Following jazz traditions blending lyrical and free approaches with unexpected twists and turns from the Norwegian quintet of Andree Roligheten on sax, Thomas Johansson on trumpet, Oscar Gronberg on piano, Jon Rune Strom on double bass, and Tollef Ostvang on drums.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF392CD
Squidco Product Code: 22567
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Nasjonal Jazzscene, in Oslo, Norway on May 19th and 20th, 2015, by Christian Obermayer.
Andree Roligheten-tenor saxophone, clarinets
Jon Rune Strom-double bass
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1. What's Wrong? 7:49
2. Fool Pay 6:49
3. Friends 4:36
4. Duality 6:21
5. Jaguar 4:55
6. Melting Snow 4:18
7. Nokken 7:10
sample the album:
"Here is another gem from the Norwegian scene, showing us that music can be energetic and melodic at the same time, as it was proposed by free jazz mavericks like Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders and John Carter. The songs are even more melodic than those played by the bands in which we find Andree Roligheten, Thomas Johansson, Oscar Gronberg, Jon Rune Strom and Tollef Ostvang, namely Team Hegdal, Frode Gjerstad Trio, Cortex and All Included, and even the intensity and density of the music seems more compact and in-your-face.
The overall sound is the same of the most traditional jazz, and that is intentional and even programmatic, but you won't find chord progressions in the new "What's Wrong?". Jazz can survive to its own stereotypes, and this collective has that notion as a purpose. The music is free, faithful to its historical references, but also disciplined, with no sounds in excess or missing and, above all, with none of the usual tics and tricks keeping the musicians in a comfort zone. Grab it before it vanishes."-Clean FeedAlso available on vinyl LP.
Friends & Neighbors (Roligheten / Johansson / Gronberg / Rune Strom / Ostvang)