Geir Lysne
The Grieg Code

VÖ: 30.01.2009

Genre: Bigband

No longer available

ACT 9479-2, 614427947925
Morten Halle - alto & soprano sax, flute, piccolo flute
Tore Brunborg - tenor sax, flute, Irish flute
Geir Lysne - tenor sax, flute, piccolo flute
Steffen Schorn - baritone sax, contra alto clarinet, bass flute
Eckhard Baur - trumpet, flugelhorn, lead vocals
Jesper Riis - trumpet, flugelhorn, Danish lyrics on track 5
Arkady Shilkloper - french horn, flugelhorn
Helge Sunde - trombone, trombonium
Lars A. Haug - tuba
Jørn Øien - keyboards, electronics
Bjørn Kjellemyr - bass
Andreas Bye - drums
Terje Isungset - percussion, Jew’s harp, voice

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug in Oslo, Rainbow Studio, June 2008
Additional home recordings by Geir Lysne, Jørn Øien and Bjørn Elkjer.
Produced by Geir Lysne
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch

"Lysne is one of the greatest living jazz big band visionaries, and his pieces, with or without Grieg, stand splendidly in the naturally very Norwegian landscape." - FAZ "CD of the MONTH" in AUDIO and STEREOPLAY.

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.