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Mixtape: 15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Over two hours of music to savor the breadth of today's Norwegian jazz and improv scene while reading 15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need to Know About. That's 23 tracks showcasing the creativity of the most promising Norwegian players deserving wider recognition beyond their home country.

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ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Audioguide: Phenomenal Women To Watch

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Welcome to Audioguide, a new monthly DJ set created for All About Jazz. Gathering new music from across Europe, the USA and sometimes further afield, I'll bring you a different window on jazz each month. There will always be a theme to guide the selections (although it is never intended to be a “best of' collection) ...

15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Double your Norwegian jazz pleasure: listen to our companion Norwegian jazz mixtape while reading this article.

Far too many people talk about the Norwegian scene as being “interesting because it's so exotic." Those who think so, have in mind its “Nordic Tone," that distinctive mood which evokes snow, mountains and icy fjords. This kind ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punkt Festival 2016

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 3-5, 2016

Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances 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: BEST OF / YEAR END

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2015

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The year 2015 was truly an exciting one for jazz as it saw many superb releases. If I had, however, the proverbial gun to the head to just choose just one it would be Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls (ACT, 2015). Nevertheless, the cream of the crop of the year is listed below in five triads. The ...

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

Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg: Mette Henriette

Read "Mette Henriette" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In her debut recording with the large Norwegian ensemble Torg on Kost/Elak/Gnäll (Jazzland Recordings, 2015), the playing of saxophonist Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg may well have been lost in the pack. That Bugge Wesseltoft produced album was an unrestrained mashup of genres, styles and techniques in an octet that didn't easily lend itself to individual performance ...