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Lars Horntveth

Lars is a Norwegian composer, musician and producer based in both Oslo, Norway and Los Angeles.


Article: Live Review

Moldejazz 2019

Read "Moldejazz 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Moldejazz Molde, Norway July 15-20, 2019 In the last few years, the Moldejazz festival's artists-in-residence have kept their appearances down to a manageable human count, with two or three concert manifestations apiece from Pat Metheny, Vijay Iyer and Maria Schneider. For the 2019 edition, that position was awarded to Norwegian ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist

Read "Take Five with Lars Horntveth of Jaga Jazzist" reviewed by Lars Horntveth

About Jaga Jazzist If Jaga has any rules, there's really just one: every album must sound like nothing that preceded it. With Starfire, the group that has confounded categorization from inception has delivered yet another album unlike any they've ever done before. Yet, at the end of the day--despite touchstones ranging from Gil Evans ...


'94 - '14

Label: Ninja Tune
Released: 2014
Track listing: LP1 ( A Livingroom Hush): Side A: Animal Chin; Going Down; Press Play; Airborne; Real Racecards Have Doors; Low Battery. Side B: Midget; Made for Radio; Lithuania; Cinematic. LP2 (Reworks Pt. 1): Side C: Bananfluer Overalt ( Clark Remix); Music! Dance! Drama! (Big Black Delta Remix). Side D: Kitty Wu (Machinedrum Remix); Toccata (Teebs Remix). LP3 (Reworks Pt. 2): Side E: Rose Heiress (Miguel Atwood-Ferguson); Oslo Skyline (Moiré Remix). Side F: Toccata (Illum Sphere Remix); Toccata (Invader Ace Remix).


Article: Live Review

Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

2014 Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014 Ljubljana, Slovenia July 2-5, 2014 Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 55th edition this year. The event is usually organized by Cankarjev House--Cankarjev Dom, in Slovenian--a prestigious, state-run ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Jaga Jazzist: Live with Britten Sinfonia

Read "Jaga Jazzist: Live with Britten Sinfonia" reviewed by John Kelman

Norway's Jaga Jazzist has always been difficult to pigeonhole. Despite the word “jazz" in the nonet's moniker, its principle writer, multi-instrumentalist Lars Horntveth, has cited everyone from Steve Reich, Rick Wakeman, Dungen and Spirit to Fela Kuti, King Crimson, MGMT and Air as influences on the group's last studio record, One-Armed Bandit (Ninja Tune, 2010). Horntveth ...


Article: Interview

Thomas Stronen: The Tin Drum

Read "Thomas Stronen: The Tin Drum" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

One of Norway's most prolific drummers, sampling percussionists and composers, Thomas Strønen is the co-founder of Food, along with British saxophonist Iain Ballamy. The group--which, since 2005, has whittled down from an original quartet that also featured Norwegians Arve Henriksen on trumpet and Mats Eilertsen on bass--released its most recent record, Quiet Inlet, in 2010 (its ...


Article: Live Review

Montreal Jazz Festival 2011

Read "Montreal Jazz Festival 2011" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4- 6 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montreal, Canada June 25- July 4, 2011After a hiatus in 2010, in order to take a three-week Norwegian road trip, it's great to get back to the festival that the Guinness Book of Records calls “The biggest ...


Article: Profile

Jaga Jazzist: Maximalistic

Read "Jaga Jazzist: Maximalistic" reviewed by Angela Shawn-Chi Lu

A Norwegian nonet that rocks 35 instruments onstage and smashes Afrobeat, prog, film music, cheesy fanfares and Steve Reich arpeggios together against a backdrop of gigantic slot machine fruit? The odds of that happening are “No friggin way!" But as it turns out, one such nonet does exist. What's even more shocking is that Jaga Jazzist ...



Label: Smalltown Supersound
Released: 2009
Track listing: Kaleidoscopic.


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