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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The Maxx: Live [VINYL] (MNJ)

The Norwegian big band Trondheim Jazz Orchestra joins together with the Swedish-origin trio The MaXx (Oscar Gronberg-keyboards, Petter Kraft-guitar & saxophone, Tomas Jarmy-drums) to develop and perform this monumental work of modern electric jazz, an abstract rock opera written specifically to leverage the power of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.
 

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Oscar Gronberg-keyboards

Petter Kraft-guitar, tenor saxophone, vocals

Tomas Jarmyr-drums

Mia Marlen Berg-vocals

Thomas Johansson-trumpet

Petter Hangsel-trombone, recorder

Mette Rasmussen-alto saxophone

Kjetil Moster-tenor saxophone

Anton Toorell-electric guitar

Anja Lauvdal-keyboards

Mattis Kleppen-electric bass


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UPC: 7090025839221

Label: MNJ
Catalog ID: MNJLP002
Squidco Product Code: 29924

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2020
Country: Norway
Packaging: LP
Recorded live at Moldejazz 2018, in Modle, Norway, by Tor Breivik.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Live with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and The MaXx is really a story of three young Swedes, Oscar Gronberg, Petter Kraft and Tomas Jarmyr meeting in college before starting their formal jazz education in Trondheim. When The MaXx won the prestigious Jazz talent award (JazZtipendiatet) at Molde International Jazz Festival in 2017, they decided to use the opportunity to invite some of their best friends and amazing musicians from their college years, both guitarist Anton Toorell and trombone player Petter Hangsel met the guys from The MaXx at Fridheim Folkhogskola in 2006. A few years later Oscar, Petter and Tomas reunited in Trondheim, and The MaXx was born.

The MaXx developed the music on Live through hours of jamming in their studio in an old German bunker in Trondheim. Simultaneously with the music slowly taking shape, a theme dealing with the youth's fascination for dystopian sci-fi, involuntary heroes and time travels evolved. Combined with their love for rhythmical riffs and extreme musical shifts a new piece of music appeared. Some people have called it an abstract rock opera. The MaXx tells us that the what this project is really about is to amplify the undisguised energy and joy that always has been the core of band. Advice: Live is grasping the steaming atmosphere in the theatre a hot summer night in Molde, and should be played on a high volume."-MNJ


Artist Biographies

"Grönberg is a graduate of the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium in 2011,[1] where he joined the Hanna Paulsberg Concept.[2]

O. G. Trio, including Trygve Waldemar Fiske (double bass) and Tomas Järmyr (drums), is a new, young, creative, exciting and fearless trio that played its debut concert in 2009. Together they create a world of groove, improvisation, humor and playful interaction, all based on Grönberg's subtle and original compositions. The trio is at the same time deeply respectful of the compositions, but also irreverent and free in their interactions over the well-established and endangered species line. The music is inspired by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Ahmad Jamal and Andrew Hill."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Gr%C3%B6nberg)
4/10/2024

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Petter Kraft is a jazz saxophonist from Trondheim, Norway, who also plays the guitar. He is known for the groups Megalodon Collective, Operasjon Hegge, Rønnings Jazzmaskin, The MaXx.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4836659-Petter-Kraft)
4/10/2024

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"Tomas Järmyr (1987, Sweden) was born into a musical family with both parents being teachers at the local music school. This is where he discovered the drums at age 2. He started taking lessons at the age of 7, got his first real drum kit the following year, and joined the music school orchestra around the same time. As a young teenager, Tomas was already playing in several local bands and ensembles, spanning from punk and metal to jazz and folk music. It was during these years he really started developing his personal style of drumming characterized by great force, finesse, intensity and a sheer endless control over textures.

After more specialized studies in jazz and improvisation during high school and college, Tomas moved to Trondheim, Norway in 2008 where he obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from "Jazzlinja" (Jazz department) at NTNU university. During his student years he manifested his musical expression and expanded his network of likeminded collaborators both nationally and internationally. While pushing his own bands and projects, he also started working more and more as a sideman and session drummer, all of which led to extensive touring mainly in Norway, Scandinavia and Europe.

In 2015 he temporarily joined the Italian jazz/metal monster Zu, picking up the sticks after Gabe Serbian (The Locust), until the return of original drummer Jacopo Battaglia in 2018. In January 2017, Tomas joined Motorpsycho, an internationally acclaimed, award winning band that has been, and still is, a driving force in Norwegian and European alternative rock music since 1989."

-CRS Norway (https://www.crsnorway.com/tomas-jarmyr/)
4/10/2024

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Mia Marlen Berg is a singer and composer from Norway. She wors with many different projects as a musician, singer, composer and an actor, with her bands Doffs Poi, IKI, Trondheim Voices and theatre.

