Torben Ulrich, the 90-year-old father of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, joined Søren Kjærgaard (piano) and Kresten Osgood (drums, pocket trumpet) for an improvised set of experimental music on October 25 at Jyderup Højskole in Denmark. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.
The Danish musician, filmmaker and former tennis pro and Kjærgaard have made three albums together: “Suddenly, Sound: 21 Songlines” (2009), “Alphabet, Peaceful, Diminished: 29 Proposals From The Towers Of Babble” (2010) and their latest release, “Meridiana: Lines Toward A Non-Local Alchemy”, which came out in 2014 via Escho.
Torben Ulrich, who is said to be METALLICA‘s biggest fan and its biggest critic, famously told his son “I would delete that” when asked for an opinion of a new song during the writing sessions for what became 2003’s “St. Anger” album — a scene immortalized in the “Some Kind Of Monster” documentary. Torben added, as Lars laughed uncomfortably. “For me, it doesn’t cut it. It sounds like a guy shouting in some kind of echo chamber.” MORE