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Review of Tortusa: Bre

Tortusa: Bre

John Derek Bishop

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★

Tortusa is essentially the project of one man, electronics wiz Bishop, who lives in Stavanger, Norway. For Bre, his second...

Reviewed in issue July/2021

Review of Håkon Kornstad: Out of the Loop

Håkon Kornstad: Out of the Loop

Håkon Kornstad

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★★

Håkon Kornstad was once a member of Wibutee, one of the best bands to follow into the space opened up...

Reviewed in issue May/2021

Review of Maria Kannegaard Trio: Sand i en Vik

Maria Kannegaard Trio: Sand i en Vik

Thomas Strønen | Maria Kannegard | Ole Morten Vågan

Jazzland

Rating: ★★★

Recently nominated for a Norwegian Grammy for this new release, the Danish-born pianist-composer Maria Kannegaard's long­standing trio have continued to...

Reviewed in issue May/2021

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 in issue February/2017

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