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Geir Lysne

Boahjenásti - The North Star - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9441-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94412 2
  • German Release: 27/01/2006
  • Genre: Bigband, Norwegian Jazz

"Eindringlich, unabweisbar, ein einziges nordisches Wintermärchen" (FONOFORUM)

Jahrespreis 2006 der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

CD € 17,50



Refined big band compositions and Nordic throat singing: The new CD by the Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble.Yet again this big band shows its capabilities to surprise with something new every time. It is immediately recognisable through its unconventional, absorbing yet unambiguous approach. Their leader is absolutely uncompromising. Norwegian Geir Lysne, born in 1965, manages to create a uniquely radical sound and yet with his pieces still remains very accessible. It’s like a solved paradox. On his new CD  "Boahjenásti – The North Star" you can hear a continuously unexpected but satisfying mix comprising everything from various electronic elements through jew’s harp to traditional Norwegian singing. Lysne raises the intensity one level further than in his previously praised ACT CDs "Aurora Borealis" and "Ko...

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Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble, conducted by Geir Lysne :
Ketil Einarsen - alto flute, flute, piccolo flute
Morten Halle – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute
Klaus Holm - alto saxophone, flute
Tore Brunborg - tenor saxophone, flute
Fredrik Ø. Jensen - tenor saxophone, accordion
Bernhard Seland - baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Frank Brodahl - trumpet, flugelhorn
Marius Haltli - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ole Jørn Myklebust - trumpet, flugelhorn
Eckhard Baur - trumpet, flugelhorn, ensemble vocals
Helge Sunde - trombone
Christian Jaksjø - trombone
Jørgen Gjerde – trombone
Anders Wiborg -bass trombone
Jørn Øien - keyboards
Hallgrim Bratberg - guitar
Jan Olav Renvåg - double bass, electric bass
Knut Aalefjær – drums
Terje Isungset - percussion, voice, jew’s harp
Stein Andre Hovden - live sound engineer
Johan Sara - yoik (traditional folk singing from Sami in the north)


Recording Information

Recorded live in concert at Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway on October 8, 2005 by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Mixed and Mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Geir Lysne