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
release date: 26.08.2022 on Hubro Records
Recorded between August 2020 and April 2021 Nova, is Apneseth’s fith album till date and it brings us even deeper into his sublime and intimate music vocabulary. It differs in this regard from 2020’s Fragmentarium, the six musicians consort, which included Erlend’s regular trio members and close collaborators. Here we are left alone, face to face and soul to soul with his solo voce only.
release date: 29.04.2022 on Hubro Records
Moskus are the young Norwegian improvising trio [whose] approach is low key and concentrated. Lauvdall concentrates on single notes and the players slip in and out of time with each other with remarkable empathy THE WIRE
fresh, quirky and free, yet tautly coherent * * * * THE GUARDIAN
combines a little groove with a lot of serious sentience * * * * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
There’s a deliberate, and thought-provoking, naivety to the trio’s approach. * * * JAZZWISE
Moskus conveys their perspective of the world with vivid improvisation in a genre-free universe.
release date: 25.02.2022 on Hubro
Hubro records release Nils Økland’s Glødetrådar LP on February 25th 2022.
”Glødetrådar”, the commissioned work for Vossajazz 2016, is a sort of ”back to his roots” for Nils Økland. The area of Voss has been an important part of his musical development, in the 80´s as a student and later as the musical leader at Ole Bull Akademiet (1989-95).
release date: 18.02.2022 on Hubro
Hárr*, alternates between traditional tunes from Norway, free improvisational music, American minimalism, and extensive use of musique concrète as a prominent element in the compositions, with sounds from reindeers, birds, insects and reindeer herders from Hardangervidda integrated into the music. Recording brings the feeling of nature in to the music and indicates an equality of all the creatures who are inhabiting the planet Earth.
release date: 08.10.2021
GEIR SUNDSTØL augments his soundworld with vintage electronics and new collaborators.
Arve Henriksen and Sølvguttene boys choir join the Yamaha CS-20, Optigon, Logan String Melody, and regular compadres David Wallumrød (Minimoog / Prophet 5 / Arp Pro Soloist / Hohner Clavinet / Juno 6), Mats Eilertsen (acoustic bass/organ), Jo Berger Myhre (bass) and Erland Dahlen (drums / Schulmerich handbells / water phone / electric insects…)
release date: 27.08.2021 via HUBRO
Morten Qvenild and Gard Nilssen, previously know as the duo “sPacemonKey”, have returned as the duo SKRIM; the magical musical interaction they have refined for over 10 years, just as present. This time they are extended with guests Ståle Storløkken and Stian Westerhus – a constellation that formed under Gard Nilssen’s residency at Moldejazz 2019. These four improvising musical wanderers went in the studio, or out for a walk if you will. They walked on crooked paths into a wild musical landscape that you are guaranteed to have never heard before.
release date: 5.05.2020 via Hubro
Limited edition LP – 500 pcs only
The new album by the partnership of guitarist Jo David Meyer Lysne (born 1994) and double bassist Mats Eilertsen (born 1975) is a remarkable document that functions simultaneously as both a calm and meditative series of chill-out soundscapes, and as a rigorously poetic evocation of mood and place that one might expect to hear more readily in an art gallery installation. While sharing some similarities with their 2018’s debut duo recording Meander, it also takes things further and appear to drift more into the abstract space, from previous, more melodic aspects. Listen to find out.
release date: 08.04.2020 via Hubro
Here we have got a special times today we are living in, not just locally but worldwide, what doesn’t happen so often these days. Not only the whole world population is suffering isolation due to Corona Virus COVID 19 disease, but all of us are cut off of a social life, family meetings, closeness in general and a permanent separation from the cultural life . Obviously, as it affects all people life it does affect some more than the others. As we already addressed that sharing multiple events that artists worldwide made to happen as well as labels’ actions for music & art sale to support the