Bugge Wesseltoft
Everybody Loves Angels

VÖ: 29.09.2017

Genre: Piano Jazz



ACT 9847-2, 614427984722
Bugge Wesseltoft / piano

Produced by Siggi Loch with the artist

Recorded at LofotKatedralen, Lofoten, Norway,
Recording date: February 24 – 26, 2017
Recording Engineer: Asle Karstad.
Piano technician: Eric Schandall
Mixed and mastered by Ulf Holand at Holand Sound

Cover art by Amy Simon, 2014, by permission of the artist

Hardly any musician can make silence as hauntingly audible as the Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft in his solo piano recordings. The most successful, "It's Snowing On My Piano", is an island of peace and contemplation for the period between the end of November and New Year. With "Everybody Loves Angels", Bugge Wesseltoft and producer Siggi Loch return to the original idea of "Snowing". The album title is a symbol for the weightless, calming lightness that the music exudes. This time for the whole year.

Bugge Wesseltoft
Bugge Wesseltoft is a border crosser and is considered one of the most innovative jazz pianists of today.His collaborations with DJs like Henrik Schwarz and experiments with electronic music have made him known far beyond the jazz scene.In the early 90s, Wesseltoft became a leading figure in a radical new conception of jazz in the Norwegian progressive jazz scene around musicians such as Nils Petter Molvær and Eivind Aarset. He called his groundbreaking project "New Conceptions of Jazz", in which he incorporated house, techno, ambient and noise elements into jazz with partly free improvisations. Wesseltoft's lyrical and melodic playing, however, always remains at the centre of his art. And it is precisely this facet with which he has made a name for himself, especially on ACT: the Christmas album "It's Snowing On My Piano" from 1997 presents him solo in an intimate, acoustic setting. In 2012, the continuation of this special, aesthetic line in Wesseltoft's work appeared, so to speak: The album "Last Spring", created in collaboration with the classical Norwegian violinist and violist Henning Kraggerud. On this album, too, there is a recourse to Norwegian folk tunes, but also to classical works - by Edvard Grieg, for example - which lead into sustained, minimalist meditations.
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