Jacob Young

June 24Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now7:30 pm
June 24Lutheran Church of the Reformation - Nordic Jazz Now9:30 pm


Jacob Young, guitar
Trygve Seim, saxophones
Marcin Wasilewski, piano
Slawomir Kurkiewicz double bass
Michal Miskiewicz drums

American citizen Jacob Young, who currently resides in Oslo, is a guitarist, bandleader, improviser and jazz composer whose sensibilities have been shaped both by the history of the music as it has unfolded in Northern Europe and by his deep knowledge of the American jazz tradition, studied also at first hand. For this third recording for ECM Records he has assembled another stellar cast of European musicians that features Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim, and the Polish Marcin Wasilewksi Trio (with Slavomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz).
This album continues to establish Young's identity as guitarist and writer of buyoyantly melodic material, and perfectly showcases his player-composer approach as not being defined exclusively by northerly directions but rather also nourished at the roots by the American jazz tradition. "Good music needs no passport," he emphasises: "It is a borderless enterprise."