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Losen Records' Winning Formula?

Read "Losen Records' Winning Formula?" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

No formula at all. The only thing that remains constant from release to release on Norwegian label Losen Records is the fact, that no album will sound anything like the last. Home to young talents, such as the Icelandic pianist Ingi Bjarni Skúlason or the Russian saxophone virtuoso Masha Art, as well as old hands along ...

A Piece of the Apple

Label: Losen Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: A Piece of the Apple; Malala; The Three Musketeers; Not While I'm Around; That's All; Cold Duck Time; My Shining Hour; Invitation; The Lone Ranger.

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Frode Kjekstad: A Piece of the Apple

Read "A Piece of the Apple" reviewed by Geno Thackara

There's no telling just when or why a certain place will sink its hooks into you. However active Frode Kjekstad remains in his native Norway, he's clearly left his heart in jny: New York City. The bustling personality of the metropolis can be felt all over his bop-and-blues compositions and fleet fretwork. With a classy full-bodied ...

The Italian Job

Label: Curling Legs
Released: 2013
Track listing: Split Second; Majority; The Stringbearer; Giu La Testa; Freedom Theme; Jack-Pot; Waltz for E.P.; Blues for Alice in Wonderland; Pino; Liersangen; Teeth for Tooth.

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Frode Kjekstad: The Italian Job

Read "The Italian Job" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The sound of a Hammond organ has the knack of automatically resetting your watch to 1960-something, just as wah-wah guitar unfailingly conjures the 1970s and the dreaded synthesizer, the 1980s. And whilst Norwegian guitarist Frode Kjekstad's organ trio unequivocally revives the spirit of organists Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith on The Italian Job, his trio--with organist ...

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Frode Kjekstad Italian Job Trio: London, UK, November 19, 2012

Read "Frode Kjekstad Italian Job Trio: London, UK, November 19, 2012" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Frode Kjekstad Italian Job TrioRonnie Scott's Jazz ClubSoho, London, EnglandNovember 19, 2012The London Jazz Festival may have ended for another year the day before, after 10 exhilarating days, but jazz never rests at 47 Frith Street Soho, home to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Monday night was business as usual, as it ...

New York Time

Label: Curling Legs
Released: 2005
Track listing: The Way You Look Tonight; Sugar; Autumn in New York; Prospect Park S.W.; Secret Love; Brooklyn Bound; Laura; Road Song; Over Easy. (51:22)

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Frode Kjekstad: New York Time

Read "New York Time" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Guitarist Frode Kjekstad is a Norwegian who makes himself at home in the Big Apple on this splendid album with New York companions Dr. Lonnie Smith, Byron Landham, and special guest Eric Alexander. To me, there are few musical alliances more pleasing than a guitar/organ/drums trio that sounds terrific and swings like a metronome, as this ...


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