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Espen Berg Trio: Bølge

Read "Bølge" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

The highest wave ever measured by a fixed installation hit a Norwegian gas transporter in the North Sea. The wave was marked at 25.6 metres high. Award-winning pianist Espen Berg would probably approve such statistics, having named his trio's second album Bølge--the Norwegian name for wave. Berg is also keen to point out the many levels ...

Andreas Loven e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Andreas Loven e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Andreas Loven: Come compositore, aspiro a creare delle melodie forti. E penso che la musica sia una chiara estensione della mia vita e dei due paesi in cui ho vissuto (Sud Africa e Norvegia). “Il calore e i ritmi polverosi dell'Africa, filtrati attraverso il freddo e ...

Hildegunn Øiseth: Time Is Coming

Read "Time Is Coming" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Norwegian trumpeter/composer Hildegunn Oiseth has been a full time professional player since age 24, beginning with the Bohuslän Big Band. She has been featured in several projects with the Trondheim Jazzorkester, and can be heard hosting national radio shows. In addition to trumpet and flugelhorn she has been fascinated with more ancient instruments, including the “bukkehorn" ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossa Jazz 2016

Read "Vossa Jazz 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vossa Jazz
Various venues
jny:Voss, Norway
March 18-20, 2016

Perched high on the mountain side, the weather-beaten wooden farm houses of the Voss folk museum command a truly impressive view of the town below, ringed by snow-capped mountains, interlocking valleys and ice-covered fjords that stretch to the four points ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marius Neset/Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Lion

Read "Lion" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Lion is a good name for Marius Neset's first recording with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, for like a great cat, the Norwegian orchestra purrs and prowls, roars and pounces. Regardless of tempo--whether cruising or charging--there's majesty in the collective voice. Commissioned for the Molde Jazz Festival in 2012, the momentum from that performance took Neset and ...

Lion

Read "Lion" reviewed by John Kelman

Despite having yet to make a breakthrough in North America, in the space of less than five years Marius Neset has gone from virtual unknown to one of Europe's hottest properties, gigging with his quartet all around the continent, including an incendiary showcase at the 2012 Jazzahead! trade show in Germany and an even more searing ...

Espen Berg: Acres of Blue

Read "Acres of Blue" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

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 ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012

Read "Eyal Hareuveni's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

A list of some of the new releases that enriched life in 2012. In no particular order...

Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet

Walk, Love, Sleep

Smalltown Superjazz

A long time ago I lost count of how many albums I have by Peter Brötzmann. Or how many I still want ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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 ...