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Hanna Paulsberg Concept + Magnus Broo: Daughter Of The Sun

Read "Daughter Of The Sun" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Fourteen centuries before Cleopatra, queen Hatshepsut became one of the few women to rule Egypt. Artworks at the time portrayed her with masculine muscles and a Pharaonic beard, but these icons were smashed to smithereens in Hatshepsut's burial chamber. Clearly she upset the male hierarchy back then. Three and a half thousand years later, this fourth album from Norwegian artist Hanna Paulsberg is dedicated to Hatshepsut and all women who fight for recognition. Paulsberg's father was a jazz ...

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Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Eastern Smiles

Read "Eastern Smiles" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Hanna Paulsberg's tenor saxophone voice is increasingly in demand for a wide variety of projects, from the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra to collaborations with Ellen Andrea Wang, Jon Balke, Andreas Ulvo, Erland Dahlen and veteran Knut Rissnaes. Yet her standing as a composer and leader of one of Norway's most outstanding young quartets has been firmly established with releases such as Waltz for Lili (Ora Fonogram, 2012) and Song for Josia (Ora Fonogram, 2014). Eastern Smiles, her third release, and first ...

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Hanna Paulsberg: Home Grown Concept

Read "Hanna Paulsberg: Home Grown Concept" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Norwegian saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg is slowly but surely building a reputation as one of the brightest young jazz musicians to have emerged from Norway in recent years. Her debut at the head of the Hanna Paulsberg Concept, Waltz for Lilli (Ora Fonogram, 2012) introduced a composer/musician with strong melodic and rhythmic sensibilities and made a convincing case for the HPC as a quartet worthy of wider international attention. Paulsberg's quartet is arguably more inclined towards the American tradition ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Song For Josia

Read "Song For Josia" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Norwegian saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg founded the HPC in 2011, whislt studying at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her quartet's debut, Waltz for Lilli (Ora Fonogram, 2012) announced a notable talent, one conversant in the North American swing tradition as well as influences closer to home. The concept, perhaps, was not new, but the reviews were universally positive. Since then, Paulsberg has been busy leading the HPC and touring with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, which collaborated with ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Waltz for Lilli

Read "Waltz for Lilli" reviewed by John Kelman

Norway's place on the international jazz map has been assured for decades: first with saxophonist Jan Garbarek, guitarist Terje Rypdal and bassist Arild Andersen; then, a second wave including trumpeters Arve Henriksen and Nils Petter Molvær, and pianists Bugge Wesseltoft and Christian Wallumrød; and, more recently, in another wave featuring In the Country and Splashgirl. Still, its scene has often seemed distanced from the American tradition that nevertheless resides at the core of many of these players. Enter saxophonist Hanna ...


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