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Froy Aagre

Saxophonist and composer Frøy Aagre is a rising Norwegian jazz star. Despite her young age she has developed a highly individual expression and her compositions are both imaginative and original. Reviewers have compared Aagre with saxophone legends such as Jan Garbarek, David Liebman and Wayne Shorter. Frøy Aagres recent album Countryside has received world-wide acclaim from critics and musicians alike. The album was rated as one of the top ten albums in 2007 by the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen. Born in Tønsberg, Norway, Frøy Aagre began playing saxophone at the age of twelve and later moved to England to study saxophone at Birmingham Conservatoire

Cycle of Silence

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: Steam Train; Long Distance; Words On An Envelope; Atoms; Lost Connection; Siberia; Slow Motion; View From Venus; Cycle of Silence; Neverending Journey.

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Froy Aagre: Cycle of Silence

Read "Cycle of Silence" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci sono diversi elementi che accomunano questo Cycle of Silence alle incisioni ECM. Innanzitutto la presenza di musicisti nordici, poi la predominanza di atmosfere rarefatte, con una particolate attenzione alla resa sonora, infine una grande cura dei dettagli nella fase di produzione per assicurare al mercato un prodotto dai sicuri standard qualitativi. Poi a far la ...

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Froy Aagre: Cycle of Silence

Read "Cycle of Silence" reviewed by John Kelman

For her first album on the internationally distributed ACT label, saxophonist Frøy Aagre continues along the path begun with her earlier releases on the Norwegian AIM label--Katalyze (2004) and Countryside (2006)--mining her own combination of melancholic Nordicism, Baroque classicism and American jazz tradition. As on Countryside, she expands her core piano/bass/drums quartet on six tracks, enhancing ...

Katalyze

Label: AIM Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Lee Valley; Slow Train; Norwegian Mountains; Frøyish; Beatitude; Thanks Heaven for a Tune in Eleven; Been There; One Day.

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Froy Aagre: Katalyze

Read "Katalyze" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Norway, the land of fjords, reindeer, and Vikings has presented us with an album of cerebral grace. Frøy Aagre Offbeat's debut album Katalyze is a beautifully recorded and musically diverse offering. Consisting of Aagre on saxophone, Andreas Ulvo Langnes on piano, Roger Williamsen on double bass, and Freddy Augdal on drums, the band plays with an ...


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