Post Tagged with: "Norway"

Anders Aarum – ‘Shakin’ Our Souls’ (2018)

Anders Aarum – ‘Shakin’ Our Souls’ (2018)

Oslo’s Anders Aarum is a jazz pianist capable of tackling just about any style of jazz, from his membership in the New Orleans jazz troupe Funky Butt to the downtempo soul of Beady Belle to free jazz with

A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

‘MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice’ features a beautifully reworked version of A-ha’s breakout hit “Take on Me,” but there’s much more to recommend here.

Bjørn Solli – Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1 (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Watch out for Bjørn Solli’s ‘Aglow: The Lyngør Project Volume 1’ (out May 4, 2015), conceived on a small island in South Norway and birthed with a crackerjack band in NYC.

JÜ – JÜ Meets Møster (2014)

What happens when the Hungarian thrash-jazz trio JÜ meets the Norwegian sax firebrand Kjetil Møster? Fury, foreboding and fireworks.

Bill Champlin revisits lost 1980s Chicago track “Sweet Marie” with  TOBB

Bill Champlin revisits lost 1980s Chicago track “Sweet Marie” with TOBB

This leftover from the sessions for Chicago 17 has been reborn.

Ballister – Mi Casa Es En Fuego (2013)

Mi Casa Es En Fuego, which means, “my house is on fire” in Spanish, is an appropriate name to call a set of music that’s often aflame, and even in the quieter moments, the embers are still glowing, ready to re-ignite the house again.

Forgotten series: The Kwyet Kings – Cherrypie (1995)

[youtube] All good Kinks fans need not be told this band’s name is a play on the British group’s Kwyet Kinks EP, which was released in the fall of 1965. The Kwyet Kings were obviously dedicated followers of Kinks fashion

One Track Mind: Pixel, "Call Me" (2012)

Ornette Coleman used it, and so did Gerry Mulligan. And now, a quartet of Norwegians in their mid-20s is doing it, too. However Pixel, as this Nordic combo is called, isn’t making Harmolodics out of the non-chordal trumpet/sax/standup bass/drums configuration.

E Street Band's Little Steven appearing as a television mobster again — in Norway

Fans of Little Steven Van Zandt’s comedy-gold role as Silvio Dante in the HBO series “The Sopranos” have reason to rejoice. The guitarist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band is back on TV, starring in a new series called “Lilyhammer,” billed as a mob tale with a funny twist. Van Zandt portrays Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano, a mafia snitch inRead More

Terje Rypdal – Crime Scene (2010)

Terje Rypdal – Crime Scene (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron If you’re a big ECM Records fan like I am, then you’d probably even remember your first ECM record. For a lot of those types, this one is most likely their first ECM. For me, though, it was Terje’s Rypdal’s Waves, which I picked up just a few years after its 1978 release because I onceRead More