Cadentia Nova Danica - August 1966 Jazzhus Montmartre
Pretty amazing, 50-year old archival find in pretty amazingly good sound.
This is John Tchicai and Finn von Eyben's group together after the last version of the New York Art Quartet broke up.
Hugo Steinmetz (trumpet)
Kim Menzer (trombone)
John Tchicai, Karsten Vogel (alto saxophones)
Steffen Andersen, Finn von Eyben (basses)
Bo Thrige Andersen (drums)
Giorgio Musoni (percussion)
"Saxophonist John Tchicai returned home to Denmark in 1966 after four years in New York, where he had made himself one of the most prominent members of the avant-garde movement that had become known as the New Thing.
He then formed the Cadentia Nova Danica ensemble with young Danish musicians who were already playing together: Tchicai assumed the role of mentor for the experimental group, who learned to navigate the unorthodox technical demands and wild emotions of the controversial new sound.
Tchicai also allowed band members Karsten Vogel (who later formed Burnin’ Red Ivanhoe and Secret Oyster) and composer Finn von Eyben to add their own compositions to the repertoire, thereby helping them establish the foundation of their musical careers which soon flourished."