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Pianist Anja Lauvdal, bass player Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson and drummer Hans Hulbækmo are all in their early twenties, and have been part of the creative milieu in the Jazz Department of the Trondheim Conservatory of Music. In 2011 Moskus was the first jazz band to win Grappa Record Company’s annual “Debut Artist Award” which resulted in their debut album ”Salmesykkel” released on the highly acclaimed record company Hubro.

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Article: Album Review

Mats Eilertsen: Hymn For Hope

Read "Hymn For Hope" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Norwegian bassist & composer Mats Eilertsen has done his best to stay active during the pandemic. His previous solo album Solitude Central (Hemli, 2021) was drawn from his captivating improvised performance during the 2020 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival. Hymn For Hope is a quartet album, with Eilertsen's compositions augmented by a few brief collective improvisations. He ...

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Article: Album Review

Maridalen: Maridalen

Read "Maridalen" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The use of sacred spaces has long been a feature of jazz recordings. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd made their classic Jazz Samba (Verve, 1962) album at All Souls Church, Washington DC, whilst a converted Greek Orthodox site played home to Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue (Columbia, 1959). Among similar stories, the Norwegian act Moskus recorded ...

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Article: Album Review

Dinosaur: To The Earth

Read "To The Earth" reviewed by Ian Patterson


One of the flag bearers of contemporary British jazz, Dinosaur's rise to more international renown accelerated with its signing to Edition Records, and the subsequent release of Together, As One (2016) and Wondertrail. (2018). Formerly known as the Laura Jurd Quartet, the band had already been going since 2010, releasing one album, Landing Ground (Chaos Collective, ...

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Article: Album Review

Moskus: Mirakler

Read "Mirakler" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


Not every picture paints a thousand words, but some are more symbolic than others. Take the cover of Moskus's new album, which depicts a hip young hiker facing a two-horned beast in the wilderness. But is the animal real, a mere figment, or even an applied image? And what of that rock pile between them, painted ...

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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: Album Review

Hanna Paulsberg Concept: Eastern Smiles

Read "Eastern Smiles" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Hanna Paulsberg's tenor saxophone voice is increasingly in demand for a wide variety of projects, from the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra to collaborations with Ellen Andrea Wang, Jon Balke, Andreas Ulvo, Erland Dahlen and veteran Knut Rissnaes. Yet her standing as a composer and leader of one of Norway's most outstanding young quartets has been firmly established ...

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Article: Live Review

12 Points 2015

Read "12 Points 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson


12 Points 2015 Project Arts Centrejny: Dublin, IrelandApril 15-18, 2015 In an international calendar absolutely bulging with jazz festivals, 12 Points--conceived in Dublin by Improvised Music Company in 2007--stands out as one of the more original. It's not just the diversity and quality of the music that sets Twelve Points apart, ...

Album

Mestertyven

Label: Hubro Music
Released: 2014
Track listing: Fjesing; Tandem med Sankt Peter; Yttersvingen; Jag är ett ägg; Rullings; Lille Trille; Fuglene var i ertehumør; Glasblåsern; Leverpostei med brie; Tradisjonskvelern; Gammel-Erik.


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