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Content by tag "Per Zanussi"

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Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Troy Dostert's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Looking over the vast quantity of fine music released in 2017, it is reassuring to know that even in these troubled times, the spirit of creativity and endurance that jazz has always embodied continues to hold strong, especially as the music continually finds new forms of expression that move beyond stylistic boundaries. It was a particularly ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Trespass Trio: The Spirit Of Piteşti

Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" reviewed by John Sharpe

Swedish reedman Martin Küchen ploughs a rich variety of furrows, from explorative improvised summits to his rambunctious Angles aggregations, but one of the most enduring has been his Trespass Trio. On The Spirit Of Pitești, the fourth entry in the band's discography, he is joined by the same crew there since the inception, bassist Per Zanussi ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

Martin Küchen: The Spirit Of Piteşti

Read "The Spirit Of Piteşti" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Sometimes a scene in a movie or a book persists in the mind long after being viewed or read. Sometimes an aroma can conjure a feeling from the past. Memory is often connected to emotion in an unconscious manner. Substitute sound for scent and the passions can be equally strong. The Swedish/Norwegian trio of saxophonist Martin ...

Momentum: Momentum

Read "Momentum" reviewed by John Sharpe

Three Norwegian musicians unite as Momentum to explore the junction of minimalism and improv. Forming the sides of an equilateral triangle are reedman Jørgen Mathisen (who can be heard with bassist Per Zanussi's 5 and power trio Krokofant), bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen (part of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit) and drummer Andreas Wildhagen (heard to excellent ...

Eyolf Dale: Wolf Valley

Read "Wolf Valley" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Thirty one year old pianist Eyolf Dale is a leading figure in contemporary jazz in his home country of Norway and an Associate Professor of applied piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music department of jazz studies. The album's title, Wolf Valley, is actually a play on his name as in Norwegian, Eyolf means wolf and ...

Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette

Read "Mette Henriette" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg, classe 1990, nata a Trondheim, nel centro della Norvegia, ma di origini sami, improvvisatrice, compositrice, sax tenore, cresciuta artisticamente in modo precoce e “selvaggio," cioè con una formazione musicale plurale e disorganica: tali i cenni biografici dell'autrice di questo doppio CD, da molti salutato come sorpresa dell'anno e annuncio di una nuova ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette

Read "Mette Henriette" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Norwegian saxophonist Mette Henriette's (full name Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg) eponymous debut on ECM is a bold artistic statement. A mosaic of shimmering tonal hues, provocative ideas and sublime moods the music is spread out over two CDs. On each one Henriette is in the company of a different ensemble but the thematic unity is maintained ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keefe Jackson/Josh Berman/Jon Rune Strøm/Tollef Østvang: Southern Sun

Read "Southern Sun" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Americans have discovered Norwegian jazz artists through several sources. Manfred Eicher's ECM label has produced music by the now famous artists: Arild Andersen, Jan Garbarek, Tord Gustavsen, Terje Rypdal, Trygve Seim and Nils Petter Molvaer. Their success bled into the modern sounds of Bugge Wesseltoft, Per Zanussi, Håvard Wiik, and Hakon Kornstad. Perhaps the closest connection ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity: Firehouse

Read "Firehouse" reviewed by John Sharpe

With his new Acoustic Unity threesome Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen enters the saxophone trio stakes with an ebullient swagger. Since coming onto the scene in 2006, Nilssen has become an in-demand figure, featuring in outfits such as Cortex, bassists Arild Andersen's sextet and Per Zanussi's quintet. On Firehouse, the group carves out a distinctive identity manifest ...


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