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Per Zanussi


Born in 1977, Per Zanussi grew up in Stavanger, Norway with an Italian father and Norwegian mother. He started playing various instruments at five but picked up the bass at 13 playing in rock bands. After discovering jazz he quickly switched to double bass. In 1996, while still a student in Trondheim he founded the electronic project Wibutee together with Håkon Kornstad and Wetle Holte.This outfit recorded 3 albums with Zanussi and toured most of the world in the following years. In 2001 he founded his longest lasting project to date, Zanussi 5, playing Zanussi's compositions in an acoustic format


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Trespass Trio featuring Susana Santos Silva: Live In Oslo

Read "Live In Oslo" reviewed by John Sharpe

Although Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen is the toast of festival-goers across Europe for the variously sized Angles ensembles he fronts, which revel in sometimes exuberant, sometimes heart-rending riff-fuelled anthems, he also pursues somewhat more somber strands of expression. One involves the sort of adventurous sonic explorations heard on Animal Quotes (Relative Pitch, 2022). But ...


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Trespass Trio featuring Susana Santos Silva: Live in Oslo

Read "Live in Oslo" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Adding Portuguese trumpeter Susana Santos Silva to Swedish saxophonist Martin Küchen's Trespass Trio for the 2018 Blowout Festival in Oslo, Norway was “a no-brainer." The inclusion of her trumpet, which features in ensembles led by Mats Gustafsson, Fred Frith, and Torbjörn Zetterberg, to name but a few, requires little or no thought. It is as if ...


Live In Oslo

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: A Desert On Fire, A Forest; The Spirit Of Pitesti; A Different Koko; Sounds & Ruins; In Tears.


Live in Oslo

Label: Clean Feed Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: A Desert on Fire, a Forest; The Spirit of Pitesti; A Different Koko; Sounds & Ruins; In Tears.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Antti Lötjönen, Trevor Watts, & Adam Pieronczyk

Read "Antti Lötjönen, Trevor Watts, & Adam Pieronczyk" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Last episode's theme of interesting bass playing continues into this show with a pair from France (Hubert Dupont & Olivier Lété, Per Zanussi from Norway, Andrew Schiller, and Finland's Antti Lötjönen, but there's plenty of saxophone action from the likes England's Alex Ward & Trevor Watts, Rick Countryman with Interstellar Nao Trio from Mexico, Ivo Perelman, ...


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Zack Lober, Orbit, Chris Potter & Family Band

Read "Zack Lober, Orbit, Chris Potter & Family Band" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This one's kind of all over the place: pure free jazz from the German trio of saxophonist Frank Paul Schubert, guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi & drummer Klaus Kugel, hard nosed music from Chris Potter, English quartet, Family Band, trio music from France's Orbit and the Aussie avant-garde trio The Necks' latest, a further voyage into ZZAJ: Jazz ...


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Igor Lumpert, Jane Ira Bloom, Per Zanussi & Brandon Ross

Read "Igor Lumpert, Jane Ira Bloom, Per Zanussi & Brandon Ross" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The road through this edition of OMJ wends through some heavier territory with new recordings by Igor Lumpert's Innertextures, Norwegian bassist Per Zanussi with the Vestnorsk Jazz Ensemble, the Brandon Ross Pendulum, violin and electronics from J.A. Deane & Jason Kao Hwang, Satoko Fujii, Ivo Perelman, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago among others. Soprano saxophonist ...


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Martin Küchen, Agustí Fernandez, Zlatko Kaučič: The Steps That Resonate

Read "The Steps That Resonate" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's test the laws of thermodynamics with free improvisation music. The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. This law is sublimely displayed during the live performance by Martin Küchen, Agustí Fernandez, and Zlatko Kaučič at the BCMF ...



Label: Oslo Session Recordings
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Wait; Wilderness; Trees of Siberia; Yellowstone; Psalm Recycled; Gaia; Flow; Spare.


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