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In Pictures

Jazz Festival Saalfelden 2022

Read "Jazz Festival Saalfelden 2022" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from the Jazz Festival Saalfelden 2022 in Austriain from August 18, 2022 to August 21, 2022 featuring Isaiah Collier and the Chosen Few, Alba Careta Group, Paal Nilssen-Love Circus, Vincent Courtois, Emilé Parisien Sextet “Louise" feat. Theo Croker, Cuong Vu, The Vijay Iyer Trio, Christoph Cech Jazz Orchestra Project, Ole Morten Vågan with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra, Acoustic Unity and Bushman's Revenge, Katharina Ernst, Cansu Tanrikulu, Fabian Rucker, Mette Rasmussen, Val Jeanty, Frans ...

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Radio & Podcasts

A Mix Of New And Old

Read "A Mix Of New And Old" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a mix of brand new releases and classic recordings. There are fascinating new albums from Gard Nilssen, Steve Tibbetts, Daniel Carter with Evan Strauss, 5-Track, and Sheridan Riley, Alex Fournier, Trevor Watts & Liam Genocky, and, Brian Eaton. I also have some older releases from Elvin Jones, Pharoah Sanders, Clifford Jordan, Maria Schneider and Oliver Lake.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity “Altaret" from Elastic Wave (ECM) 00:54 Steve Tibbetts “Full Moon Dogs" from Hellbound ...

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Album Review

Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave

Read "Elastic Wave" reviewed by Chris May


The last time we heard from Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen as a leader was with his Supersonic Orchestra—a three-drummer, three-bassist behemoth whose 2020 album, If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours (Odin), proved that, contrary to the precedent set by Stan Kenton, it is possible to assemble a big band packing Death Star-level ordnance which nevertheless allows for subtlety, agility and humanity. Extraordinarily prolific, Nilssen has since 2007 recorded over seventy albums, a fair few of ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Laura Toxvaerd & Dan Blake

Read "Gard Nilssen, Sam Rivers, Laura Toxvaerd & Dan Blake" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Drummers sparkle in the first hour of this edition of OMJ--Norway's Gard Nilssen with his Supersonic Orchestra, free jazz veteran Abbey Rader, and the iconoclastic RaKalam Bob Moses--plus a long track from some newly released music from the private stash of Sam Rivers. The second hour is a mix of styles, even including some blues from Buddy Guy. The final set has a definite European flavour with the eclectic foursome from Finland, Quartet Ajaton, saxophonist Laura Toxvaerd} from Denmark, and ...

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Album Review

Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra: If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours

Read "If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours" reviewed by John Eyles


Before getting onto the music on If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours, the debut album by the appropriately named Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra, it is well worth taking a look at the instrumentation of this sixteen-member ensemble. Firstly, every member is credited with playing percussion, in addition to three of the sixteen being drummers, including Gard Nilssen himself. And with three double bassists, this orchestra has a rhythm section which packs quite a punch. The remaining ten members ...

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Album Review

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity: Live In Europe

Read "Live In Europe" reviewed by John Sharpe


Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen formed Acoustic Unity back in 2014 to assuage his desire to compose and lead in a pure jazz setting. The initial get together with saxophonist André Roligheten and bassist Petter Eldh was so successful that it yielded the well-received Firehouse (Clean Feed, 2015). That achievement gives rise to an audacious gambit for the trio's second release, which comprises three CDs worth of live performances from European festivals in the summer of 2016. In order to broaden ...

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Album Review

Gard Nilssen: Live In Europe

Read "Live In Europe" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Clocking in at just a minute over two-hours of music, the three CDs (or LPs, if you'd like) that make up Live in Europe provide an audacious excursion into creative music. The drummer, known for his work in multiple groups such as the quartets Cortex and Starlite Motel, Bushman's Revenge, Zanussi Five, and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, previously released Firehouse (Clean Feed, 2015) with his Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity trio. Where the previous title was a studio effort with saxophonist ...


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