Geir Lysne

The Grieg Code - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9479-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94792 5
  • German Release: 30/01/2009
  • Genre: Bigband, Norwegian Jazz

„Lysne ist einer der größten lebenden Jazz-Bigband-Visionäre, und seine Stücke stehen mit und ohne Grieg einfach grandios in der natürlich sehr norwegischen Landschaft." FAZ

CD € 17,50

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The Grieg Code: Geir Lysne’s self-assured creative dealings with the inspirational works of a great musical predecessor With such a line-up, Jazz has never sounded like this. Norwegian Geir Lysne’s music is audacious, complex, and startling. In a word – unheard-of. An electronic mouth harp grunts and grumbles, archaic cantos tumble head over heels – and horns slither and slide through mystically nebulous lines. Lysne’s music has repeatedly amazed the experts, who have in turn praised his work, and awarded him with the Norwegian Grammy. Aurora Borealis – Nordic Lights (ACT 9406-2) was the surprise hit of the 2001 Berlin Jazz Festival. It was followed by Korall (ACT 9236-2) and Boahjenásti – The North Star (ACT 9441-2), which won the German Record Critics’ Award as “best jazz recording of 2006”, and was nominated for the Danish Music Awa...

line up

Morten Halle - alto & soprano sax, flute, piccolo flute
Tore Brunborg - tenor sax, flute, Irish flute
Geir Lysne - tenor sax, flute, piccolo flute
Steffen Schorn - baritone sax, contra alto clarinet, bass flute
Eckhard Baur - trumpet, flugelhorn, lead vocals
Jesper Riis - trumpet, flugelhorn, Danish lyrics on track 5
Arkady Shilkloper - french horn, flugelhorn
Helge Sunde - trombone, trombonium
Lars A. Haug - tuba
Jørn Øien - keyboards, electronics
Bjørn Kjellemyr - bass
Andreas Bye - drums
Terje Isungset - percussion, Jew’s harp, voice

Recording Information

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Oslo, Rainbow Studio, June 2008
Additional home recordings by Geir Lysne, Jørn Øien and Bjørn Elkjer.
Produced by Geir Lysne
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch