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Eyolf Dale at April Jazz

Read "Eyolf Dale at April Jazz" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Eyolf Dale April Jazz Espoo, Finland April 26, 2019 In keeping with the gradual arrival of spring in southern Finland and the mini festival just outside Helsinki, April Jazz, Norwegian bandleader Eyolf Dale brought a strong sense of musical color. The breadth of his musical taste runs from Shostakovich (he admits) to the Simpsons (I'm supposing), with a slight tendency towards Scandinavian melancholy. And with the broad palette of Dale's seven band ...

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Eyolf Dale: Return To Mind

Read "Return To Mind" reviewed by Roger Farbey

The follow-up to Eyolf Dale's Wolf Valley released on Edition Records in 2016 is no less impressive than its predecessor. Dale employs exactly the same line-up here so there are no major surprises except that Kristoffer Kompen now doubles on euphonium, Hayden Powell doubles on flugelhorn and Per Zanussi has dropped the saw. Dale himself is fast becoming one of Norway's most prominent jazz musicians gigging widely in Europe and beyond. He's also associate professor in jazz at the Norwegian ...

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Eyolf Dale: Wolf Valley

Read "Wolf Valley" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Thirty one year old pianist Eyolf Dale is a leading figure in contemporary jazz in his home country of Norway and an Associate Professor of applied piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music department of jazz studies. The album's title, Wolf Valley, is actually a play on his name as in Norwegian, Eyolf means wolf and Dale means valley. This is chamber jazz of sorts, but paradoxically packing a surprisingly satisfying punch too. “Furet" initially evokes a feel ...


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