Concert | Jazzfest Berlin 2021

Susan Alcorn Quintet // ICP Orchestra // Code Girl // Negro Leo // The Killing Popes

Negro Leo / Han Bennink / Mary Halvorson / The Killing Popes / Susan Alcorn Quintet
Negro Leo / Han Bennink / Mary Halvorson / The Killing Popes / Susan Alcorn Quintet
© Rafael Meliga / Han Bennink / Nadin Deventer / Rüdiger Kusserow / Nicola Farah Smith

In “Pedernal”, the pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn and her quintet meld post-bop, 20th century classical music, western swing and ambient drift, without falling into any single style or category. Amsterdam’s ICP Orchestra, a paragon of European improvised music, is preceded by a special duo performance of Han Bennink and Pat Thomas. Mary Halvorson presents the latest album of her song project Code Girl while drummer and composer Oli Steidle uses The Killing Popes to refract post-bop, free jazz, noise and ambient music through post-club soundscape. In between a video contribution by Negro Leo from São Paulo can be seen.


Susan Alcorn Quintet

Susan Alcorn pedal steel guitar
Eddy Kwon violin
Michael Formanek double bass
Mary Halvorson guitar
Ryan Sawyer drums

Pat Thomas & Han Bennink

Pat Thomas piano
Han Bennink drums

Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

ICP Orchestra

Mary Oliver violin, viola
Michael Moore clarinet, alto saxophone
Tobias Delius clarinet, tenor saxophone
Joris Roelofs bass clarinet
Thomas Heberer trumpet
Wolter Wierbos trombone
Terrie Ex guitar
Guus Janssen piano
Ernst Glerum bass
Han Bennink drums

Code Girl

Mary Halvorson guitar
Amirtha Kidambi vocals
Adam O'Farrill trumpet
Brian Settles tenor saxophone
Michael Formanek bass
Tomas Fujiwara drums

Negro Leo

Negro Leo composition, piano, voice, programming, old vinyl player, video direction
Ava Rocha video direction, camera, editing
Sergio Machado drums
Pedro Dantas electric bass
Bruno Schiavo synthesizers
Lucas Pires lettering
Renato Godoy mixing, mastering
Angela Novaes (QTV) executive producer
Mariana Mansur (QTV) executive producer

Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin in cooperation with Manoela Wright & Juliano Gentile

The Killing Popes

Oliver Steidle drums, composition
Dan Nicholls keyboards, composition
Frank Möbus guitar
Philipp Gropper saxophone
Phil Donkin bass
Jelena Kuljić vocals
Natalie Sandtorv vocals