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Lama is Nils Martin Larsen. Nils Martin Larsen is Lama. A band that has evolved into its present form over the last 2 years. That is two years of intense song-writing and studiowork to figure out what the thoughts in Larsen's head sound like. And here it is! More powerful than ever, more pure than ever and music with roots all over the place! The last 7 months have gone towards perfecting the live-portion of Larsen's beautiful Lama-land.

Live , Lama is an explosion. Six people on stage, and enough instruments to make the most eager musician blush. Lama is six people playing their hands, throats and feet till they swell up.

Nils Martin Larsen is a unique talent that up to now primarily has been famous for playing the keys in electronica jazz collective Jaga Jazzist, into which he was inducted at the age of eighteen

ARTICLE: RADIO

20 Years of One Man’s Jazz

Read "20 Years of One Man’s Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This show marks the 20th anniversary of One Man's Jazz which began its radio journey on May 1, 1999 at CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg, eventually shifting to extraterrestrial Taint Radio in 2012. Rather than just play something from my favourite recording list for each of those twenty years (that was too easy), I decided to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

SSS-Q: Songs From My Backyard

Read "Songs From My Backyard" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Portuguese, Porto-based trumpeter Susana Santos Silva emerged in recent years as one of the most original and articulate voices in the European avant-jazz and non-idiomatic music due to her part in the chamber Lama Trio, that already released two albums ( and Lamaçal, 2011 and 2013, Clean Feed) and her duo with Swedish double bassist Torbjörn ...

Lamacal

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Overture For A Wandering Fish; Lamaçal; Moby Dick; Cachalote; Pair Of Dice; Anémona; Manta.

Lamacal

Read "Lamacal" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Lama is a young Portuguese/Canadian trio with a firm foothold in both Rotterdam and Porto. Lama is trumpeter Susana Santos Silva, double bassist Gonçalo Almeida and drummer Greg Smith. Lamaçal, Lama's second album on Clean Feed, was recorded live during the Portalegre Jazz Fest in 2012, and features well known clarinetist/saxophonist Chris Speed as a guest. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lama: Oneiros

Read "Oneiros" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Galeotta fu Rotterdam. O meglio il dipartimento di jazz del locale Conservatorio. Goncalo Almeida, contrabbassista, e Susana Santos Silva, trombettista, entrambi portoghesi, incontrano il batterista canadese Greg Smith e gettano le basi di quello che sarebbe poi diventato il trio denominato Lama. Un incontro fortuito per dar vita ad un trio speciale. Talmente speciale da apparire ...

Oneiros

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2011

Guidebook to Lamaland

Label: Spoon Train Audio
Released: 2009
Track listing: Keep Smiling; Innocent Bystander; Man: Machine; Untitled; All the Time; Fisk; Machine: Man; Disruptive; Fighting Your Shadow (Live); Karins Waltz.

Look What You Made Us Do

Label: Spoon Train Audio
Released: 2009
Track listing: Beginning; Wakeup Call; The You'll See; Streets; Now Will You Remember Me?; Shadow; Came Through Stone to Get Here; Tell Me; Fighting; Visions of Trains; Ending.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lama: Look What You Made Us Do

Read "Look What You Made Us Do" reviewed by John Kelman

Its performance rattled more than a few cages at Punkt 2008, in Kristiansand, Norway. Still, Lama's debut, Guidebook to Lamaland (Spoon Train Audio, 2008), was really a solo album hiding beneath a group name, with the exception of one cathartic live track that featured the full group. Lama's sophomore disc, Look What You Made Us Do, ...


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