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Espen Berg: Acres of Blue

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Acres of Blue is the second volume of solo piano albums by Norwegian pianist Espen Berg, an organic extension of the most beautiful, Noctilucent (Atterklang, 2012). This time Berg chose to present a mixture of original compositions, improvised pieces, and arrangements of pieces that reference the breadth of his musical vocabulary and his formative influences--romantic compositions ...

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Norwegian Sound Poems: Kristoffer Lo and Bjorn Thevik

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These two debut solo albums of innovative Norwegian musicians--Kristoffer Lo and Bjørn Thevik feature long and nuanced sound poems, created with minimal means.

Kristoffer Lo

Anomie

Gigafon

2013

Tuba player Lo, a member of the art-rock trio PELbO and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, is using only his tuba, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Espen Berg: Noctilucent

Read "Noctilucent" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

It is rare to encounter an artist whose debut already radiates such sheer beauty, but pianist/composer Espen Berg--who has collaborated with fellow Norwegians such as saxophonist Marius Neset and the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra--explains, in his liner notes, that he began to plan and experiment with his solo playing eight years ago. Over the years he has ...

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Andreas Ulvo + Slagr: Softspeaker

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The music of Norwegian pianist Andreas Ulvo--a member of the Eple Trio and Karl Seglem's acoustic quartet--commutes naturally between the worlds of modern jazz, contemporary classical music, Norwegian folk music and even pop songs. All these musical universes are melted organically to his collaboration with Norwegian contemporary folk music ensemble Slagr.

The aptly ...

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Hakon Thelin: Light

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The five compositions on Light define the musical language of Norwegian double bass master Håkon Thelin, known as a member of the new music trio Poing. Thelin calls his language “folk music for the double bass," following his mentor, the late Italian double bass master Stefano Scodanibbio, to whom this recording is dedicated.

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