Neslort

Neslort is organic alternative jazz / rock featuring the compositions of trombone wizard, Rick Trolsen. We know that four dimensions make up the space-time continuum.  If music is the fifth, then the realm of thought which brought us the band Neslort is an example of the sixth.   This musical group is so essential and personal to Rick’s inner vision that savvy music lovers will notice that Trolsen is Neslort spelled backwards.  Astronomers know of stars that shine blindingly bright in some eras and then retreat to gather energy for the next appearance.  That surely is true also of Neslort across its 25 year history which includes three albums and multiple appearances at the hippest New Orleans music festivals and venues.  And now that star has returned in its boldest and brightest apparition to date as Neslorchestra.

This is the band to which Rick brings home all of the influences of life spent in the modern jazz, rock and funk era.  There is Big Band and Bebop in there, and yes, also Zappa as well as symphonic, intricately composed layers.  Add to the blender a few Eastern European Folk tunes plush a dash of Circus music.  And all those genres are underscored by a 21st century combination of both purposed and improvised jazz defined as Primordial Fusion.   The best way to “get” Neslort is to experience Rick compositions live as total aural immersion. The music is fun, exhilarating, challenging, and new. It’s certainly not meant to be background music!

Starting in 2018, Neslort has recently been reborn as inspiration for the 17 piece Neslorchestra.  For more news on this latest and greatest gathering of Primordial Fusionists, please follow this link to the Neslorchestra page

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