On the edges

TransEuropeExpress: „Polar Express - on the edges 2“ featuring Kalle Kalima & Sofia Jernberg


The new project of the TransEuropeExpress this year is the second edition of „on the edges“, reaching out to and beyond the borders of Europe. The two guest artists are both great improvisers and composers: vocalist Sofia Jernberg from Sweden, who is known for her unusual scope of vocal techniques and Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima, who has been working with the Ensemble before as a player, but is now contributing new compositions. More new material is written by Hans Lüdemann and Dejan Terzic.
The project, initially planned in May 2020, was also cancelled because of Covid. It will now be realized in September with a premiere at the Ruhrjazzfestival Bochum on September 18. There are special preparations and precautions necessary like Covid tests of the French musicians in the group - and hopefully everything will work without problems. The group will also do a recording session of the project at Maarweg studio Köln following the concert.
The first edition of „on the edges 1“ with Majid Bekkas from Morocco was recorded 2019 at the Budapest Music Centre. The album is in preparation and is scheduled to be released in 2021.
TransEuropeExpress is an ensemble of creative Jazz musicians from France and Germany who are all soloistis and composers: Yves Robert (tb), Silke Eberhard (as/cl), Regis Huby (vl), Ronny Graupe (g), Sebastien Boisseau (cb), Dejan Terzic (dr) and Hans Lüdemann (p/vp).
Photo T.E.E.: Krisztina Szendes, BMC

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