Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nils Økland Band

The band: Nils Økland Band

The album: Kjølvatn (ECM 2015)

The musicians:
Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddle, violin, viola d´amore)
Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (alto and baritone saxophones)
Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium)
Mats Eilertsen (double bass)
Håkon Mørch Stene (perc, vibraphone)

The music:
Either folk or jazz with some contemporary spices? Or perhaps not? A Norwegian reviewer called it folk for jazz lovers.
It´s very, very beautiful and melancholic, but it will still make you happy.
A must listen.

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