i am so proud to finally release my triple live record "Live in Europe" on both physical format and on all digital platforms.
The beautiful vinyl box edition comes with a beautifully gatefold cover including cd´s as well, and lots of nice pictures and liner notes from Peter Margasak.
The vinyl box is fashionably late this time, but you can pre-order it from me or my great label Clean-Feed Records in Lisbon, Portugal.
Shipping for free to the 50 first customers:)
Releasetour for my new band starlite motel.
Record out soon on clean feed records.
Jamie Saft-organ, keys
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten-bass
28th 20:00 Nasjonal Jazzscene- Oslo (NO) -Starlite Motel //
29th 20:00 Skiensjazzdraget/Nylyd-Skien (NO) - Starlite Motel //
30th 23:00 Finsejazz-Finse (NO) -Starlite Motel //
01st 21:00 PØKK-Trondheim (NO) -Starlite Motel //
André Roligheten saxophones / Petter Eldh double bass / Gard Nilssen drums
1. When pigs fly (Roligheten) / 2. Roundtrip (Nilssen) / 3. Adam ́s Ale (Roligheten)
4. Salad days (Roligheten) / 5. Mojo (Nilssen) / 6. The Resistance (Eldh) / 7. Turtlehead (Roligheten) 8. Life, somewhere before the exit signs (Nilssen, Roligheten, Eldh)
Recorded June 14th 2014 by Marcus Bror Forsgren, in Engfeldt/Forsgren studio, Oslo, Norway
Bow To Each Other is a new Norwegian-Canadian indie pop duo.
Their debut album “The Urge Drum” is produced by none other than Susanne Sundfør and the first taste from the album, the single Darkness, was immediately playlisted on Norwegian state-owned radio station NRK P3. The album has now gotten fantastic reviews in Norway, so be sure to check it out.
Double album in extra thick gatefold sleeve. Includes full mp3 download.
alog my card is 7
the low frequency in stereo aux club
ultralyd salinity and brine
espen eriksen trio ambitions
in the country slow down
bushman´s revenge barbara
hilde marie kjersem that day in the shower
stian westerhus discipline of undiscipline
maja ratkje breathe
jenny hval golden locks
puma 3 a.m. moth
deathprod mysterium magnum
To celebrate 150 releases we have put together a selection of tracks showing where we are now, some label mainstays, personal favourites, hidden treasures and to round it off; a beautiful exclusive from Arve Henriksen. No expenses have been spared to make this a sublime and highly desirable collection: 4 x 10 inch records - a format loved by collectors - different coloured vinyl for each record, a big two sided poster and a long, unedited and frank interview with label founder Rune Kristoffersen and house designer Kim Hiorthøy by UK music writer Rob Young.
Maciej Obara – alto saxophone
Dominik Wania – piano
Ole Morten Vagan – double bass
Gard Nilsen – drums
Obara International is, without question, the most distinct ensemble in the improvised music scene in Poland nowadays. It was enough for Maciek & his team to play together for only 16 months to reach the level of empathic communication and develop their own peculiar style and sound.
Mathias Eick: trumpet, vibraphone, electric guitar, double-bass; Tore Brunborg: tenor saxophone; Andreas Ulvo: piano; Morten Qvenild: keyboards; Audun Erlien: electric bass; Torstein Lofthus: drums; Gard Nilssen: drums; Sidsel Walstad: harp
CD 6025 274 3228 (1)
Release: (NO) February 2011 / (others) March 2011
LP 180g 6025 276 3107 (3)
The band Scent of Soil is fronted by vocalist Kirsti Huke and saxophonist Tore Brunborg. On this, their first album, they make use of material from a critically acclaimed commissioned work they wrote together for the Vossa Jazz Festival in 2010. The nine powerful and visually rich songs they present here are all related to nature, each in its own way.
Most of the lyrics were written by Huke, while the texts for two of the songs come from two of America’s most prominent poets: Robert Frost wrote “Breeze” and Emily Dickinson was the author of “Necklaces”.
Team Hegdal "Vol 2" kommer ett år etter første plata, som fikk mye skryt. Besetningen på denne plata er utvidet med de to gjestene Mattias Ståhl (fra Sverige) og Ola Kvernberg. Sammensetningen er original, med to sax/klarinett, diverse feler, vibrafon, kontrabass og trommer.Ensemblesoundet gir dette albumet en særegen karakter. Alt innspilt live i studio.
