The young Norwegian jazz duo of pianist Eyolf Dale and saxophonist and clarinetist Andre Roligheten, who have played together since meeting in 2006 at the age of 17, in their 5th album, a wonderfully upbeat set of original compositions that push both players while delighting listeners.
Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RCD 2165CD
Squidco Product Code: 20936
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at Fattoria Music in Osnabruck, Germany, in June, 2014 by Manuel Knigge.
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Andre Roligheten-saxophone, clarinet
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1. Duvet Day 5:15
2. The Sheriff 5:40
3. Nut Job 5:39
4. Early Bird 5:22
5. Wolf Whistle 3:05
6. Hula Hoop 6:13
7. The Liger 5:42
8. Night Owl 6:28
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"Norwegian jazz is as vital as ever and one can but wonder where it all comes from. With Night Owl, their second album for Rune Grammofon, Eyolf Dale and Andre Roligheten are already five albums into their career and showing a maturity in writing and playing that betrays their age considerably. Their previous album, Tree House with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, also showed that they can write for a large ensemble, this being a commissioned work from Molde International Jazz Festival in 2013. Night Owl was recorded at Fattoria Musica in rural Osnabruck, Germany, a studio that has hosted many famous musicians and is known for its top quality equipment and ambiance. The music can be described as contemporary jazz with threads to both American and European traditions -- highly original, structured compositions paired with improvisation; playful and melodic, modern and accessible. Eyolf and Andre met at school in the small town of Skien and have played together since the age of seventeen.
The duo formally started in 2006, followed by rehearsals and concerts. They won the annual JazzIntro prize at Molde Int. Jazz Festival in 2008 and the "best band" category at the European Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz in 2009, with jury leader Maria Schneider commenting, " most original, great interplay and amazing improvisation, effective and colorful compositions." The same year also saw the release of their debut album Seagull Island, followed by Mystery Orchestra with Grenager and Tafjord (2010), both receiving great reviews, the latter named best Norwegian jazz record of the year in national paper, Dagsavisen. Grenager and Tafjord are both founding members of SPUNK, the all-female improv quartet that has released eight albums on Rune Grammofon."-Rune GrammofonAlso available on vinyl LP.
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