric has performed in over 25 countries over 3 continents and has garnered positive reviews for their recordings and live concerts in many rock and jazz publications. Their two collaborative albums with renowned trombonist Ray Anderson (Meets Ray Anderson (2005), Meets Ray Anderson again! (2007), gained them a bit of footing in the straight Jazz/improv scene with All About Jazz magazine giving them supportive nods upon release. Their live performances are always energetic, uplifting, and no two of course ever alike.
Last October the band released their album “The Isle of Man”, in which during the recording process, the band retreated to a “remote island and performed intense experiments on volunteers, resulting in 10 new lives, and ten new stories” as programmatic materiel for their LP. Here is what they came up with, just so you are completely ‘read up’ on what to expect this Friday:
• AppMan: Legend of care that is half human, half smartphone is now a reality.
• Handyman: A well-meaning and very helpful person that we can all now have at arm’s length.
• Reversoman: Everything is behind, everything is god!
• Boogeyman: Now it’s only really scary.
• Caveman: With an incredible impact, this figure quickly made “sigmeget” visible in the Danish caves.
• Partyman: A must for any festive event.
• Rainman: He is brilliant when it rains.
• Runningman: Tight, virile and very human.
• Superman: Brown eyes, soft curves, it seems no problem is too small to be listened to.
• Machoman: Who can – Machoman.
So it seems Ibrahim Electric have not only made some strange and powerful music, but also found 10 new ways to improve the human race itself! What other band can offer you this on Friday night in Aarhus eh?
So when Friday rolls around and you are wondering how to spend your time and money, think about humanity, think about Ibrahim Electric, and think about how much fun you could have, and also learn something potentially while shaking your booty and getting some beers at RADAR. Doors are at 20.00, and there will be a special DJ supplied by the band to play “funky organ records” while you hang out in the unbelievably cozy venue. Price of tickets is 120 dkk at the door and with a booking fee if you order online through Radar’s ticket site. Info on the event: http://radarlive.dk/event/2013/06/07/ibrahim-electric-dj, and info on Ibrahim electric (with annoying automatic streaming of their music): http://www.ibrahimelectric.com/. Step right up for one of the best concerts of the week, maybe even the whole summer. Cheaper drinks are from 25 dkk at Radar, so you can afford to really put some liquids away too if you wish. Tell ‘em we sent ya too!!