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This is a continuous stream of the Ymse Impro archive.

The first ymse recording was recording oktober 2017. The archive is currently consisting of over 7 hours of recorded material. Press play to listen!

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The Big Bang of Ymse Impro, particles expanding into empty space. Duo; guitar and bass. The core. Recorded at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

The tough second follow up, recorded on a polish children cassette by the name of “Ciuchcia - piosenki dla najmłodszych”. Duo; guitar and bass. Recorded at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

Our first guests appear: Jonas Flemsæter Hamre(Ts) and Sjur Vidar Lilleås(Dr). They dropped by during a Scandinavia tour with Det Blir Værre. Recorded at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

Jonas Hamre is a norwegian tenor saxophonist, from “Vestlandet” and now a resident of Bergen. Plays everything from pop to metal and good old traditional jazz. He plays a pivotal role in projects such as Indre Sunnmøre Støylag, Det Blir Værre and Nathalie Sandtov's Freedom Nation. Massive sound, massive personality, we can't wait to have him back on.

Sjur Videar Lilleås is a norwegian drummer from Hadeland (ByeByeLand, not to be confused with LaLaLand) and now doing his Law degree in Oslo. An energetic and creative drummer that draws his sound mainly from classic rock giants like John Bonham and Dave Grohl, but with a twist of Tony Williams. Band leader and co-band leader of Lodd, NRWY, Detroit Sounds and Det Blir Værre. He can play anything you put in front of him and it's a true joy to create waves together with this bearded man.

Improvisations recorded on top of a cassette with classical music+beats on it. Håkon Guttormsen (Trp), bass and guitar. Recorded the 03.12.2017 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

A Norwegian trumpet player from Langesund, a place where rich people go on vacation to see expensive intimate concerts. As the son of a Norwegian jazz legend, he was injected with jazz at an early age, and to this very day jazz flows through his veins. A jam session cat that besides his own band, Håkon Guttormsen Kvartett, he works actively with MoFro, Kaspar Lang Quintet and together with hip-hop producer Carl Knast. A longing and gentle sounding player that is always searching for new ideas and expressions.

Jonas Engel (As) at the time was living in Köln, dropped by during a tour. Recorded the 09.12.2017 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

A German alto saxophonist, clarinetist and electronics player from a rural region near Köln. Over the last several years he has been a major part of both the Köln and the Copenhagen scene. With three CDd releases as a leader/composer, Own Your Bones and Just Another Foundry, he is establishing himself as a major force in the Danish-German scene. An improviser that can make any situation into gold, with the additional rawness off German steel.

Our Polish friend Jędrzej Łagodziński (Ts) joins us for beer and a quick recording. The core plays their main instruments. Recorded the 13.12.2017 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

A tenor saxophonists from the rural parts of Poland. He has resided Denmark for many years and is one of the most in demand younger tenor players in Copenhagen. A leader and co-leader of bands like LOVE, HUM, the Love and Beauty Seekers as well as many other great projects. He has played everything there is to play and made them all sound extraordinary, he continues this practice to this present day.

Back to the duo format, the only Ymse Impro to feature both a cover-song and overdubs. Synth guitar, guitar, and bass and no-input mixer. Recorded the 31.03.2018 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder, overdubs were done through midi.

The midnight set live at Mandagsklubben. Duo, synth guitar and no-input mixer. Recorded the 09.04.2018 at Mandagsklubben, Slagtehusgade 5e,1715, Copenhagen straight into an iPhone.

Recorded the 07.06.2018 at Leo Mathisens Vej 1, 1437, Copenhagen, RMC, with 2 microphones and 2 DI, into a MacBook.

Norwegian bass player from the place where all the women are exceptional in handball, and now a resident of "the king's city" - Copenhagen. After spending some years in Bergen, learning the craft of Be-Bop, he is now experimenting with the preparation of instruments, conceptual thinking and other performative elements in music. He's a considerate yet an assertive interplayer, with a touch of the unexpected.

The 40-minute format is cemented. Trio with Søren Høi (Dr), bass and electric guitar (no pedals). It was loud and there were two takes because the first take wasn't fully 40 minutes. Recorded the 15.08.2018 at Leo Mathisens Vej 1,1437, Copenhagen, RMC with full microphone set up into a MacBook.

A drummer from Copenhagen, Denmark currently at the time of writing living in Amager. Known for his extremely energetic performance, precise timing and ability to play unmatched complicated rhythm with extreme integrity. Recorded and released music with many projects in the rock/metal/experimental scene in Copenhagen, with a primary focus on Cacafogo, Uranjo and Michael Ellis.

Stian Victor Lervik Swensson (acc git), no-input mixer and guitar/synth guitar/pedals. Half the recordings were lost due to a mathematical mistake. Recorded the 26.09.2018 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

A Norwegian guitar player from Oslo but a long time resident of Copenhagen. He is one of the main "go to" guitar players when it comes to both modern and traditional jazz. With exceptional technical, rhythmic and harmonic abilities, he can handle any situation you can conjure up. He's leading his own Trio, writing for large ensembles and is a side man all over Copenhagen.

The last recording is done in the rehearsal space at Sigurdsgade, a duo recording, guitar and no-input mixer. Recorded the 31.10.2018 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder.

Gianluca Elia (fx) and Szymon Gąsiorek (dr) join us for a 40 minutes long, single take improvisation. The core both plays the guitar on this recording. Recorded the 07.11.2018 at Leo Mathisens Vej 1,1437, Copenhagen, RMC with full microphone set up into a MacBook.

Gianluca Elia is an Italian tenor saxophonists, no-input-mixmaster, coder and app creator/developer in Copenhagen - Denmark. An important contributor to projects such as Søren Kjærgaard’s video-keyboard, Squidback and Perfect Volume. Known for his wall of sound approach, but a master of all volumes and textures. Improvisor to the core, in life, in conversation, in music.

Szymon Gąsiorek is a drummer, composer and bandleader from Poland, but a long time resident of Copenhagen. One of the most active drummers of the younger generation, with bands like Pimpono Ensemble, Past And Future Don't Exist And Now Is The Rhythm and Wood Organization. With a non-judgemental style he flows between textures and genres like a zebra, always exciting, fitt and adapting.

First part of the field recording was produced while biking from Ryparken to Nørrebro, and the other part with a Zoom out the window, the neighbour joins with their vacuum cleaner. Recorded the 24.02.2019 in Jonatan's apartment, Copenhagen, with DI to the four-track tape recorder.

This session was recorded in two parts, due to a mathematical error with the length of the tapes, half had to be recorded right into the zoom and the other was recorded into the four-track tape recorder. Recorded the 03.03.2019 at Sigurdsgade 24, 2200, Copenhagen straight into four-track tape recorder and with a zoom

Norwegian trumpet player from the summerly south of Norway, where all houses are painted white and everyone owns a boat. Probably the fastest reaction time this side of the pond, he is truly the Lucky Luke of improvisation. Plays in all the projects that need brass in the Copenhagen region, with projects like Kresten Osgood Quintet, Horse Orchestra and EHM. A master of traditional jazz and a doctor of improvisation.