Eirik Hegdal (C melody-/sopranino-/baritone saxophone/clarinet)
André Roligheten (tenor-/soprano saxophone/bass clarinet)
Rune Nergaard (double bass)
Gard Nilssen (drums)
with special guests:
Team Hegdal // Vol. 1
Et firkløver av fremdragende musikere. Hver for seg bl.a. kjent fra band som Albatrosh, Puma, Lord Kelvin, Trondheim Jazzorkester, Zanussi Five, Bushmans Revenge, Humvee, Mathias Eick...Musikken er i hovedsak skrevet av Eirik Hegdal. Referanser til bl.a. Ornette Colemans- og Olivier Messiaens musikalske univers. Originalt og kreativt! Eirik Hegdal - saxofoner/klarinett, André Roligheten- saxofoner/bass klarinett, Rune Nergaard - kontrabass, Gard Nilssen - trommer
Zanussi 13 - Live
Øyvin Brække - Trombone
Eirik Hegdal - BAritone Sax, Clarinet
Klaus Holm - Alto/Baritone Sax, Clarinet
Mikko Innanen - Alto Sax
Per Oddvar Johansen - Drums
Martin Kuchen - Alto Sax
Jonas Kullhammar - Tenor Sax
Jørgen Mathisen - Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Kjetil Møster - Tenor Sax, Clarinet and Percussion
Gard Nilssen - Drums
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm - Alto Sax
Stian Westerhus - Guitar
Per Zanussi - Bass
Per Zanussi - Piano, Double Bass
Rolf-Erik Nyström - Alto saxophone
Jorgen Mathisen - Tenor saxophone, Clarinet
Eirik Hegdal - Baritone saxophone, Clarinet
Gard Nilssen - Drums
01. Body and Zeuhl
03. The Afreet
04. Hidden People
07. Ghost Dance
08. Aimless Day
09. Id Machine
Title: The Silicone Veil
Label: Sonnet Sound
The third studio album, released on 26th March. Where The Brothel was seen to gravitate towards a dark, cold and closed musical expression, The Silicone Veil contains melodies that hint of warmth and fullness, bound in multifaceted and complex soundscapes. Thematically, The Silicone Veil centres on the blurred boundaries between one state of being and another, between life and death, between people, and between us and the earth. As Sundfør summarises it: “Apocalypse, death, love and snow”.
Title: The Brothel
Label: EMI Norway
It’s All Gone Tomorrow
Knight of Noir
As I Walked Out One Evening
Lord Kelvin is Erik Johannesen on trombone, Eirik Hegdal on saxophones and Gard Nilssen on drums. All three musicians compose music to the band, and the sound varies from freejazz to rock, to classical chamber music. The bass-less crew leaves a lot of freedom, but also challenges the composers. This leads to a lot of cheeky and unusual solutions and also opens the door to new and exciting music.
"Lord Kelvin" is a band consisting of two hornplayers and one drummer.
Their debut record, Dances in the Smoke, contains 14 songs with free-rock, jazz, chambermusic and free-improvisation. They have shared the composing democratically between themselves.
The bassless trio gives a lot of freedom, but also some challenges regarding composing the music. This results in some unusual solutions in the arrangements, and a whole lot of great new and sometimes strange music.
The band’s music is clearly inspired by the American avantgarde jazz of the 60s and 70s, with giants like Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn looming in the shadows.
At the same time there is something unmistakably Nordic and contemporary about the way Resection sounds, giving associations to people like Magnus Broo and Kenny Wheeler.
The young quartet offers dynamic musicality and an effortless musical dialogue in a string-of-pearls of original songs, all written by Thomas Johansson, obviously an unusual compositional talent.
The rocking synth trio Astro Sonic have focused on a broad sonic spectrum on their debut album "Come Closer and I"ll Tell You".
The music on the group"s first album is fearless, and most of the tunes are improvised. It evokes associations with experimental ambient, krautrock, synth impro and Bo Hansson"s instrumental music of the sixties. The atmosphere of the music moves effortlessly between the upper stratosphere and abandoned mines deep within mountain caves, from viscous planes of sound to explosive rhythmic drive.
