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Mette Henriette

Mette Henriette's self titled ECM double-album debut of young Norwegian saxophonist, composer and improviser Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg is an arrestingly original musical statement. ‘Jazz’ players and ‘classical’ players are drawn together in her ensembles, but the music shapes its own world, outside genre definitions. Mette Henriette is interlacing form and freedom in fresh ways here, as her intense and focused tenor saxophone sound moves inside compositions of sometimes disarming fragility. In this music, vulnerability can be as potent a force as full-tilt blowing, but there is a place for both

Article: Album Review

Per Oddvar Johansen: The Quiet Cormorant

Read "The Quiet Cormorant" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Collaboratore di alcuni dei più importanti musicisti scandinavi—da Trygve Seim a Christian Wallumrød fino alla giovane Mette Henriette—il batterista norvegese Per Oddvar Johansen è qui alla guida di un trio completato dai connazionali Helge Lien al pianoforte e Torben Snekkestad alle ance, che in due brani si allarga a quartetto con l'ingresso della chitarra di Hedvig ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mixtape: 15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Mixtape: 15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Luca Vitali


Over two hours of music to savor the breadth of today's Norwegian jazz and improv scene while reading 15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need to Know About. That's 23 tracks showcasing the creativity of the most promising Norwegian players deserving wider recognition beyond their home country. Happy Listening! Playlist

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "15 Emerging Norwegian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Luca Vitali


Double your Norwegian jazz pleasure: listen to our companion Norwegian jazz mixtape while reading this article. Far too many people talk about the Norwegian scene as being “interesting because it's so exotic." Those who think so, have in mind its “Nordic Tone," that distinctive mood which evokes snow, mountains and icy fjords. This kind ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Phenomenal Women To Watch

Read "Phenomenal Women To Watch" reviewed by Emily Jones


Welcome to Audioguide, a new monthly DJ set created for All About Jazz. Gathering new music from across Europe, the USA and sometimes further afield, I'll bring you a different window on jazz each month. There will always be a theme to guide the selections (although it is never intended to be a “best of' collection) ...

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Mette Henriette

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2016
Track listing:
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So; .oOo.; The Taboo; All Ears; But Careful; Beneath You; Once; We Were To; 3-4-5; Hi Dive; A Void; The Lost One; In Circles; I Do; O.
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Passé; Pearl Rafter; Veils Ever After; Unfold; Wildheart; Strangers by Midday; Late à la carte; So It Is; ?; True; This Will Pass Too; But We Did; I; Breathe; Off the Beat; Wind on Rocks; Bare Blacker Rum; & The Silver Fox; Behold; Better Unheard [Yet to Be Hold].

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Article: Live Review

Punkt Festival 2016

Read "Punkt Festival 2016" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Punkt Festival Kristiansand, Norway September, 3-5, 2016 Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances and ...

Article: Album Review

Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette

Read "Mette Henriette" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg, classe 1990, nata a Trondheim, nel centro della Norvegia, ma di origini sami, improvvisatrice, compositrice, sax tenore, cresciuta artisticamente in modo precoce e “selvaggio," cioè con una formazione musicale plurale e disorganica: tali i cenni biografici dell'autrice di questo doppio CD, da molti salutato come sorpresa dell'anno e annuncio di una nuova ...

Album

Mette Henriette

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Disc 1: So; .oOo.; The Taboo; All Ears; But Careful; Beneath You; Once; We Were To; 3-4-5; Hi Dive; A Void; The Lost One; In Circles; I Do; O. Disc 2: Passé; Pearl Rafter; Veils Ever After; Unfold; Wildheart; Strangers By Midday; Late à la carte; So It Is; ?; True; This Will Pass Too; But We Did; I; Breathe; Off The Beat; Wind On Rocks; Bare Blacker Rum; & The Silver Fox; Behold; Better Unheard [Yet To Be Hold].

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Article: Year in Review

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2015

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2015" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The year 2015 was truly an exciting one for jazz as it saw many superb releases. If I had, however, the proverbial gun to the head to just choose just one it would be Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls (ACT, 2015). Nevertheless, the cream of the crop of the year is listed below in five triads. The ...


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