Fri 18 Oct, 7:30pm

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A beautiful and searching mix of Scandinavian melancholy, Americana inspired soundscapes, and arching melodies.

The band features Michael Aadal (guitar), André Kassen (saxophone), Audun Ramo (bass) and Gunnar Sæter (drums). Together they create a very unique and energising collective sound, inspired by artists such as Brian Blade, Bill Frisell, Daniel Lanois, The War on Drugs and Bon Iver.

Aadal is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Press quotes:

'There’s a lovely feel to Voyager, with a particularly impressive meeting of minds from the guitar and sax-led melodies. The two combine really well, emotively twisting and turning their way through nine well-written original tunes.' - Mike Gates, UKVibe

'The band's musicianship is superb, with each member contributing their skills to create a cohesive and harmonious experience. The compositions on the Voyager album are impressive with their hidden depth, accessibility to the listener and intense moments of calm and sound painting.' - Patrick Spanko, SK Jazz

'Aadal take their time. They give a lot. You get a lot back too.' - Stephen Graham, Marlbank

'As the tunes progress, the listener is drawn into a calming and delicately phrased melody only, like in the title track, for the music to veer off into a discordant storm before settling back into a saxophone-led groove to a safe harbour.' - Chris Baber, Jazzviews

'The music is captivating, enchanting, and, at times, sorrowful and it is really only on repeated listening does its intricacies reveal themselves' - Simplyjazztalk

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.

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