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In The Country

Sunset Sunrise - CD

  • Format: CD (erhältlich auch als Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9548-2
  • Barcode: 614427954824
  • German Release: 22/02/2013
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Norwegian Jazz

Unverkennbar, unerhört: Morten Qvenilds Piano Trio pendelt zwischen Tradition und Experiment, Minimalismus, Elegischen Melodien und Hymnischer Kraft

CD € 17,50



In view of the large number of outstanding Norwegian musicians, it can be easy to forget just how few people live in Norway, and how small and close-knit the music scene there is. Perhaps that is why Norwegian jazz musicians are so outgoing – a project with classical colleagues here, a pop gig there, when it comes down to it they're all friends. One good example of this is pianist Morten Qvenild. This 33 year-old from Kongsberg, who began in a big band before studying jazz at the Norwegian music academy in Oslo, has played with a remarkable variety of bands since then. The spectrum ranges from the acoustic metal-jazz quartet "Shining" and the jazz-rock bands "Jaga Jazzist" and "The National Bank" with the brothers Lars and Martin Horntveth, to the pop group "Ostenfor Sol", the formations of the s...

line up

Morten Qvenild / hyper grand piano, electronics
Roger Arntzen / double bass, electronics
Pål Hausken / drums, percussion, vibraphone, electronics


Recording Information

Music written by Morten Qvenild

Arranged and produced by In The Country

Recorded by Ryan Freeland at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, May 26 & 27, 2012
Assistant engineers David Schwerkolt and Ingar Hunskaar
Mixed and mastered by Ryan Freeland

Cover art by Carsten Höller, SOMA (Detail), 2010, Exhibition Central Station Hamburg, Berlin.