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Mollestad, Hedvig / Trondheim Jazz Orchestra: Maternity Beat [VINYL 2 LPs] (Rune Grammofon)

Working again with the 12-piece, expressive Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Norwegian guitarist and composer Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen recorded this double LP in the studio in Halden in 2021, for 9 long form epics that bridge and merge rock and jazz genres, in both instrumental work and songs that explore the nature of family and issues of social justice.
 

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Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen-guitar

Trine Knutsen-flute

Adrian Loseth Waade-violin

Mai Elise Solberg-voice, vocals

Ingebjorg Loe Bornstadt-voice, vocals

Petter Kraft-saxophone

Susana Santos Silva-trumpet

Martin Myhre Olsen-alto saxophone

Georgia Wartel Collins-bass

Torstein Lofthus-drums


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UPC: 7033660032282

Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RLP 3228LP
Squidco Product Code: 32555

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Norway
Packaging: Double LP in a Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Athletic Sound, in Halden, Norway, in October, 2021, by Dag Erik Johansen.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"With Maternity Beat, Hedvig Mollestad has surpassed herself, most significantly as a composer and arranger, and delivered her most ambitious work to date. And that´s not a proclamation to be taken lightly. Mollestad, after all, has been one of Norway's most adventurous and hardest-working musicians since the Molde International Jazz Festival named her the Young Jazz Talent of the Year in 2009.

Recorded with the 12-piece Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (who have previously worked with legends like Chick Corea and Joshua Redman), Maternity Beat is a sprawling double album and true career milestone. The sheer sonic and emotional scope of this album required Mollestad wear multiple hats: guitar explorer, composer, arranger, improviser, collaborator, and, as the striking title implies, mother. In addition to encompassing the full evolution of her sound to date, it offers deeply personal meditations on the nature of family and pressing social justice issues.

While listeners will no doubt encounter the Mahavishnu Orchestra-inspired fire music that has made the Hedvig Mollestad Trio heavyweights in 21st-century fusion and jazz-metal, Maternity Beat also expands on the contemplative experimentation showcased on two of Mollestad's recent solo works: 2020's Ekhidna, and Tempest Revisited, released in 2021, both of which netted her a Spellemannpris (the Norwegian equivalent of a Grammy)."-Rune Grammofon


Artist Biographies

"Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen (born 4 February 1982 in Ålesund, Norway) is a Norwegian musician (guitar, vocals and composing). She is known for a series of album releases and collaborations with musicians like Jon Eberson, Jarle Bernhoft and Hilde Marie Kjersem.

Thomassen is a graduate from the Norwegian Academy of Music, and collaborates in a variety of rock and jazz bands, including her own Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Thomassen Trio, Bronco Busters, Songs and Sweet Potatoes, and VOM (as "Mester Pøggs"). She also has a central role in the bands of Jarle Bernhoft and Hilde Marie Kjersem, and has performed within Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Thomassen was awarded "The young jazz talent of the year" at Moldejazz in 2009, and showed up on a gig within Jarle Bernhoft Band at the 2011 Kongsberg Jazzfestival. When she released her debut solo album Shoot! (2011) leading her own trio, the music bears little resemblance to what she plays within Jon Eberson Group and the bands of Hilde Marie Kjersem and Jarle Bernhoft.

Hedvig Mollestad Trio (also referred to as HM3) consists of Hedvig Mollestad (guitar, vocals), Ellen Brekken (bass) and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (drums). The trio has received numerous appraising reviews internationally, for both their studio albums and live performances. Their music is inspired by 70s heavyrock, but creates a peculiar musical mixture of ingredients like free jazz, prog and psychedelia. On its website the band describes their own music as "Outgoing & progressive instrumental rock". Since the trio's formation in 2009, HM3 has played many concerts and jazz festivals in both Norway and abroad and they have toured in Europe, Malaysia, Japan and the USA."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedvig_Mollestad_Thomassen)
7/10/2024

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"Flutist, Trine Knutsen comes from Bærum and had her musical upbringing in bands and amateur orchestras from the area.

She studied for three years at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 1988 before she got a permanent job as a flutist in the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. In parallel with the orchestral work she completed studies at the graduate and diploma level at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, Germany with Prof. Matthias Rütters.

Trine Knutsen held her debut concert in the University Aula in Oslo in the autumn of 1992, and was a prize winner at the Princess Astrid Music Award in Trondheim in the autumn of 1993.

Knutsen left the Bergen Philharmonic in 1996 and went to Trondheim. For two years she was the General Manager of the Trondheim Soloists. In the autumn of 1999, she was appointed associate professor in wind instrument studies at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim (Department of Music at NTNU).

