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by Asger Thomsen

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"This powerhouse quartet suggests its own subversive perspective of the European free jazz and free improvisation legacies, blending simple, melodic narrative and spontaneous and abstract, sound-oriented, collective improvisations. (...) The quartet sounds energetic, bursting with fresh ideas, as a working band that enjoys playing together."
- Eyal Hareuveni, salt-peanuts.eu

"Det er sprængfarligt stof der kommer under nålen på pladespilleren. Asger Thomsen er værd at holde øje med. Du kan starte med den her. Han sparer hverken sig selv eller de tre"
Niels Overgaard, jazznyt.blogspot.org

Recorded in February 2020 - happily unaware of the Corona crisis that was knocking at the door - this album is the culmination of Danish bassist Asger Thomsen’s desire to combine simple musical structures and abstract expressive improvisation.

Featuring players with varying improvisational backgrounds, the music on Autolysis has its roots in both the European free improvisation and free jazz traditions. The music’s direction shifts naturally between narrative, melodic modes, and sound-oriented group improvisation.


released August 1, 2020

Jonas Engel: alto saxophone
Niklas Fite: acoustic guitar
Asger Thomsen: double bass
Simon Forchhammer: drum

All music composed by Asger Thomsen / Recorded in Copenhagen, February 2020

Label: The Bodily Press, 2020

Mixed and mastered by Jon Lipscomb


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Bass player/composer Copenhagen, Denmark

Aram Shelton/Asger Thomsen - Nyboder Duets: singlespeedmusic.bandcamp.com/album/nyboder-duets

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