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Bendik Hofseth

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Article: Six Picks

January 2022

Read "January 2022" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Bendik Hofseth Roots C+C records 2022 The second act in the Norwegian saxophonist's Forest tetralogy, Roots focuses around Bendik Hofseth's chamber-jazz qualities in the company of a string quartet plus guitarist Eivind Aarset and percussionist Per Oddvar Johansen, who both return for a second time out after 2020's Trunks. ...

Album

Trunks

Label: C+C Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Maple (for Per Oddvar); Bamboo (for Christer); Cambium (for Helge); Norway Spruce (For Mats); Heartwood (for Michael); Sapwood (for Evalill); Bark (for Eivind).

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 2

Read "Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway November 24-December 1, 2020 November 24 Silje Nergaard Silje Nergaard is one of the new breed of jazz singers who writes most of her material—rather than singing jazz standards and songs from the ...

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 1

Read "Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 1" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway November 6-17, 2020 With the physical 2020 festival cancelled, the Big Ears Festival has turned its attention to broadcasting filmed and live streamed concerts, under the moniker “Sites & Sounds From Big Ears." ...

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Article: Album Review

Bendik Hofseth: Trunks

Read "Trunks" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


The first from a run of four albums, collectively titled Forest, Norwegian saxophonist Bendik Hofseth's Trunks sets a cozy tone which pairs minimal interplay with echoing acoustics in a modern mainstream jazz light. His sidemen all belong to the Norwegian jazz elite, most of whom have been recording together for years, prominently so for ECM. Hofseth ...

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Article: Record Label Profile

Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds

Read "Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Mention the phrase “the Norwegian sound" and many listeners will get an image in their head. An image of a natural, deep echoing sound influenced by the mountains and hills of the Norwegian landscape. Such an image is, of course, a cliché, but to some critics it has stuck and distorted the rich fertility of the ...

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Article: Live Review

2012 Umea Jazz Festival: Umea, Sweden, October 24-28, 2012

Read "2012 Umea Jazz Festival: Umea, Sweden, October 24-28, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman


2012 Umeå Jazz FestivalUmeå, SwedenOctober 24-28, 2012Nestled about 20 kilometers from the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Sweden, connected by the Ume River, sits Umeå (pronounced: ooo-me-oh), a town of about 120,000 (including the surrounding region). Small it may be, but since 1968 it has hosted an annual jazz festival that ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Kjetil Husebø

Read "Take Five with Kjetil Husebø" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Kjetil Husebø:35 years-old, from Bergen, Norway, currently living in Oslo. Pianist, synth, electronics, live-sampling, programming. Main project: Optical Substance. Instrument(s):Piano, synth, laptop, samplers, electronics.Teachers and/or influences?Jan Garbarek, Bendik Hofseth, Nils Petter Molvaer, Biosphere, Jan Bang, Bugge Wesseltoft, Eivind Aarset.I knew I wanted to ...

Album

Smilets Historie

Label: Columbia
Released: 1999


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