Sunday, June 3, 2012

I have been busy, attending two festivals

Steinar Raknes (The Core) solo concert. Playing and singing from his new album "Stillhouse".

Splashgirl (Andreas Løwe (p), Andreas Knudsrød (dr) og Jo Berger Myhre (b)) playing from their Hubro release "Pressure".

Friends and Neighbors (André Roligheten(sax, bass clar), Thomas Johansson (tp), Oscar Grönberg (p), Jon Rune Strøm (b), Tollef Østvang (dr)). Album: "No Beat Policy". Music video: "Motorvägen"!

Arve Henriksen "Tidssoner for trompet og treverk". Folk jazz with super band and fantastic lights/video. Arve Henriksen (tp, voc), Nils Økland (viol, Hardanger fiddle), Gjermund Larsen (viol, Hardanger fiddle), Audun Kleive (dr), Svante Henryson (cello), Mats Eilertsen (b), Tord Knudsen (video) and Geir Østensjø (sound). I believe this project is recorded, at least I hope so.

Phil Minton´s Feral Choir was a part of Maja Ratkje´s curated series "Voices that matter" (already mentioned here several times, but still!).

The Bad Plus (Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass) and David King (dr)) played "Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky in the Korskirken church. Amazing!

This post partly to brag about all the concerts I get to see, partly because I hope you will check out some of the artists too.

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