Geir Lysne

Aurora Borealis - Nordic Lights - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9406-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94062 9
  • German Release: 01/05/2002
  • Genre: Bigband, Norwegian Jazz
CD € 17,50

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"Breath-taking", the "biggest surprise" of the five-day festival, "a discovery, very original, very exciting". Although the daily press and music journals are seldom in agreement, in this case they were united in their opinion. They heaped praise upon a big band that was up to that point virtually unknown outside their Norwegian homeland.Under the direction of the Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, the legendary Berlin Jazz Festival’s 2001 programme successfully celebrated a new departure with a Scandinavian focus. One particularly unwieldy-sounding name stood out from the rest: The Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble. One reason for the prominence of saxophonist Geir Lysne’s 20-piece jazz orchestra’s was that it is just as musically unorthodox and enigmatic as its name. But the band’s music has a decided advanta...

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Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble, conducted by Geir Lysne :
Ketil V. Einarsen - flutes, piccolo flute
Morten Halle - alt, soprano saxophone
Klaus Graf - alto saxophone
Andi Maile - tenor saxophone
Fredrik Ø. Jensen - tenor saxophone
Bernhard Seland - baritone saxophone
Frank Brodahl - trumpet, flugelhorn
Marius Haltli - trumpet, flugelhorn
Eckhard Baur - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ole Jørn Myklebust - trumpet, flugelhorn
Helge Sunde – trombone
Christian Jaksjø – trombone
Jørgen Gjerde – trombone
Ketil Hovland - bass trombone
Jørn Øien – keyboards, Hallgrim Bratberg , guitar
Jan Olav Renvåg - double bass, electric bass, tuba
Knut Aalefjær - drums, percussion
Kenneth Ekornes - drums, percussion

Recording Information

Recorded live at "Haus der Festspiele" JazzFest Berlin, Germany on November 1, 2001
Soundengineer: Manfred Hock
Soundsupervisor: Wolfgang Hoff
Mixed and masterd by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January 2002
Produced by Geir Lysne for Act Music + Vision & Ulf Drechsel for SFB RADIOkultur Berlin