WE WON A NORWEGIAN GRAMMY FOR BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2015!!!!
Saxophonist/composer Eirik Hegdal has been one of the major forces of the new wave of exiting jazz musicians coming out of Norway for the past 15 years. He is well known for his many projects with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Among the projects is the jazz orchestra featuring the great saxophonist Joshua Redman, playing compositions by Hegdal.
Team Hegdal is Hegdal’s laboratory for smaller ensembles. On this third release from the quartet, the swedish piano comet, Oscar Grönberg, guests. This is great musicians, playing great compositions! The titles for «Vol 3» leaves a certain hint of inspiration from the American jazz pianist Thelonius Monk. «More Monk Measurements,” “State of Monk”, and a mix of Monk and the island community outside Trondheim/Norway in the song «Monkholmen”.
A Team of undisputed jazz trotters will guide you through nine customized compositions, released both on CD and LP.
Eirik Hegdal – alto- & baritone saxophones / clarinet
André Roligheten – tenor saxophone / bass clarinet
Oscar Grönberg – piano
Ole Morten Vågan – double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums
Team Hegdal’s «Vol 3» offers touching interaction and virtuoso individualism, from a bubbling tandem; Ole Morten Vågan (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums), two brothers in arms; André Roligheten and Eirik Hegdal (saxophones and clarinets), and a Swedish piano hero; Oscar Grönberg.
This is an apolitical public hearing. The musical confrontations and mergers on this album can also be experienced on stages around. Bring out your ears!
Team Hegdal «Vol 1» (Øra Fonogram/Musikkoperatørene)
Team Hegdal «Vol 2» (Øra Fonogram/Musikkoperatørene) (with guests: Ola Kvernberg & Mattias Ståhl)
Team Hegdal «Vol 3» (Particular Recordings/MusikkLosen) (with guest: Oscar Grönberg)
TEAM HEGDAL «Vol 3»
CD release April 07 2015 p!6CD
LP release June 02 2015