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Mats Eilertsen: Rubicon

Read "Rubicon" reviewed by John Kelman

It's no news to learn that we're the confluence of our many experiences: life, love, music....everything that we are comes from where we've been, what we've done, what we've experienced. That said, it doesn't mean that we can't move in completely new directions or try something completely foreign to us. Still, it's almost impossible to do ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Former Zappa Keyboardist Tommy Mars Records Music For Modern Fairytale - Willie Nickerson's Egg

Former Zappa Keyboardist Tommy Mars Records Music For Modern Fairytale - Willie Nickerson's Egg

Norway—Former Frank Zappa keyboardist Tommy Mars, best known for his work on such Zappa classics as Sheik Yerbouti, Joe's Garage and Them or Us, has recorded music for a modern day fairytale—'Willie Nickerson's Egg.' Written by Norwegian guitarist Jon Larsen and released on Norway's Zonic Entertainment (a label that features exclusively dedicated Frank Zappa inspired music). Along with Tommy Mars, 'Willie Nickerson's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Polar Jazz: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, February 3-7, 2011

Read "Polar Jazz: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, February 3-7, 2011" reviewed by John Kelman

Polar Jazz / Arctic Mood
Longyearbyen,
Svalbard, Norway
February 3-7, 2011

Flying into Longyearbyen is a surreal experience. It's a two-day trip from North America--one day to get to Oslo, Norway, and the second to make the final trek above the Arctic Circle to the islands of Svalbard, about halfway between the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hot Club De Norvege: Django Music

Read "Django Music" reviewed by Warren Allen

Gypsy jazz is hip again, with Hot Clubs springing up from Detroit to Cowtown. So in a world full of Django Reinhardt idolizers, how does Oslo's Hot Club de Norvege stack up? Suffice it to say that Svein Aarbostad (bass), Jon Larsen (guitar) and Per Frydenlund (guitar)--who have been friends since childhood--have been working on this ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Jazz Guitarist Jon Larsen Receives the Norwegian Buddy Award 2007

Jazz Guitarist Jon Larsen Receives the Norwegian Buddy Award 2007

We are very happy to announce that guitar player and composer JON LARSEN today is awarded the BUDDY PRIZE 2007. This is the highest ranking prize in Norwegian music. Jon Larsen is famous for his records and world wide tours with the quartet Hot Club de Norvge since the 70-ies. His new CD - Strange News ...