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Ida Rønshaugen: Storm

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Scandinavia is home to one of the most inventive and forward-thinking jazz scenes. Performers such as Ida Rønshaugen certainly stay true to the reputation of the Nordic countries with a modern and insightful approach to jazz.

A veteran of the Norwegian jazz scene, Rønshaugen has roots in the Big Band Fossajazz, where she was the lead saxophonist at the age of 14. Her debut album, The Blue and Wise Cats, was released to critical praise in 2013. Her growth as an artist continues to inspire awe. On her recent release, Storm, Rønshaugen is particularly fond of layering unique sounds together. Her dazzling saxophone lines aren't only about melodic phrasings, but also about textures and atmospherics. Rønshaugen blends in the freedom of jazz with the blanket of drones that are often associated with loop-based music.

Rønshaugen uses her voice and her saxophone in order to build stunning cascades of melodies and sustained notes that harmonize beautifully. She then performs stunning and inspired solo improvisation on the sax, utilizing her gorgeously orchestrated background layers as a backing track for her soloist work.

This is invigorating, cutting-edge jazz. Don't be surprised if Rønshaugen creates a Storm with her fiery artistry.

Track Listing: A Dream of Spring; Morning Rise; Old Pine; Storm; The Sick Son´s Mother; Cathedral; Finding Maps; Vence, Oh Vence!

Personnel: Ida Rønshaugen: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, kalimba, percussion, vocals; Katrine Schiøtt: cello.

Title: Storm | Year Released: 2017 | Record Label: Hiamira Records


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