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Nils Petter Molvær: Switch

Read "Switch" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

A tre anni dal precedente Baboon Moon, ecco ripresentarsi il cinquantatreenne trombettista norvegese con uno dei suoi album certamente più interessanti e riusciti. L'avvio sembra ripercorrere in verità stilemi già ampiamente noti, di una fascinosa staticità, ma fin dal secondo brano, “The Kit," qualcosa muta. La ritmica si fa più viva, pulsante, a squadernare un ventaglio ...

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Nils Petter Molvær: Switch

Read "Switch" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

From his first major recording date almost thirty years ago, Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær has been a unique innovator with a seemingly insatiable appetite for testing new waters. Beginning with Masquarelo's seminal ECM Records debut, Bande à Part (1985), Molvær joined with the already established bassist Arild Andersen and his long-time collaborator, drummer Jon Christensen. ...

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Nils Petter Molvaer: Switch

Read "Switch" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes when forced into change, the best thing to do is toss what came before and shoot for something completely different. With Stian Westerhus leaving trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær's trio after three years of extensive touring and the sole, spectacular document Baboon Moon (Sula, 2011), Molvær's career--defined, since emerging in the mid-'80s with the acclaimed group ...