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Mathias Eick: Ravensburg

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On his previous ECM release, Midwest (2015), trumpeter and composer, Mathias Eick plotted the course of his Norwegian ancestors to the heartland of America. Drawn from his own travels as well, Eick applies personal experiences and family lore once again on Ravensburg, named for the German town of his grandmother. Here the journey is closer to ...

15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Far too many people talk about the Norwegian scene as being “interesting because it's so exotic." Those who think so, have in mind its “Nordic Tone," that distinctive mood which evokes snow, mountains and icy fjords. This kind ...


ENJOY JAZZ International Festival for Jazz and More 2017

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ENJOY JAZZ International Festival for Jazz and More
October 17-20, 2017

During fall Enjoy Jazz is the common thread running through the urban Rhine-Neckar-region in southwestern Germany. Unlike the fast-forward conveyor belt of musical acts whizzing past usually experienced at many jazz festivals, Enjoy Jazz covers a period of ...


Enzo Favata: direttore artistico del festival Musica Sulle Bocche

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Il festival Musica sulle Bocche si svolge a Santa Teresa di Gallura, appunto sulle Bocche di Bonifacio che dividono la Sardegna dalla Corsica, e per svariati motivi si è rapidamente guadagnato una grossa reputazione internazionale. Merito del programma, sempre molto particolare e ricco di proposte poco convenzionali, ma anche dell'ambientazione e delle “invenzioni" mirate a valorizzarla, ...


Knut Riisnæs Quartet: 2nd Thoughts

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Contemporary Norwegian jazz has a well-deserved reputation for atmospheric beauty. Such players as saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Trygve Seim, trumpeters Nils Petter Molvær and Arve Henriksen, and guitarists Terje Rypdal and Eivind Aarset (all associated with ECM Records) have attracted international attention for many years. But Norway also has strong roots in bebop, and the Knut ...


Sly&Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Sly&Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvær
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni

Un Nils Petter Molvær, in grande spolvero per un concerto che ha incantato un teatro stracolmo di appassionati di nu-jazz e di curiosi venuti ad ascoltare il trombettista norvegese a capo di uno sperimentato combo in cui spiccavano, ...


Nils Petter Molvær: Buoyancy

Read "Buoyancy" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

More than thirty years ago, Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær had left his mark as an exceptional improviser with his ECM Records debut on Masquarelo's Bande à Part (1985). Those beginnings--in the company of Nordic jazz legends--led Molvær to an ongoing process of nurturing his musical sensibilities across electronic grooves, club beats, jazz, and more genre-defying ...


Punkt Festival 2016

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 3-5, 2016

Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances and ...


Vossa Jazz 2016

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Vossa Jazz
Various venues
jny:Voss, Norway
March 18-20, 2016

Perched high on the mountain side, the weather-beaten wooden farm houses of the Voss folk museum command a truly impressive view of the town below, ringed by snow-capped mountains, interlocking valleys and ice-covered fjords that stretch to the four points ...

Jon Balke: Warp

Read "Warp" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Best known for his Magnetic North Orchestra, pianist and composer Jon Balke has a background that is rich with global influences and diverse musical stylings. Trained as a classical pianist in his youth, Balke was playing with Masqualero on Bande à Part (ECM, 1985) by the time he was eighteen. That recording, in the company of ...