Paal Nilssen-love

Paal Nilssen Love (born December 24, 1974), is a Norwegian drummer who is active in both jazz and free jazz. Nilssen-Love was brought up in Stavanger by his mother and father, both of whom were also drummers. He formed the band Element in 1993 during his jazz studies at Trondheim University. This group became a platform for other bands with pianist Havard Wiik as well as bassist Ingebrigt Haker flaten. It also led to collaborations between Chris Potter and Iain Ballamy. In 1996, he moved to Oslo and participated in the formation of bands such as The Quintet, Hakon Kornstad Trio and Frode Gjerstad Trio. He also initiated self-initiated projects and collaborated with Swedish musicians like pianist Sten Sandell, and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson. In 1999, Nilssen-Love played his first solo concert. His portfolio includes Atomic and School Days, The Thing and Territory Band, FME and other duo projects like with Ken Vandermark and John Butcher, Nils Henrik Asheim, Lasse Marhaug, and organist Nils Hennerik Asheim. Wikipedia

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