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A critically acclaimed saxophonist, Ole Mathisen is an active performer on the New York and the international jazz scene. In addition, he steadily works as a studio musician, composer, arranger, and producer. Over the years he has been involved with classical, jazz, electronic, ethnic, and experimental music, and he draws heavily on his wealth of musical experience when composing. He is currently a member of the Jazz Studies Faculty at Columbia University. Ole has worked on more than 80 albums, composed several film and TV scores, and has performed and/ or recorded with: Paula Cole, Louie Vega, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Hiram Bullock, William Kennedy, Tom Coster, Mark Egan, Steve Smith, Mino Cinelu, Peter Erskine, Eddie Gomez, Badal Roy, Rufus Reid, Ron Carter, Grady Tate, Claudio Roditi, Will Lee, LaVerne Baker, Abraham Laboriel, Randy Brecker, Kenwood Dennard, Gil Goldstein, Lew Soloff, Tiger Okoshi, Michael Gibbs, Harvie Swartz, Jon Christensen, Gary Husband, Cyro Batista, Bill Bruford, Kenny Barron, Bob Moses, Jeff Berlin, Hilton Ruiz, Adam Nussbaum, Raphael, Frankie Valli, Mamak Khadem, Keiko Lee, and Dream Theater. He is the leader of CHINESE HOROSCOPE, and a member of NYNDK, SYOTOS, Afromantra, and Mamak Khadem Ensemble. Ole recieved his Bachelor Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating summa cum laude in 1988


Amir ElSaffar and the Two Rivers Ensemble: Crisis

Read "Crisis" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

On his third album with the Two Rivers ensemble, Crisis trumpeter and composer Amir ElSaffar continues to explore the Arabic Maqam modal system. He uses this melodic type in a context with strong American influences and particularly jazz sensibilities. The result is not merely a superficial, kitschy fusion but true marriage of two improvisational traditions.


Chris Washburne & The SYOTOS Band: Low Ridin'

Read "Low Ridin'" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Originals, Latin classics, and the occasional standard appear on this outfit's five previous albums, all of which were released on the Jazzheads imprint. But a new day has dawned with Low Ridin', as venerable trombonist Chris Washburne and his smoking Latin ensemble arrive at a new label--Zoho Roots--and take a new tack, delivering a program of ...


Dimensional States For Orchestra: The Microtonal Music Of Sten Hostfalt At Shapeshifter Lab on June 19

Dimensional States For Orchestra: The Microtonal Music Of Sten Hostfalt At Shapeshifter Lab  on June 19

After the successful March 13 2014 debut concert performance of composer/guitarist Sten Hostfalts large microtonal ensemble Dimensional States (a 15-piece featuring 2 dancers) at ShapeShifter Lab Brooklyn NY, follows the second (11-piece) June 19 2014 incarnation of the unique orchestra exclusively performing Sten Hostfalt compositions. Constance Cooper - voice Robyn Siwula - viola


Label: Losen Records
Released: 2013


FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR - OCT 4 - RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART Featuring World Premiere Compositions FFEAR with Ole Mathisen & Chris Washburne Oct. 4 - Rubin Museum of Art Time: 7:00pm Price: $18 advance / $20 day of Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th St. New York, NY


Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds

Read "Losen Records: New Norwegian Sounds" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Mention the phrase “the Norwegian sound" and many listeners will get an image in their head. An image of a natural, deep echoing sound influenced by the mountains and hills of the Norwegian landscape. Such an image is, of course, a cliché, but to some critics it has stuck and distorted the rich fertility of the ...


Ole Mathisen/Chris Washburne's FFEAR @ Smalls Jazz Club NYC June 30, 2012 - 7:30PM

Ole Mathisen/Chris Washburne's FFEAR @ Smalls Jazz Club NYC June 30, 2012 - 7:30PM

FFEAR CD launch party for new Jazzheads Records release 'Mirage.' Ole Mathisen/Chris Washburne's FFEAR @ Smalls Jazz Club NYC June 30, 2012 - 7:30PM Tony Moreno/Ole Mathisen/Chris Washburne/Per Mathisen Ole Mathisen has established himself as someone with a unique voice both as an instrumentalist and as a composer. He has worked on close to 100 CD releases, composed several ...


FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) to Release New Recording "Mirage" on Jazzheads Records.

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) to Release New Recording "Mirage" on Jazzheads Records.

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research) is an adventurous improvising quartet co-led by long-time collaborators Ole Mathisen and Chris Washburne.  FFEAR's prime objective is to research and explore new sonic possibilities by adopting contemporary classical compositional techniques into an improvisational setting. Conventional uses of meter, tonality, and harmony are replaced with multiple meters, microtonality, and open templates ...


Amir ElSaffar: At Two Rivers' Confluence

Read "Amir ElSaffar: At Two Rivers' Confluence" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

There was a point during Amir ElSaffar's study of Arabic music where he almost didn't come back to jazz. He had gone to Iraq to study maqam, the system of melodic modes in traditional Arabic music, in order to bring some of the concepts into jazz. However, the experience proved to be a deepening one for ...


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