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: 24.09.2021 via Rune Grammofon
“.…juggernaut drums broken up by staccato Hammond and followed by every shade of jazz and prog underpinned by monster bass ” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ HI FI CHOICE
” The intense mix of guitar, sax, electronics and rums moves effortlessly from spiky, wild pummeling to stealthy and hypnotic ” ★ ★ ★ ★ MOJO
” Q forms a suite of grandly anthem motifs, storm import, clamoring drum tattoos and celestially suspended sax notes ” ★ ★ ★ ★ Editors Choice, JAZZWISE
As David Fricke pointed out in his liner notes to “Q”, the previous album from this expanded edition of Krokofant, this is not just another novelty guest-project. In fact, all the involved were so happy after finishing “Q” that a follow-up was decided upon straight away. So here it is, with four new tunes from guitarist and leader Tom Hasslan, each clocking in between eight and twelve minutes.