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Trondheim Jazzfest 2018

Read "Trondheim Jazzfest 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Olafshallen, Dokhuset and other venues Trondheim Jazzfest Trondheim, Norway May 8-12, 2018 Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, is the country's main center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology. It holds a key place in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically. The ...

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Pappenheim: Bekkenjordet

Read "Bekkenjordet" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Pianist Oscar Grönberg and drummer Tor Haugerud are Scandinavian improvisers who have in recent years both been active in the remarkably fertile jazz scene in Trondheim, Norway. There they have collaborated with folks like Paal Nilssen- Love, Kim Myhr, and Eldbjørg Raknes, as well as being active in groups like Friends and Neighbors (Grönberg) and the ...

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Eldbjorg Raknes: OPEN

Read "OPEN" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian vocal artist Eldbjørg Raknes has created a sonic universe of her own. On every new release of her's, the solo album OPEN is already her 25th, she explores new and deeper sounds, nuances and colors. On the new album she focuses on the relation of the music and its raw, primal sounds and voices to ...

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VCDC: Insult

Read "Insult" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of the Norwegian-American free improvisation quartet VCDC (following the self-titled album, Hispid, 2011) features the quartet as a highly inventive and playful unit. Clarinetist Frode Gjerstad, one of the forefathers of the Norwegian free jazz and free improvisation scene; cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, who in the last years collaborate regularly with Scandinavian musicians as ...

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Sidsel Endresen @ 60: Oslo, Norway, November 8-9, 2012

Read "Sidsel Endresen @ 60: Oslo, Norway, November 8-9, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Sidsel Endresen @ 60: A Special Birthday CelebrationNasjonal Jazzscene VictoriaOslo, NorwayNovember 8-9, 2012Turning 60 can mean different things to different people: for some, it's a time to think about slowing down, and for others, it's a time to kick into higher gear. In the case of jazz and improvising musicians, age ...

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Eldbjørg Raknes: Sense

Read "Sense" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Trondheim, Norway-based Eldbjørg Raknes never ceases to explore and expand her art. In this solo album, the 23rd in her discography, the innovative vocal artist explores the dense interplay between vocal utterance in its most basic forms, free-form texts and intuitive improvisation that culminates in an organic and highly personal manner of composition. ...


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