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Martin Myhre Olsen

"This year's NTNU - AMBASSADØR is a saxophonist and composer from Leirsund, Akershus. He graduated from Jazzlinja NTNU in 2013 with an apprenticeship in composition in the same place. Together with the Megalodon Collective, he was a Gamesman nominee in 2015 and was named "Young Jazz Musician of the Year" in 2016. The candidate has been on Norway Tour with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Come Shine, who has played on Chick Corea's birthday party at Blue Note in New York. In addition, he is a rookie fresh winner of the year's Spellemannspris in jazz with the band Hegge. Since 2014 he has been the artistic director of MUST (Midtnorsk Ungdomsstorband) and has released the albums "Midtnorsk Ungdomsstorband & Young Voices", plays the music of Martin Myhre Olsen (2016) and "New Beginnings" (2017)

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Article: Album Review

Wako: Wako

Read "Wako" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Bands will often self-title their debut album, as a kind of calling card to the world at large. But doing so on a fourth album implies a serious coming of age statement: this is really who we are. That is certainly the case here. Its third album, Urolige sinn (Øra Fonogram, 2018), was a blend of ...

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Wako

Label: Ora Fonogram
Released: 2019
Track listing: For Those We Love; Wako Amok; Stjerneskipet; Brain Drain; Hele verden er en boble; Le tapis volant; Trakterer du musikk?; Dagdrømmeren; Grown-up Life; Everything Comes To an End; When Staring Into Light, We Think; Skumringsbeltet; Savage Detective.

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Any Day Now

Label: Øra Fonogram
Released: 2018
Track listing: Any Day Now Part I.; Why?; Don't You; Take Me (Tøyen Blues); In Your Arms; aNd Part I. (If I Were A Panther); aNd Part II. (Philming); Carry Me; (Out) Of This...; Lonely Place; Any Day Now Part II.

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Urolige Sinn

Label: Øra Fonogram
Released: 2018
Track listing: Jernvilje; Skavlet Føre; Skumring Og Det Som Hører Til; Den Endeløse Planen; Du Gråter Aldri; Elisabeths Vise; Revelje; Snart Blir Jeg Far; En Liten Halvtime Senere; Skogens Uklare Omriss; Svovelpredikant; De Som Viste Oss Rundt; Langt, Langt Der Nede.

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Article: Album Review

MMO-Ensemble: Any Day Now

Read "Any Day Now" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


MMO-Ensemble is the realization of Norwegian saxophonist/composer Martin Myhre Olsen's vision of a new 21st Century large improvising ensemble. The twelve-piece group (the largest version of the ensemble to date) includes horns, strings, a vocalist, and of course a rhythm section. The Ensemble's third project, Any Day Now is based upon texts by James Baldwin, Emily ...

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Article: Live Review

Trondheim Jazzfest 2018

Read "Trondheim Jazzfest 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Olafshallen, Dokhuset and other venues Trondheim Jazzfest Trondheim, Norway May 8-12, 2018 Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, is the country's main center of intelligence in science, engineering and technology. It holds a key place in Norwegian history and identity in general, and in jazz/music specifically. The ...


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