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Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016

Read "Nutshell e Nattjazz 2016" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Visitare Bergen in maggio è sempre un terno al lotto: il clima, spesso piovoso, condiziona l'umore, ma quando è il sole ad accoglierti, l'incanto è assicurato. È da qualche anno che mancavo da Bergen e non facevo visita all'USF (United Sardine Factory), antica fabbrica di sardine convertita in tempio della cultura di quella città, e come ...

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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 ...

Stein Urheim: Stein Urheim

Read "Stein Urheim: Stein Urheim" reviewed by John Kelman

Things are looking up for Bergen-based Stein Urheim, a musician who, on the basis of Stein Urheim--his second release on Hubro after the vinyl/download-only Kosmolodi (2012) and third as a leader following his 2009 debut, Three Sets of Music--seems interested in just about anything with strings...and a few without. Beyond his own career, which includes work ...

Building Instrument: Building Instrument

Read "Building Instrument" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Norwegian trio Building Instrument has taken its time to record its debut album. The Bergen-based trio--featuring vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mari Kvien Brunvoll, known for her duo with guitarist Stein Urheim, who previously produced two acclaimed albums, Daydream Community and Daydream Twin (both on Jazzland, 2011 and 2013) and her self-titled solo album (also on Jazzland, ...

Stein Urheim: Stein Urheim

Read "Stein Urheim" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian, Bergen-based guitarist Stein Urheim, known for his duo with vocalist Mari Kvien Brunvoll and his own drone band The Last Hurrah, released an impressive, limited edition album two years ago, Kosmolodi (Hubro Music, 2012), where he began to explore his breadth of musical vocabulary on guitars and other acoustic stringed instruments. Urheim melts organically exotic ...