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Huntsville: Pond

Read "Pond" reviewed by John Eyles

Since the Norwegian trio Huntsville first came together in 2006, they have been eclectic enough to keep listeners guessing what to expect next and who they might collaborate with, making each of their album releases an intriguing and exciting event. After their debut album For The Middle Class (Rune Grammofon, 2006) featured the three core players--guitarist ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

Huntsville, AL: Long time songwriter, George Wells, has written an exciting Dixieland song that tells how sweet the world seems when you are looking through chocolate covered glasses I have just finished a demo on my brand new idea, “Chocolate Covered Glasses.” Well, what’s so exciting about that? At age 84 and writing songs for more than ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014

Read "JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

JazzNorway in a Nutshell 2014
Bergen, Norway
May 21-25, 2014

Bergen, the second largest city of Norway along the northwestern coast of the North Sea, is situated along an impressive mountainous bay. Protected against and open to the sea, to the world it is an illustrious place of a centuries-old merchant tradition, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mai Jazz 2014

Read "Mai Jazz 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Mai Jazz 2014
Stavanger, Norway
May 6-11, 2014

After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Huntsville: Past Increasing, Future Receding

Read "Past Increasing, Future Receding" reviewed by John Eyles

For their fourth album release--the second on the Hubro label--the Norwegian guitar/bass/drums (plus effects) trio Huntsville have moved away from the collaborations (notably that with vocalist Hanne Hukkelberg) which characterised their last two recordings, and again opted to record as a threesome. The main reason for that is obvious once the music begins. Past Increasing, Future ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2013

Read "Punkt Festival 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Punkt Festival
Kick
Kristiansand, Norway
September 6-8, 2013

Punkt is back. Three simple words with greater significance. While the annual festival, which has made its name on the strength of two additional words--Live Remix--had an eighth edition in 2012 that, on paper, should have been nothing short of spectacular, it was ultimately ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nels Cline: Finding Others

Read "Nels Cline: Finding Others" reviewed by Ted Harms

Ask 10 people when they first heard of guitarist Nels Cline and you'll get 10 different answers. Maybe it was when he joined award-winning, arena-packing, ever-touring rock band Wilco. Or maybe it was stumbling upon a guitar internet forum where nerd boys and girls go over the minutiae of his expansive and varied effect pedals, amps, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Music Release By Kathy Yolanda Rice Is No.1 On 5 CD Baby Top Indie Charts!

New Music Release By Kathy Yolanda Rice Is No.1 On 5 CD Baby Top Indie Charts!

Paintbrush Records & Publishing, an independent label, released the smooth jazz single, “Love is Like a Sunny Day,” with worldwide distribution through CD Baby on March 5, 2013. The new single is Kathy Yolanda Rice’s second release on her label since 2004. The solo female artist was pleasantly surprised to find out that her song ranked ...

Moskus: Salmesykkel

Read "Moskus: Salmesykkel" reviewed by John Kelman

For a country isolated in the north of Europe, Norway has experienced a surprising number of musical waves. The first came in the early '70s, when producer Manfred Eicher and his fledgling ECM Records label brought the Scandinavian “big five"--Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson and, from Norway, saxophonist Jan Garbarek, guitarist Terje Rypdal, bassist Arild Andersen and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ivar Grydeland: Bathymetric Modes

Read "Bathymetric Modes" reviewed by John Kelman

A member of drone-improv band Huntsville and the more abstruse Dans les arbres who has given Ballrogg a facelift with Cabin Music (Hubro, 2012), Norwegian guitarist Ivar Grydeland has built a busy career as a performer and as co-head of the extremely left-of-center SOFA Music. In most live contexts, like his 2007 Punkt Festival appearances with ...