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Opsvik & Jennings: A Dream I Used To Remember

Read "A Dream I Used To Remember" reviewed by Robert Iannapollo

Over the past five years, bassist Eivind Opsvik has gained a considerable reputation around New York as a strong, resourceful jazz bassist. He's been tapped by the likes of Tony Malaby, Paul Motian and Kris Davis for their groups. His own ensemble Overseas (currently Malaby, Kenny Wollesen and Jacob Sacks), with three albums to date, has ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: A Dream I Used To Remember

Read "A Dream I Used To Remember" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The inventive duo of Opsvik and Jennings continue to adhere to the adage of “have imagination, will travel." Like architects in sound, melody, and composition, multi-instrumentalists Eivind Opsvik from Oslo, Norway and Aaron Jennings, from Tulsa Oklahoma, artfully blend technology (electronics, software) and acoustic instruments (including bass, drums, banjo, guitar) to create unique constructs that are ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: A Dream I Used To Remember

Read "A Dream I Used To Remember" reviewed by Troy Collins

With each succeeding album more impressive than the last, the chamber-pop duo Opsvik & Jennings have released their finest record to date with A Dream I Used To Remember. The third release from Norwegian bassist Eivind Opsvik and Oklahoma-born guitarist Aaron Jennings follows Floyel Files (NCM East, 2005) and Commuter Anthems (Rune Grammofon, 2007). Although their ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by Seamus Seoighe

Eivind Opsvik and Aaron Jennings describe Commuter Anthems as such: “If you've ever wondered what it would sound like if a bassist/tunesmith from Norway teamed up with a guitarist/software enthusiast from Oklahoma to make music--well, this is it. Not so much a spectacle of international diversity, Commuter Anthems delivers itself more as a cohesive blend of ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by John Kelman

In an unusual move, Norway's Rune Grammofon label has released an album recorded in New York City. But while multi-instrumentalist/sound manipulator Aaron Jennings hails from the American Midwest, there is a Scandinavian connection. Residing in New York for nearly a decade, and establishing himself as a flexible bassist with artists including saxophonist David Binney and pianist ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by Troy Collins

Commuter Anthems is the sophomore follow up to Floyel Files (NCM East, 2005), the debut recording of the duo of Norwegian-born bassist Eivind Opsvik and guitarist Aaron Jennings, originally hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While their previous effort was promising enough, it sometimes drifted a little too close to becoming pleasant aural wallpaper. This release shows remarkable ...