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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hildegunn Øiseth: Time Is Coming

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Norwegian trumpeter/composer Hildegunn Oiseth has been a full time professional player since age 24, beginning with the Bohuslän Big Band. She has been featured in several projects with the Trondheim Jazzorkester, and can be heard hosting national radio shows. In addition to trumpet and flugelhorn she has been fascinated with more ancient instruments, including the “bukkehorn" (goat horn, so called because it is made from the horn of a ram or goat) heard on two tracks here. She brought an ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hildegunn Oiseth: Valencia

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A name is sometimes able to conjure a whole world. In the case of Norwegian trumpeter Hildegunn Øiseth, the name of the Spanish city Valencia embodies a wealth of associations and feelings, which find their way into her music. Her album Valencia was recorded in producer Odd Gjelsnes' Studio Berxeta and the contrast between the peaceful orange plantation where the studio is located and the pulsating passion of the city seeps into the music. ...