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Albatrosh: Yonkers

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2012 seems to be a year of change for many artists. Not so for Norway's Albatrosh, the duo first heard while still in school and before they'd made a record at an overnight stop in Rosendal, as part of the 2008 JazzNorway in a Nutshell junket. Paring back to the core duo that first released Seagull Island (Inner Ear, 2009) but expanded to a quartet on Mystery Orchestra with Grenager & Tafjord (Inner Ear, 2011) might seem a step backwards ...

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Albatrosh: Mystery Orchestra with Grenager & Talfjord

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Duos can represent a double-edged sword: on one hand, no other context is as intimate, where the level of communication can be as deep, the lines of communication so open; equally, however, there are the inherent limitations on its possible sound worlds, the result of the specific textural, harmonic and rhythmic capabilities of the instruments involved. Still, through the use of preparation and extended techniques, Norway's Albatrosh managed, with its 2009 debut, Seagull Island (Inner Ear), to expand on an ...

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Albatrosh: Seagull Island

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While catching some of Norway's biggest stars was one of the attractions of JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2008, so too was the discovery of young talent, in some cases not yet recorded. Albatrosh--the duo of tenor saxophonist André Roligheten and pianist Eyolf Dale--delivered an unexpectedly experimental and engaging performance at a brief overnight stop in Rosendal, all the more surprising given the pair's youthful age (both were under 20). Proof that commitment to cultural education and arts funding works, Albatrosh's ...


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