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Shields

Label: Discus Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: North; South.

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The Geordie Approach: Shields

Read "Shields" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Two Norwegians and a Geordie—the nickname for someone from an area of North East England--excel at semi-structured and largely improvised acoustic-electric works, and celebrate their first album for this multi-dimensional UK-based record label that is unrestricted by any musical boundaries. Therefore, the trio straddles avant-garde, ambient-electronica, and other EFX-framed offshoots. However, they defy tradition because of ...

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Gunhild Seim: Story Water

Read "Story Water" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Story Water is the most ambitious achievement of Norwegian trumpeter Gunhild Seim. It is a musical fantasy inspired by texts about the universes of dreams and death, commissioned by the VossaJazz Festival and recorded live at the festival's opening day in March 2012. Seim expands her modern jazz-based musical language, as was documented ...

Didrik Ingvaldsen's Corners

Read "Didrik Ingvaldsen's Corners" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian trumpeter, composer and educator Didrik Ingvaldsen has studied at Julliard conservatory, honed his skills as in improviser at downtown New York clubs, educated students at Leeds College in England, Tanzania in Africa and at his home town, Stavanger in southern Norway. His main musical vehicle in recent years is the Pocket Corner quintet. This outfit ...


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