The Norwegian jazz scene has it all: cutting edge-contemporary, orchestral and vocal jazz, jazz rock…and a growing audience, jostling and responding to the music while getting younger and younger. It has a background in folk music, with original instruments and sounds, traditions carried forward and transformed by the people of today. It has a classical music heritage with prominent composers who have left a deep mark. All of this has pushed the nation’s music… ANNE YVEN
[August the 19th, 2022 new release on Hubro: Kim Myhr – Sympathetic Magic]
release date: 19.08.2022 on Hubro Records
Sympathetic Magic is an ecstatic, delirious, and deeply touching piece of music; a towering new work in Kim Myhr’s increasingly substantial output as an artist and composer.
[ February the 18th, 2022 release on Jazzland: Johan Lindvall Trio – This is not about you ]
release date: 18.02.2022 via Jazzland Recordings
With THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU, the Johan Lindvall Trio continues its work within the jazz tradition. The dream continues. What does it really mean to dream of jazz? Yes, it may be a bit about nostalgia or about finding a kind of personal doorway into a tradition. Because even though the concept can be questioned, jazz exists, lives and develops. The trio’s first album NO CITY, NO TREE, NO LAKE (2019) received rave reviews and was mentioned in Dagsavisen by Espen Løkeland as: “(…) a smacker of an album. One of the best so far this year. ”