Tore Brunborg
Nordic Christmas

VÖ: 27.10.2017

Genre: Christmas Jazz, Saxophone Jazz


ACT 9040-2, 614427904027
Tore Brunborg / saxophones, recorder
Kjetil Bjerkestrand / organ

Music arranged by Tore Brunborg & Kjetil Bjerkestrand,
except otherwise noted

Recorded by Truls Birkeland & Jens Dreyer
at Avaldsnes Church, Norway

Mixed by Truls Birkeland at Studio 1, Oslo
Mastered by Bjørn Engelmann at Cutting Room, Stockholm

Produced by Erik Hillestad

Artwork design & cover photo by Siggi Loch

Nordic Christmas has nothing whatsoever to do with pomp and kitsch, excess and grand gestures. It is familiar and traditional, drawing its strength from silence. Those who have fallen for the special musical charm of Scandinavian Christmas can now celebrate "Nordic Christmas" with Tore Brunborg and Kjetil Bjerkestrand.

Tore Brunborg
No other country produces more prominent jazz musicians per capita worldwide than Norway. Jan Garbarek is the guiding star, but it was primarily the second generation born in the 1960s that propelled "Nordic Jazz" to global recognition: Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, Geir Lysne, Eivind Aarset, and saxophonist Tore Brunborg. Born in 1960, Brunborg hails from Trondheim, the jazz hub of Norway, and he completed his highly acclaimed education at the conservatory there. Internationally, Brunborg is better known as a sideman. Since 1982, he has been a part of the quintet led by Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen. ACT fans may recognize him as a member of the Geir Lysne Listening Ensemble and, most recently, from Manu Katché's band. In his own quartet, Brunborg has collaborated with Bugge Wesseltoft and Anders Jormin. His current band comprises exquisite companions from the vanguard of Norwegian jazz, notably the guitar eccentric Eivind Aarset.