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Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Enfant Terrible

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While making noise with her debut, Shoot! (Rune Grammofon, 2011), it was with All Them Witches (Rune Grammofon, 2013)--and subsequent touring that took her from her home country of Norway, playing at festivals like the 2013 Molde International Jazz Festival, to a short North American tour this year--that guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen's career really took off. Alongside Pixel, Hedvig Mollestad Trio represents some of the most exciting music from a new generation of Norwegian musicians, though the two groups couldn't be more different. And with “Enfant Terrible" released just prior to its 2014 North American tour, Hedvig Mollestad Trio is ...

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Hedvig Mollestad Trio: All of Them Witches

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It may well be sexist to suggest that there are few female heavy rock guitarists. Still, as society moves towards greater equity among the genders, there are thankfully a lot more talented and intrepid women transcending conventional expectations of their “place" in music--and few countries exemplifying this more than Norway. Sidsel Endresen may be a singer, but she's far from the norm; saxophonists like Frøy Aagre and Hanna Paulsberg are pushing their own jazz boundaries, as is trumpeter Gunhild Seim. In the realm of electric guitar, few women play like Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen. On Shoot! (Rune Grammofon, 2011), the jazz-schooled ...



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