"Recorded At Rainbow Studio, Oslo. Engineer: Jan Erik Kongshaug." These credits on a CD-cover are nowadays a symbol of pristine and top quality Jazz and Folk recordings, with the highest level of sound.
After years of being a freelancer at the New York Power Plant Station, Jan Kongshaug started to build his own empire in Oslo in the year 1983. At that time there was no studio in Norway that could properly record acoustic jazz. The Rainbow Studios were born, which developed itself to be the most desirable address for high class recordings, even reaching a legendary status. In terms of quality of sound, dynamics and spatiality, there is no equal. ACT has also recorded many impressive Jazz productions at his studio: Bugge Wesseltofts “It`s Snowing On My Piano“ and his duo project with Henning Kraggerud “Last Spring“, “Layers Of Light“ by Esbjörn Svensson and Nils Landgren, the Sting project “Shadows In The Rain“ by Christof Lauer with Jens Thomas and last year „Oslo“ by the Michael Wollny Trio.
Jan Erik Kongshaug has earned his place as one of the great recording engineers in jazz. With this CD he presents himself as an outstanding music-composer and raises this "Other World" of his onto the public horizon.