MARS WILLIAMS: REEDS
KENT KESSLER: DOUBLE BASS
PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE: DRUMS
Boneshaker was established some 8 years ago when the three met for a handful of concerts and recording sessions around the Chicago area in early January 2011. The three musicians knew each other well through various bands like Hal Russel´s NRG ensemble, Peter Brötzmann´s Chicago tentet, Territory band and had since 2002 wanted to do something together.
“Fake Music” is Boneshaker’s fourth release. The self titled “Boneshaker” and “Thinking Out Loud” on the Trost label and “Unusual Words” on Soul What Records, received brilliant reviews in international press such as The Wire, Downbeat and more.
The trio toured North America in spring 2014, winter of 2016 and also Europe in 2016. They have since played sporadic concerts in the Chicago area, but this March-April 2019 will be the first longer tour of the US. They will also have a brand new CD out by then titled “Fake Music” on their Soul What Records label.
Boneshaker’s music remains free improvised, but with clear roots to the American tradition of free jazz. Although all three members are influenced by European improvised music as defined by the English, Dutch and German players of the mid-sixties, the three share broad interests in music traditions from all over the world and appreciate when influences are let loose.