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Anders Thorén

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Anders Thorén works as a freelance drummer, producer and composer, and is currently based in Oslo, Norway. His main focus lies on freelance drumming; recording sessions and live gigs, but he is also teaches privately in Oslo, and internationally via Skype. His drumming style is broad, but with a focus on jazz and groove based music. "Anders Thorén is a fresh voice in music, whose drumming represents a new take on the fine-tuned esthetic of Nordic jazz, that swings and honors the "ECM sound" that has become such a vital part of today´s improvised music. I recommend that you listen to him." - Peter Erskine "To play with Anders Thorén is great fun! He is a very warm and open person, which is reflected in his playing

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Article: Interview

Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music

Read "Jacob Young: On ECM, founding a label and finding the "drama" in the music" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


There's a lot to be said about musical excellence in versatility when it comes to guitarist Jacob Young. The Norwegian fret-acrobat came to international prominence in the early 2000s, when ECM's Manfred Eicher detected his remarkable chops and subsequently recorded and released Young's debut Evening Falls (2004) for the prestigious German label. Two more sessions followed ...

Album

The Trip

Label: Amp Music & Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Respire; Morena; Macanudo Man; Captain Kirk; Winter; The Old Piano And The Sea; McCoy; Spira.

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Article: Album Review

Gagliardi/Albrigtsen/Thornton/Thorén: The Trip

Read "The Trip" reviewed by Don Phipps


Those who like a cup of coffee or tea on a chilly morning will appreciate the warmth provided by the album, The Trip. There is a great deal of happiness in this music, and it bubbles and percolates like a champagne toast on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The performing quartet, comprised of saxophonist Gianni Gagliardi, ...

Article: Album Review

Nordic Circles: Under the Clouds

Read "Under the Clouds" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo l'esordio nel 2015 con Winter Rainbow l'ensemble scandinavo Nordic Circles cambia quasi completamente i componenti (resta il batterista Anders Thorén) confermando i tratti stilistici di fondo: un jazz raffinato che privilegia cantabilità melodica e raffinatezza timbrica. L'ingresso della cantante Siril Malmedal Hauge e la sostituzione della tromba con il sax tenore di Magnus Bakken sono ...


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