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/mia-marlen-berg)
4/10/2024

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"Thomas is born and raised in Skien,Telemark. With a bachelor degree from the University of Stavanger, and Masters from The Norwegian Academy of Music, he is a part of the strong young Norweigan jazz elite. He has done extensive touring in Scandinavia, Europe, Japan and USA, with both his own projects and as a sideman in several other bands.

His main project is Cortex, which is a quartet consisting of Thomas, Kristoffer Alberts, Ola Høyer and Gard Nilssen. Cortex is a Norwegian band which plays enerergetic jazz of the finest brand. With over one hundred live perfomances and four highly acclaimed albums, they position themselves as one of the strongest additions to the Norwegian jazz scene.

Thomas is also active in several other projects, such as: All Included, Friends & Neighbors, Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit, and Scheen Jazzorkester.

Thomas currently lives in Skien, working as a freelance trumpet player and composer. Thomas has in recent years toured and played at several festivals and clubs at home and abroad, with both his own and others projects. For projects and livedates, check the pages on the menu at the top of the page."

-Thomas Johansson Website (http://www.thomasjohansson.no/?page_id=22)
4/10/2024

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Petter Hängsel is a trombonist known for the groups Henningsson/Hängsel Septet, Horse Orchestra, Kasper Tom 5, Kathrine Windfeld Big Band, Luboš Soukup Ensemble, Markus Pesonen Hendectet, Nezelhorns In An Elephant String, Perssons Sexa, Quarterpounder, and Ylijali.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2503575-Petter-H%C3%A4ngsel)
4/10/2024

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"Mette Rasmussen is a Danish saxophone player based in Trondheim, Norway. She works in the field of improvised music, drawing from a wide range of influences, spanning free jazz to textural soundwork. Rasmussen works on exploring the natural rawness of her instrument - experimenting on what the saxophone is capable of in sound and expression, with and without preparations. Much in demand, she has performed with the likes of Alan Silva, Chris Corsano, Ståle Liavik Solberg, and with her Trio Riot group with Sam Andreae and David Meier."

-Cafe Oto (https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/artists/mette-rasmussen/)
4/10/2024

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"Kjetil Traavik Møster (born 17 June 1976) is a Norwegian jazz musician (tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet) and composer, known from bands like The Core, Ultralyd, Brat, Zanussi 5, and performance with Chick Corea at Moldejazz 2000, later released on CD. He has also made his mark with experimental performances at the interface between electronic based fri-rock and jazz."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kjetil_M%C3%B8ster)
4/10/2024

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Anton Toorell is a guitarist & electronics artist, known group work and music for films. He is a member of Invader Ace, Receptacles, Dammit I'm Mad, and has worked with The Ägg, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & The MaXx, Linnea Henriksson, Carolina Wallin Perez, and Propanions.

-Anton Toorell Website (https://www.antontoorell.com/)
4/10/2024

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"Anja Lauvdal (born 1987 in Flekkefjord, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (piano and keyboards) and composer.

Lauvdal studied music on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium, NTNU, where she joined the acoustic jazz band "Moskus" together with fellow students, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson (double bass) from Haugesund and Hans Hulbækmo (drums) from Tolga, at NTNU. Their debut album was Salmesykkel (2012) Lauvdal also played in "Your Headlights Are On" with a self-titled debut album Your Headlights Are On (2011) and "Avalanche" debuting with the album Whiteout (2012), with Hans Hulbækmo. "Skadedyr" is another project initiated at NTNU together with Heida Mobeck, performing at Victoria, in 2012.

Lauvdal played with the band "Ósk" at "Parkteateret" in 2013, a project that builds on the narrative traditions of old traditional and folk music, and with clear singer/songwriter notations it moves between jazz and pop to convey emotion or strong opinions. Oskar Yazan Mellemsether joined with additional musicians Vegard Edvardsen, Heida Mobeck, Siv Øyunn Kjenstad and Thorstein Lavik Larsen in 2010 to form the band "Ósk". In 2011 gave many gigs and concerts, including on "By:Larm" 2011, "Pstereofestivalen", "Nattrock" and "Storåsfestivalen".

In 2015 she released the album "Yoga" with the band Broen."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anja_Lauvdal)
4/10/2024

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Mattis Kleppen, aka Dag Mattis Kleppen is a Norwegian bass guitarist, born 9 March 1968. He is known for the groups African Pepperbirds, Bogue Chitto, Cucumber, and Sharaka Ensemble.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1304027-Mattis-Kleppen)
4/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. Jazzballaden 11:40

2. Orgelbla 10:15

SIDE B



1. Hystericon 1:40

2. Time Taxi Pt. 1 7:17

3. Time Taxi Pt. 2 13:17

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