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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by Seamus Seoighe

Eivind Opsvik and Aaron Jennings describe Commuter Anthems as such: “If you've ever wondered what it would sound like if a bassist/tunesmith from Norway teamed up with a guitarist/software enthusiast from Oklahoma to make music--well, this is it. Not so much a spectacle of international diversity, Commuter Anthems delivers itself more as a cohesive blend of ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by John Kelman

In an unusual move, Norway's Rune Grammofon label has released an album recorded in New York City. But while multi-instrumentalist/sound manipulator Aaron Jennings hails from the American Midwest, there is a Scandinavian connection. Residing in New York for nearly a decade, and establishing himself as a flexible bassist with artists including saxophonist David Binney and pianist ...

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Opsvik & Jennings: Commuter Anthems

Read "Commuter Anthems" reviewed by Troy Collins

Commuter Anthems is the sophomore follow up to Floyel Files (NCM East, 2005), the debut recording of the duo of Norwegian-born bassist Eivind Opsvik and guitarist Aaron Jennings, originally hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While their previous effort was promising enough, it sometimes drifted a little too close to becoming pleasant aural wallpaper. This release shows remarkable ...