Paal Nilssen-Love

Among the the most innovative, dynamic and versatile drummers in jazz, Norway's Paal Nilssen-Love performs solo at ISSUE in April 2014 as part of Unsound Festival New York.

Paal Nilssen-Love has established himself on the international scene as a powerful drummer with high energy and creativity. In 2002 he was "Artist in Residence" at Molde International Jazz Festival, a title Chick Corea and Pat Metheny held in previous years. After 7 days and 9 concerts at the festival, Down Beat stated, "His week at Molde proved a revelation: Nilssen-Love is one of the most innovative, dynamic and versatile drummers in jazz." Among many groups and ensembles Nilssen-Love performs with Mats Gustafsson and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten in the trio The Thing, with the Scandinavian free jazz supergroup Atomic, and with Peter Brötzmann’s Chicago Tentet.