Decades ago, jazz established itself as an invasive species in Scandinavia, flourishing to such a degree that we’re now re-importing it at an increasing rate. Tuesday, Ars Nova Workshop presents a double bill of younger Norwegian bands with divergent takes on the avant garde. Bushman’s Revenge is a guitar, bass and drums power trio that has as much psych-prog in its DNA as it does fiery free jazz. Led by trumpeter Thomas Johansson, the two-horns and rhythm section quartet Cortex is more firmly entrenched in the jazz idiom, albeit irreverently jostling one era against the next. Brassy swing is filtered through an Ayler breakdown, or Ornette angularity suddenly bounces into a bebop flurry.
Tue., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., free, Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., arsnovaworkshop.com.
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