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Master Oogway: The Concert Koan [VINYL] (Clean Feed)

Powerful electric jazz roots from the Norwegian quartet of Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll on saxophone, Havard Nordberg Funderud on guitar, Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen on double bass, and Martin Mellem on drums, shredding inspirations from 60s electric Miles and Ornette, with a rock influenced rhythm section and electric guitar work driving great soloing.
 

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Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll-saxophone

Havard Nordberg Funderud-guitar

Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen-double bass

Martin Mellem-drums


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UPC: 5609063104905

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF490LP
Squidco Product Code: 26500

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: LP
Recorded in Ocean Sound Recordings, in Giske, Norway, in December, 2017, by Henning Svoren.

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"Prepared for a new surprise coming from the Norwegian front? Master Oogway is a band with a Miles Davis feeling (and particularly the one of his Sixties records), a saxophone style rooted in the heritage of Ornette Coleman and the great free jazz original soloists, applied by tenorist Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll, and that kind of energy and distorted sound you only find in rock, coming very specially from the hands of guitarist Håvard Nordberg Funderud.

All this glued by a rhythm section (bassist Karl Erik Horndalsveen and drummer Martin Mellem) acting like a riff engine and a concept inspired in the mythology of the movie "Kung Fu Panda" - the character Oogway, an elderly tortoise, is the creator of kung fu and the keeper of the Dragon Warrior legend, who he finally meets before ascending to the Spirit Realm.

Listen to "The Concert Koān" and feel free to find out any metaphors concerning the spiritual nature of jazz. The music grooves constantly, but not in a linear way: it's full of sudden stops and changes of metrics and directions, combining composition and improvisation in such a way you can't differentiate the written and the spontaneously created. Either the subject is a travel to Mars or the kind of gum you prefer, the songs make you stand up and jump. As Master Oogway used to say, "you must let go of the illusion of control"."-Clean Feed


Artist Biographies

Lauritz Lyster Skeidsvoll is a Norwegian saxophonist born in Kleive, More And Romsdal, and living in Oslo, Norway. He studied improvisation at Norges musikkhøgskole and Molde Videregaaende. He is a member of Bear Brother.

-Squidco 11/29/2023

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"Håvard Nordberg Funderud is a Norwegian guiar, performing blues, classic rock, hard rock, and jazz. He is a member of Master Oogway, and has played with Norsk Råkk"

-Squidco 11/29/2023

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Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen is a Norwegian double bassist living in Straumen, Nord-Trondelag. He studied at Norges musikkhøgskole, Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) and Sund Folkehøgskole.

-Karl Erik E. Horndalsveen Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/karlerik.eilertsen/about?lst=1389755694%3A1301191724%3A1539022410§ion=living)
11/29/2023

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Norwegian drummer Martin Mellem is a member of Azfalt and Bear Brother.

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Track Listing:



A1) Eddapliks I/Kan vi flytte til Mars? | A2) Mrk materie | A3) Eddapliks II | B1) Master Oogway Theme Song | B2) That Gum You Like |B3) The Concert Ko n/Eddapliks III

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Vinyl Recordings
Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Quartet Recordings

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