This new collaboration began as a conversation between Frode and Frank while on tour with Bobby Bradford and Ingebrigt Haker Flaten in the United States in 2014. Frode was curious about playing with a tuba player, and Frank quickly suggested Swiss Tubist, Marc Unternährer. Some years passed, but the band was already set in our minds.
After nearly 6 years of attempts, 2020 will mark the band’s first meetings, starting in Amsterdam in late January 2020:
Frode Gjerstad – reeds | Marc Unternährer – tuba | Frank Rosaly – drums
OMELETTE PLAYS ORNETTE
Omelette is a repertoire band. They only play pieces by Ornette Coleman, a musician that needs no further introduction. They focus on his more obscure compositions, from the ’70s and ’80s, mainly from Ornette’s group Prime Time. But some of the standards might make an appearance.
Omelette treats the compositions as a starting point for their improvisations. In no way they try to recreate the music, this is definitely not a cover band. Ornette’s compositions work particularly well when they’re interpreted in new and wayward ways.
Tobias Klein – alto sax | Jeroen Kimman – electric guitar & bass guitar | Jasper Stadhouders – bass guitar & acoustic guitar | Tristan Renfrow – drums