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Excess Luggage: Hand Luggage Only

Read "Hand Luggage Only" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Given this Norwegian trio's two keyboards-plus-drums instrumentation, there may be the expectation of something avant-garde, or perhaps something reminiscent of '70s-era prog rock. However, on Hand Luggage Only, Excess Luggage's core values are firmly oriented towards aggressive, swinging modern jazz. This is clear from the CD's first track, the bobbing, weaving “Annoying You." The title may ...

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Sidiki Camara Band: Tolerance

Read "Tolerance" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Sometimes music blossoms in the strangest places. For instance, who would have thought that a superior example of Malian funk could be created in Norway? Nevertheless, this is the case with Malian vocalist and master percussionist Sidiki Camara, whose band consists of some of the best jazz musicians on the Norwegian scene.

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Peloton: Selected Recordings

Read "Selected Recordings" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There's a common perception of Norwegian jazz that links it to the Nordic sound: a cool, melancholic aesthetic propagated by the likes of Jan Garbarek, Helge Lien and Tord Gustavsen. The Rune Grammofon label has, however, brought a new strain into Norwegian jazz that has made it possible to disturb the image of icy mountain music ...