Geir Lysne

New Circle - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9561-2
  • Barcode: 614427956125
  • German Release: 25/10/2013
  • Genre: Crossover, World Jazz, Norwegian Jazz

Geir Lysne with powerful, clear sounds brings together what’s cooking in the metropolises of the world. New Circle is an individual musical hybrid of European curiosity and internationally influenced creative patchwork.

No longer available – out of print

Around 15 years ago, a new generation of jazzers set out to find new ways of escaping the rigidity of post-bop and jazz fusion. Young musicians, especially in Scandinavia, tore down genre borders and borrowed from their own folk music, rock and pop, making people like Esbjörn Svensson, with his entirely new interpretation of the piano trio, and Nils Landgren, with his Nordic funk music, famous. Bugge Wesseltoft surprised with his "New Conceptions of Jazz" and his Norwegian compatriot, the trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, merged jazz with electronic music and the sound of his home country. Geir Lysne's redefinition of the big band concept was and is hardly any less revolutionary.The uniqueness of "Listening Ensemble", as the Norwegian initially named his big band in 1999, was quickly recognised by the experts in the fi...

line up

Geir Lysne / saxophones, flutes, jews harp, voice, keys, ballaphone, kalimba, programming, perc.
Reidar Skår / keys, programming
Eckhard Baur / trumpet, flugelhorn, voice
Gjermund Silset / bass
Olav Torget / electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Knut Aalefjær / drums, percussion

Nguyên Lê / electric guitar (04)
Helge Sunde / trombone (01, 04 & 06)
Huong Thanh / vocals (04)
Solo Cissoko / vocals, kora (07)
Audun Erlien / bass (03)
Peter Baden / percussion, electronics (01 & 04)
Helge Norbakken / percussion (02 & 07)
Renate Alsing / marimba (07)

Recording Information

Produced by Reidar Skår and Geir Lysne

Recorded 2011 - 2013 by Reidar Skår (7 etage studio), Geir Lysne (Brattopp studio),
Nguyên Lê (studio Louxor ) and Peter Baden (Baden studio)
Mixed by Reidar Skår. Mastered by Bjørn Engelmann at Cutting Room

Released with support from Arts Council Norway