Paal Nilssen-Love

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

Paal Nilssen-Love

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About

Paiste Artist Since
January 2019

Nationality
Norway

Main Affiliation
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

Other Affiliations
Circus
Arashi
Ballister
Frode Gjerstad Trio

Website
www.paalnilssen-love.com

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„I have enjoyed Paiste cymbals since I began playing my dad´s drums at the age of 1(!). Now, at the age of 45, I´m able to enjoy them even more and more so, the amazing Paiste gongs. This is a dream come true. With a full set-up of Paiste cymbals, mostly large, and also the Planet gongs of Paiste, I´m able to express myself through a wide array of sounds and timbres which exceed the unexpected.“

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Videos & Pics

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Biography

Paal Nilssen-Love is one of the Norwegian jazz scenes most influential and hard working drummers. Through his work in several bands and ensembles and through corporation with several of the giants in free jazz and improved, he’s been one of the spear points of the raw and energetic Scandinavian free jazz scene. Since the mid 90s Nilssen-Love has figured on more than 260 albums - 50 on his own label! He has been a central part of bands like Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Atomic, The Thing, The Quintet, Scorch Trio, Frode Gjerstad Trio among a dozen others and an important musical collaborator for musicians like Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Akira Sakata, Arto Lindsay, Dave Rempis, Otomo Yoshihide, Michiyo Yagi.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, warm, strong, exotic, sizzling, earthy. Wide range, slightly complex and dense mix. Fairly soft, responsive feel. Great for explosive, strong, dark accents. Complex, washy ride sound. A modern China cymbal with a wide spectrum for various musical applications. “The China is nearly smooth”, states Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.

  • Sounds