Geir Lysne
New Circle

VÖ: 25.10.2013

Genre: World Music, Norwegian Jazz, Crossover

No longer available

ACT 9561-2, 614427956125
Geir Lysne / saxophones, flutes, jews harp, voice, keys, ballaphone, kalimba, programming, perc.
Reidar Skår / keys, programming
Eckhard Baur / trumpet, flugelhorn, voice
Gjermund Silset / bass
Olav Torget / electric guitars, acoustic guitar
Knut Aalefjær / drums, percussion

Nguyên Lê / electric guitar (04)
Helge Sunde / trombone (01, 04 & 06)
Huong Thanh / vocals (04)
Solo Cissoko / vocals, kora (07)
Audun Erlien / bass (03)
Peter Baden / percussion, electronics (01 & 04)
Helge Norbakken / percussion (02 & 07)
Renate Alsing / marimba (07)

Produced by Reidar Skår and Geir Lysne

Recorded 2011 - 2013 by Reidar Skår (7 etage studio), Geir Lysne (Brattopp studio),
Nguyên Lê (studio Louxor ) and Peter Baden (Baden studio)
Mixed by Reidar Skår. Mastered by Bjørn Engelmann at Cutting Room

Released with support from Arts Council Norway
Geir Lysne with powerful, clear sounds brings together what’s cooking in the metropolises of the world. New Circle is an individual musical hybrid of European curiosity and internationally influenced creative patchwork.
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.