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Erlend Albertsen Basspace

Erlend Albertsen Basspace

What science have discovered until now, is that the prerequisites for life seems to be a rarity, a non-comformist in the general activity of matter and whatnots in the universe. If you compress the history of the universe into 365 days, Earth would be born in the beginning of September, the human race at 1145pm on December the 31st, and a human life of 80 years would correspond to 1/3 of a second. How do you use that time? 

Doublebassist and composer Erlend Olderskog Albertsen has summoned a handful of dear colleagues from the Norwegian jazz scene for an expedition towards new musical habitats. The crew consists of personalities that are associated with names such as ECM, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Espen Berg, Stian Carstensen, Jaga Jazzist, Marthe Lea, Wako and Miman.


Ellie Mäkelä – viola and Hardanger fiddle

Egil Kalman – modular synth and double bass

Adrian Waade - violin and piano

Simon Olderskog Albertsen - drums and synth

Erlend Olderskog Albertsen – double bass and soprano saxophone


Name of the Wind (releases april 2024) is Erlends second album as a band leader and composer and presents a new musical direction, featuring electro-acoustic landscapes with sounds, rhythms and instruments from traditional music in Norway, North India and Marocco on the horizon.

The group moves from scenery to scenery with such ease that one wonders if their wagon might be a time machine. As they approach you, keep in mind that although they insist, you oughtn`t answer their question; is this where jazz is?



All the members have been granted the highest award known through time:



“From moment to moment, from tune to tune. It is the balance that leaves you with the impression of something magnificent.”

Christopher Monsen, Klassekampen


“The balance between the whimsical, naïve and yet sophisticated and demanding is both entertaining and stimulating.” Olav Opsvik, Jazznytt


“ Olderskog Albertsen brings us into an exciting and exceptional universe, – an extraordinay personal at that.”

Tor Hammerø


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