Daniel Herskedal & Marius Neset
Tuba player Daniel Herskedal and saxophonist Marius Neset are two of the internationally brightest shining stars in the jazz scene of Norway. With their own groups and collaborations with large orchestras, they perform sold-out concerts and receive ecstatic acclaim from both audiences and the media.
It's not often that the two find time to play together. Concerts with their own bands and projects, as well as composing, occupy most of their time. Therefore, it's a small event every time they engage in a duo collaboration. Their album "Neck of the Woods," released on the British label Edition Records in 2012, garnered international attention. Back then, they were two young and relatively unknown musicians. Today, both have built international careers and are considered among the foremost practitioners on their respective instruments.
The duo format is open and demanding, yet full of interesting possibilities. These two musicians not only master the format but also creatively exploit its potential. Despite both being virtuoso instrumentalists, they are conscious that musical expression and content are paramount. They offer the audience a wide repertoire ranging from sizzling jazz improvisation to influences from folk music and classical tones. Moldejazz provides the audience with a rare opportunity to experience this unique collaboration between two masters.
Daniel Herskedal: tuba, bass trumpet Marius Neset: saxophones