Roger Arntzen – double bass
Ivar Grydeland – pedal steel guitar, guitar and banjo
David Stackenäs – guitar
solo saxophones etc
Yedo Gibson was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1981. At the age of 11 he started to play the tenor saxophone and on his 15ths was giving classes at the AquiJazz conservatoire in Sao Paulo and playing all over Brazil with various musicians such as Mario Margarido,”Panda” Gianfratti, Ricardo Zoio and others. In 1999 he joined the Armazen Abapuru, group of traditional Brazilian music in a contemporary context where he was in charge of the development of the improvisation aspect in the group. They recorded 2 albums with musicians of Hermeto Pascoal group (Nene, Carlos Malta and Jovino Santos Neto). Armazen has been traveling all over Brazil giving workshops and Concerts in the Vila Lobos Caravana Musical Project.
Parallel with this he was starting his own work with the drummer Panda Gianfratti, with had recorded 5 albums including with a sextet called Abaetetuba directed by Yedo.
In the beggining of 2004 he moved to London where was working with Veryan Weston, Sakoto Fukuda, Hanna Marshal and Nana Tisiboe, started the Quintet of Uncertainty, a group that performed at the BBC, The Vortex Jazz Club and other places in London. Also, Yedo joined the London Improvisers Orchestra together with improvisers from London like Evan Parker, Steve Beresford, Lol Coxhill, Marcio Mattos and others. In London Yedo started to play in the Free Samba Trio with Steve Noble and Dominic Lash. The main goal of the group was searching for the free context inside of traditional Brazilian and African music. After 2 years he moved to Amsterdam but at the same time started his quartet called “Caetitu” that later recorded a Cd to EMANEM with Marcio Mattos, Veryan Weston and Martin Blume.
In The Netherlands he founded The Royal Improvisers Orchestra (RIO) a group of 20 young musicians from all kind of backgrounds playing improvised music conducted by him and other musicians from the orchestra.
Also in Amsterdam he started a trio with Oscar Jan Hoogland and Gerri Jager “EKE” with is as he calls his Punk Improv project where Oscar uses his Electric Clavivhord and Yedo his Baritone Sax together with Gerri’s Rock drums.
As free lancer in Amsterdam he has been working with musicians like Han Bennink, Michael Vatcher, Cor Fuhler, Luc Ex and other free improvisers.