Public hearing of Team Hegdal «Vol 3»!
Saxophonist/composer Eirik Hegdal has been one of the major forces of the new wave of exiting jazz musicians coming out of Norway for the past 15 years. He is well known for his many projects with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Among the projects is the jazz orchestra featuring the great saxophonist Joshua Redman, playing compositions by Hegdal.
Team Hegdal is Hegdal’s laboratory for smaller ensembles. On this third release from the quartet, the swedish piano comet, Oscar Grönberg, guests. This is great musicians, playing great compositions! The titles for «Vol 3» leaves a certain hint of inspiration from the American jazz pianist Thelonius Monk. «More Monk Measurements,” “State of Monk”, and a mix of Monk and the island community outside Trondheim/Norway in the song «Monkholmen”.
A Team of undisputed jazz trotters will guide you through nine customized compositions, released both on CD and LP.
Eirik Hegdal – alto- & baritone saxophones / clarinet
André Roligheten – tenor saxophone / bass clarinet
Oscar Grönberg – piano
Ole Morten Vågan – double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums
Team Hegdal’s «Vol 3» offers touching interaction and virtuoso individualism, from a bubbling tandem; Ole Morten Vågan (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums), two brothers in arms; André Roligheten and Eirik Hegdal (saxophones and clarinets), and a Swedish piano hero; Oscar Grönberg.
This is an apolitical public hearing. The musical confrontations and mergers on this album can also be experienced on stages around. Bring out your ears!
Team Hegdal «Vol 1» (Øra Fonogram/Musikkoperatørene)
Team Hegdal «Vol 2» (Øra Fonogram/Musikkoperatørene) (with guests: Ola Kvernberg & Mattias Ståhl)
Team Hegdal «Vol 3» (Particular Recordings/MusikkLosen) (with guest: Oscar Grönberg)
TEAM HEGDAL «Vol 3»
CD release April 07 2015 p!6CD
LP release June 02 2015
Phone. + 47 22 19 82 82
Composer Eirik Hegdal and the Alpacas have collaborated on four pieces prior to this recording: “Skråpanel” (2006), “Tapet!Tapet!” (2007) and “Elevator” (2010), all of which are available on CD, and “Mekatonia”, a spectacular theatrical performance with Cirka Teater, premiered at Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 2012.
«Moving Slow» is a celebration of the collaboration through more than a decade. This album is a combination of new and old Alpaca music, arranged for this particular rendering of Alpaca Ensemble. Available as CD, LP, download and streaming services from February 11. 2014. Enjoy!
The new record “Amor & Labor” by Formo Tre & Metall is now available as CD and download!
The recording was listed on Europe Jazz Media Chart for october, and a nice early review in Bergens Tidende describes the music as a “vital and engaging drive of improvisation” by a «strong and original band»
Some more nice reviews:
AllAboutJazz.com: “Formo Tre & Metall is an excellent quartet with a bold vision.”
Adresseavisen: “He plays the B3 with a scope and a melodic sensitivity that makes it a joy to listen to”
Dagsavisen: «Det er ei sprudlande oppkome av eit album»
Side2.no: «Formo has created a band and a sound unlike anything else on the musical horizon»
Dag og Tid: «Det er noko stoffleg og handgripeleg i musikken som er både uvanleg og tankevekkjande»
The triple release “Hammond Dialogues” by Daniel Formo consists of three records exploring the Hammond organ in different unconventional settings.
It is now available for download as mp3 and hi-res flac at our shop, and also available as limited edition triple-CD for order by email.
Bergens Tidende: “This is electroacoustic contemporary improvisation rich in ideas”;
Svenska Dagbladet: “in the dynamic duo (…) they make the sounds both sparkle and shine mightily”
allaboutjazz.com: “The quartet becomes (…) a free improvised unit of the best kind, formulating captivating, rich language and almost telepathic interplay”
bitaites.org: “Hammond B3 is a greater benefit to mankind than were penicillin, air conditioning and microwave. Daniel confirms this with absolute distinction”
Particular Recordings Collectiveparticularly interesting music
– by musicians with particular ideas