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Marius Neset

Snowmelt - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9035-2
  • Barcode: 614427903525
  • German Release: 26/08/2016
  • Genre: Crossover, Saxophone Jazz, Jazz

The album „snowmelt“ is Neset's most ambitious, cherished and personal project to date. In these concentrated works, Neset has sought out chaos and dissonance, he has also been drawn to lyricism and tenderness, and then worked at finding a balance between the extremes, using compositional methods which subliminally bring out the continuities between them. Neset says of this work that he aspires to is to “find the point when everything makes sense.” For the listener, the search for that point will bring its own rewards.

CD € 17,50



Legendary US jazz magazine DOWNBEAT has selected Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset as the only European resident among its “25 FOR THE FUTURE” list of young and upcoming musicians destined to shape the future of jazz. According to the magazine Neset is “one of the most exciting artists in jazz”, his “discography reveals not only an impressive technician but also a formidable composer” who “strives for deep originality in his music.”The three main compositions on “Snowmelt” are the fruit of intense work during the period from 2012 to 2015. On the printed page, these carefully planned and thought-through works, meticulous in their attention to detail and brimming with life, contrast and inventiveness, cover no fewer than 239 pages of full orchestral score. Neset burst onto the scene with his first album as leader in 2011, and was instan...

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Marius Neset / tenor and soprano saxophones
Ivo Neame / piano
Petter Eldh / bass
Anton Eger / drums

London Sinfonietta
conducted by Geoffrey Paterson


Recording Information

All music composed and arranged by Marius Neset

Recorded by Jon Bailey at AIR Studios, London,
16th and 17th March, 2015
Assistant recording engineer - Chris Barrett
Mixed by August Wanngren at We Know Music Studios
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering

Produced by Marius Neset with Anton Eger

Artwork by Rune Mortensen