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Andre Roligheten


André Roligheten (b.1985) from Skien in Norway is a highly sought-after musician on the European jazz scene, best known for contributing his creative saxophone playing in Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity and Supersonic Orchestra or with Friends & NeighborsTeam HegdalAlbatroshTrondheim Jazz Orchestra, and Susanne Sundfør.



Label: Clean Feed
Released: 2024
Track listing: Cecil; Circles; Ghost March; Son; Charles; Hymn Infinitum; Latin Phonetics.


Article: Album Review

Friends & Neighbors: Circles

Read "Circles" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's talk about Bird. Bird, not as in the sobriquet given to Charlie Parker but the actions of a bird, such as a parrot. Many a musician mechanically repeats the music of their musical heroes. For example, after Parker, we hear Phil Woods and Sonny Stitt recycling bebop. The Miles Davis' quintet of the 1960s begat ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jonas Kullhammar, Alistair Payne and Rich Halley Trio

Read "Jonas Kullhammar, Alistair Payne and Rich Halley Trio" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode has a definite tilt to artists from Northern Europe with music from several different countries. Sweden's Moserobie Music catalog is featured in several tracks, particularly label founder and multi-reedist Jonas Kullhammar, while from the neighbouring Norway you'll hear music by saxophonist Andre Roligheten, bassist Dan Peter Sundland and the Bliss Quintet. Bassist Meinrad Kneer ...


Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden of Jazzy Delights 2023" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

If it is true that, like The Police once put it, “when the world is going down you make the best of what's still around," then throughout 2023 jazz fans were better off than most other social groups. In a year in which everyday news brought ever more inconceivable disappointments, jazz musicians, labels, festivals and venues ...



Label: We Jazz Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Space Dance Experiment; Spending Time With Ludde; Letter to Alfred; Boogie Stop Tøffel; The Healing Force Of the Trojan Horse; Supersonic; Dolphin Disco; SP68.



Label: Odin Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Sonny River; Ariel’s Song; Whale Waltz; Lagoon Mist; Pyramid Dance; Moon Shade; Twini Bliss; Live Sover.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

André Roligheten, Angelica Sanchez, Ron Horton, Bright Magus & More

Read "André Roligheten, Angelica Sanchez, Ron Horton, Bright Magus & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This episode features music inspired by Miles Davis, Andrew Hill and Buddy Emmons, but also by the Amazon Forest and the rivers of the Brazilian North-East.Happy Listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Bright Magus “Long Legs" Jungle Corner (Irma) 0:16 Host talks 5:20 André Roligheten ...


Article: Album Review

Andre Roligheten: Marbles

Read "Marbles" reviewed by Chris May

Tenor saxophonist André Roligheten is best known outside his native Norway, and wider Scandinavia, as a member of drummer Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity and as a composer/arranger in the berserker big band, Supersonic Orchestra. Nilssen returns the favour on Marbles, one of Roligheten's infrequent own-name releases. The album has grown out of a ...


Article: Album Review

Gard Nilssen's Supersonic Orchestra: Family

Read "Family" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Why can't all music be supersonic? That does not mean supersonic as in a speed exceeding that of sound, but sound that is sonically superlative. Drummer, composer, and bandleader Gard Nilssen's music is seemingly always sonically superb. His 17-piece Supersonic Orchestra was captured in 2022 at the Mondriaan Jazz Festival in Den Haag, Netherlands, for Family, ...


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