Puma is Øystein Moen (synthesizers and electronics), Stian Westerhus (guitar and electronics) and Gard Nilssen (drums). Recorded and mixed by Jørgen Træen.”Half Nelson Courtship” is the third album and the first on Rune Grammofon from this young trio who musically started out as the younger cousins of Supersilent. The new album shows a group with a stronger identity, clearer focus, more mature and fully developed musical ideas and directions.
Bolage is proud to present our fourth release:
Puma Discotheque Bitpunching. Since the release of their debut album Isolationism last year, the band has been touring extensively. Playing live has payed off. As a second album, Discotheque Bitpunching is everything you could wish for: it’s sharper and more to the point than their debut, yet richer in colour and texture.
Stian Westerhus - guitars
Øystein Moen - keyboard
Gard Nilsen - drums
Puma’s music is fearless and dynamic with a strong melodic instinct. Their live performances are spectacular displays of creative beauty, full of energy and musical sincerity. Puma is improvised music, with a fresh, new sound. Puma won the prestigious JazzIntro award in 2006 as the most promising young
Fresh exhilarating power-jazz shot through with rock & blues attitude from this young Norwegian trio
There's some manic uninhibited guitar with more than a touch of Hendrix And James Blood Ulmer; there's plenty of free improvisation there's distortion feedback wah-wah and explosive drumming - but every now and then they tone things right down and play in a light swinging style. Either way very few cowboys have ever played like this ! It's more how Albert Ayler might have sounded if he'd played electric guitar.
The second album from this young and powerful trio led by Shining guitarist Even Helte Hermansen shows a group aiming to combine the jazz/improv background of the rhythm section with the rock/metal background of the guitarist to create their own expressive music inspired just as much by Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix as by Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler. Musically this allbum has an untamed and youthful energy to it and the production is quite heavy, dark and dirty, not unlike what you might hear on certain metal or stoner albums.
This young and extremely eminent trio continue to mix the energy of rock with the freedom of jazz in the most exciting and exhilirating ways. UK magazine Jazzwise called their previous album ”insanely good” and likened them to Jeff Beck being backed by Elvin Jones. ”Jitterbug” is even better, the trio having matured through a number of live dates. It´s possible to find several references in their music, but quite difficult to name other groups that they actually sound like. In our catalogue they are probably closest to Scorch Trio and Elephant9.
This is the companion to the Bonanza album, recorded during the same sessions in Athletic Sound. Here they cover some of their personal favourites, fully showing the diversity of artists that is so typical for the listening habits of young Norwegian musicians not subscribing to specific genres. Meaning you will find Back Sabbath and Pixies side by side with Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. And with ”Bushman Rock” they also cover themselves. This song was left off the ”Jitterbug” album but they recorded a vastly improved version for this new album.
It´s no secret that we have a soft spot for this fabulous group and would wish nothing less than world domination for them. With one leg in heavy rock and one in jazz, what they do seems to be almost a lost art when it comes to making records. Basically meaning great musicians playing together in a proper recording studio, interacting and playing off each other. The tracks are mostly first or second takes, there is no editing and just a couple of overdubs on the whole album.
Recorded during a show at the Storyville jazz club in Molde in May 2012, this could very well be their finest recorded effort during their ten years as a band.
Bringing new meaning to the concept of loose but tight, they blend the freedom of jazz with the energy of rock in the most convincing ways as they race through numbers from all their previous four Rune Grammofon albums, taking no prisoners along the ride. On top of everything it´s also really well recorded and mixed, with a great punchy sound.
Formed in 2003, the Oslo based trio are upfront about their love for the progressive rock of Cream and Jimi Hendrix, the galactic jazz of Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, Sonny Sharrock and Alice Coltrane, plus the raw power of Black Sabbath and The Pixies. «Thou Shalt Boogie!» is their sixth album on Rune Grammofon and has a velvety, warm sound that was captured at Athletic Sound in Halden, Norway, a legendary old school studio with a 30-year history.
Gard Nilssen "Drumming Music"
"Drumming Music" consists of 28 minutes improvised music for drums, percussion, gongs and vibraphone, and is the soloproject of the Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen.
The music is acoustic, dynamic, energetic and melodic and is inspired by Sven Åke Johansson, John Zorn, Steve Reich, Christian Wallumrød, Supersilent, Gavin Bryars and David Lynch.