Reviews

Review of Album Interview: RYMDEN: Space Sailors

Album Interview: RYMDEN: Space Sailors

Bugge Westeltoff

Editor's Choice

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

You can only make a first impression once, and RYMDEN’s debut album, Reflections and Odysseys, was always going to be...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: October/2020

Review of Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang: Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang: Snow Catches on her Eyelashes

Jan Bang | Nils Petter Molvaer | Ardun Erlien | Eivind Aarset | Erik Honoré | Audun Eirlen | Hilde Norbakken | Sidsel Endresen | Anders Engen

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

There’s a cut from this duo’s last album, Dream Logic, called ‘The Beauty of Decay’, and that could easily describe...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: April/2020

Review of Mosambique: Big City Moves

Mosambique: Big City Moves

Jazzland

Rating: ★★

Led by keyboardist Ivan Blomqvist, Mosambique are an expansive sounding quintet capturing a head-nodding yet unspectacular Oslo-based melting pot of...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: August/2019

Review of Now Vs. Now: The Buffering Cocoon

Now Vs. Now: The Buffering Cocoon

Sasha Masakowski | Jason Lindner | Steve Wall | Justin Tyson | Natasha Diggs | Panagiotis Andreou

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Jason Lindner's two-decade evolution from brainiac NYC keyboardist to synth lord has been fascinating to witness, not least as his...

Reviewed by Mike Flynn in issue: October/2018

Review of Solveig Slettahjell: Live at Victoria

Solveig Slettahjell: Live at Victoria

Solveig Slettahjell | Pal Hausken

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Any new recording by the Norwegian vocalist, pianist and composer Solveig Slettahjell is a huge cause for celebration, especially one...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: June/2018

Review of Rohey: A Million Things

Rohey: A Million Things

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Gilles Peterson fans listen up: this is an impressive young gospel-infuenced, first album from Amy Winehouse-ish, Trondheim Jazzorkester singer Rohey...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: July/2017

Review of Bugge Wesseltoft: Somewhere In between

Bugge Wesseltoft: Somewhere In between

Dhafer Youssef | Håkon Kornstad | Joshua Redman | Erik Truffaz | Bugge Wesseltoft | Dan Berglund | Sidsel Endresen | Mari Bone

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

When Bugge Wesseltoft was at the forefront of the ‘Nu-Jazz’ craze that swept Europe in the late 1990s and early...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: February/2017

Review of Beady Belle: On My Own

Beady Belle: On My Own

Torun Eriksen | Audun Sandvik | Beady Belle | Anja Martime Mørk | Mathias Eick | Joshua Redman | Fran Cathcart | Bugge Wesseltoft | Gregory Hutchinson | Reuben Rogers

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Beady Belle – a collaboration between vocalist Beate Lech and bassist and future husband Marius Reksjø – made their Jazzland...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: Dec/Jan/2016/2017

Review of Håkon Kornstad: Tenor Battle

Håkon Kornstad: Tenor Battle

Per Zanussi | Sigbjørn Apeland | Lars Henrik Johansen | Håkon Kornstad

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★

There’s a sense of irony about the title to the new CD by Håkon Kornstad, the Norwegian saxophonist formerly of...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: February/2016

Review of Beady Belle: Songs From A Decade: The Best of Beady Belle

Beady Belle: Songs From A Decade: The Best of Beady Belle

Beate S. Lech | David Wallumrød | Erik Holm | Jørn Øien | Marius Reksjø

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Penning memorable, adeptly arranged songs and fronted by their charismatic co-founder, Beate S. Lech, Beady Belle are one of Norway's...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: August/2015

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