Geir Lysne
Aurora Borealis - Nordic Lights

VÖ: 01.05.2002

Genre: Bigband

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ACT 9406-2, 614427940629
Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble, conducted by Geir Lysne:
Ketil V. Einarsen - flutes, piccolo flute
Morten Halle - alt, soprano saxophone
Klaus Graf - alto saxophone
Andi Maile - tenor saxophone
Fredrik Ø. Jensen - tenor saxophone
Bernhard Seland - baritone saxophone
Frank Brodahl - trumpet, flugelhorn
Marius Haltli - trumpet, flugelhorn
Eckhard Baur - trumpet, flugelhorn
Ole Jørn Myklebust - trumpet, flugelhorn
Helge Sunde – trombone
Christian Jaksjø – trombone
Jørgen Gjerde – trombone
Ketil Hovland - bass trombone
Jørn Øien – keyboards, Hallgrim Bratberg, guitar
Jan Olav Renvåg - double bass, electric bass, tuba
Knut Aalefjær- drums, percussion
Kenneth Ekornes - drums, percussion

Recorded live at "Haus der Festspiele" JazzFest Berlin, Germany on November 1, 2001
Soundengineer: Manfred Hock
Soundsupervisor: Wolfgang Hoff
Mixed and masterd by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway, January 2002
Produced by Geir Lysne for Act Music + Vision & Ulf Drechsel for SFB RADIOkultur Berlin
Geir Lysne
The Norwegian saxophonist, composer and arranger Geir Lysne is one of the greatest innovators in his field - both in jazz and in the Norwegian classical orchestral landscape.With his "Listening Ensemble", he succeeded in nothing less than redefining the big band concept. "This band copies nothing and nowhere", wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the FAZ saw in Lysne "a solitaire and visionary".He has won, among others, the German Record Critics' Award, the Norwegian Grammy and just recently the Echo Jazz 2013 for the best big band album. Lysne brings a completely new richness of colour to jazz in a wide variety of instrumentations. Through unusual instrumentation and above all through extensive recourse to world music contexts, he succeeds in creating a new, "Nordic", unmistakable kind of melodious spatial sound and dynamics.