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Article: Liner Notes

Ola Kvernberg: Steamdome II The Hypogean

Read "Ola Kvernberg: Steamdome II The Hypogean" reviewed by Chris May

Violinist and multi-instrumentalist Ola Kvernberg was born into a line of Norwegian folk musicians which includes the distinguished fiddler and composer Peter Larrson Rypdal. Kvernberg cut his teeth playing in traditional bands led by his parents and began studying classical violin when he was nine. In his early twenties, after discovering jazz, he spent a few ...



Label: Oslo Session Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Wait; Wilderness; Trees of Siberia; Yellowstone; Psalm Recycled; Gaia; Flow; Spare.


Article: Live Review

Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2

Read "Trondheim Jazzfest 2019: Part 1-2" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Part 1 | Part 2Trondheim Jazzfest Trondheim, Norway May 9-10, 2019 Trondheim, Norway's third largest city and the country's center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology, holds a key position in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically. The sourceTrondheim started the ...


Article: Album Review

Snik: Metasediment Rock

Read "Metasediment Rock" reviewed by John Sharpe

The Clean Feed imprint continues to unearth new outfits from Scandinavia deserving wider appreciation. Among the latest is Snik, a predominantly Norwegian quartet which includes bassist Ole Morten Vågan, best known for his tenure in saxophonist Joshua Redman's Trio. Completing the line up are young trombonist Kristoffer Kompen, who contributes half a dozen of the eight ...


Article: Live Review

Nutshell 2015

Read "Nutshell 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Nutshell 2015 Bergen, Norway May 27-30, 2015 For a decade now, Nutshell has been an important engine in promoting Norwegian jazz talent abroad. This year, Nutshell's four-day program presented nine acts of quite diverse stripes to an audience of festival directors, radio programmers, booking agents and journalists from fifteen European countries.


Article: Album Review

Monoswezi: Monoswezi Yanga

Read "Monoswezi Yanga" reviewed by Rob Caldwell

A while back I picked up a copy of a 1971 Smithsonian album featuring the traditional mbira music of the Shona People of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). It's a valuable ethnomusicological recording, but unless one is from that culture, the appeal may be limited. The mbira, though, is a fascinating instrument and I longed to hear more ...


Article: Album Review

Andres Thor: Nordic Quartet

Read "Nordic Quartet" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Even though it is a small country, Iceland has produced many interesting jazz musicians. Among them, pianists Sunna Gunnlaugs and Eythor Gunnarsson, saxophonist Óscar Gudjónsson and bassist Skúli Sverrisson. Add to this list guitarist Andrés Thor. As a musician, Thor has the distinctive lyrical beauty of many of his countrymen, but he is ...


Selected Recordings

Released: 2008
Track listing: 1.Aranburu (Nickelsen) - 06:18; 2. Irizar (Godal) - 03:44; 3. Isidro (Godal) - 03:15; 4. Rippol (Peloton) - 07:47; 5. Leon (Godal) - 05:28; 6. Galindo (Vågan) - 04:46; 7. Nozal (Strømme) - 06:02; 8. Munoz (Godal) - 04:33; 9. Olano (Godal) - 06:07; 10. Zanoli (Godal, Nickelsen, Strømme) - 04:43; 11.Beloki (Godal) - 05:58.


Article: Album Review

Peloton: Selected Recordings

Read "Selected Recordings" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il giovane quintetto scandinavo, ha un nome di grande impatto (“peloton” in finlandese significa “senza paura”), ed è costituito da due danesi (Karl Strømme, Hallvard M. Godal), due norvegesi (Petter Vågan, Steinar Nickelsen) e uno svedese di nascita e norvegese di adozione (Erik Nylander). Tutti e cinque molto bravi, ma a colpire è la naturalezza e ...


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