She has on several occasions been a soloist with the Trondheim Soloists, including a tour in Spain, and several regional tours. On October 3, Knutsen was a soloist in Krysztof Penderecki's flute concerto with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, with the composer himself conducting. She premiered a suite in ten movements for solo flutes at the opening of St Olavs festival 2010.In November 2014 the was the soloist in Arne Nordheim's Tractatud with Trondheim Sinfonietta.

Trine Knutsen has both piccolo and flute as soloist instruments, and has also played a lot of alto and bass flute in jazz and chamber music settings. She plays regularly in the Trondheim Sinfonietta, the Mid-Norwegian Chamber Ensemble, the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Trondheim Windquintet etc., substituting for several of the country's symphony orchestras. She is also appearing at festivals as chamber musician and soloist.

Trine Knutsen was Head of the Department of Music at NTNU from 2009 to 2015. She is also an appointed board member of several boards and committees."

-NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/trine.knutsen)
7/10/2024

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"Adrian Løseth Waade is a violinist/composer known from groups such as Skadedyr, Trondheim Jazz-Orchestra and the Swedish/Norwegian quartet Bone Machine. Adrian is looking to develop the violin as a tool for both free and structured improvisation, and create frameworks in order to make the instrument sound in new, interesting ways. He incorporates both old and new, rhythmic and classical music in his work."

-Nakama Records (http://www.nakamarecords.no/adrian-lseth-waade/)
7/10/2024

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"Mai Elise Solberg is a singer, musician and composer for the pop duo Ontz. She also plays with some of Norway's most successful artists including Hanne Hukkelberg and Sissel Kyrkjebø. In addition, she conducts and arranges music for Pikekoret alongside Nina Mortvedt."

-SMÅ GRÅ Website (https://www.smaagraa.com/about/)
7/10/2024

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"Ingebjørg Loe Børnstadt was born in 1978, and is a trained vocalist with a practicing master's degree from the department of jazz and improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She also has a practical pedagogical education from the University of Western Norway.

She works with song, songwriting, improvisation, text, composition and performing arts, and her project has received funding from the Culture Council, FFUK, FFLB, Musikkfondene and TONO for publishing, composition, text writing and tours.

Ingebjørg has taught at, for example, the Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen, Toneheim folk college and the music department at Oslo City Steinerskole, and she holds workshops in songwriting, text writing and improvisation."

-Ingebjorg Loe Bornstadt Website (Translated by Google) (https://www.ingebjorgloebjornstad.com/om-ingebjrg)
7/10/2024

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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)
7/10/2024

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"Susana Santos Silva is a trumpeter, improviser and composer from Porto, Portugal.

She holds a Master Diploma in Jazz Performance '2010 from Codarts, Rotterdam, where she worked with Eric Vloeimans, Jarmo Hoogendijk and Wim Both.

She holds a Graduate Diploma in Jazz/Trumpet '2008 and in Trumpet '2004 from College of Music and Performing Arts in Porto, attending the last year of the course at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe in the class of Prof. Reinhold Friedrich, where she also had baroque trumpet lessons with Prof. Edward Tarr.

She is a member and co-founder of the Porto based jazz musicians association Porta-Jazz and it's label, Carimbo. 
With Coreto, an ensemble of musicians from this association led by João Pedro Brandão, she recorded in 2012 the first album of the label, 'Aljamia'. Two more were released after that, 'Mergulho' and 'Sem Chão'.

In 2011 she releases her first album as a leader of her own Quintet, 'Devil´s Dress' on Tone of a Pitch Records. With this band she played 12 Points Jazz Festival, Dublin in 2011. In 2015 she releases her second album as a leader, 'Impermanence' on Carimbo Porta-Jazz. Life and Other Transient Storms, her new project with Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell, Torbjörn Zetterberg and Jon Falt, premiered last year at Tampere jazz Happening and their new album is now out on Clean Feed Records.

Her other main projects include LAMA, a Rotterdam based trio with portuguese bassist Gonçalo Almeida and canadian drummer Greg Smith, 'Oneiros' (2011), 'Lamaçal' (2013) feat. Chris Speed and 'The Elephant's Journey' feat. Joachim Badenhorst (2015), all released on Clean Feed Records, a duo with swedish bassist Torbjörn Zetterberg, 'Almost Tomorrow' Clean Feed 2013, a duo with the slovenian pianist Kaja Draksler 'This Love' Clean Feed 2015, a duo with drummer Jorge Queijo 'Songs from my Backyard' Wasser Bassin 2013, a collaboration with the belgian trio De Beren Gieren, 'The Detour Fish' Clean Feed 2014, a trio with Torbjörn Zetterberg and the swedish organist Hampus Lindwall 'If Nothing Else' Clean Feed 2015 and a quartet with Christine Wodrascka, Christian Meaas Svendsen and Håkon Berre, 'Rasengan!' (Barefoot Records 2016).

She is also part of João Guimarães Octet, 'Zero' Toap 2014, Torbjörn Zetterberg 'Och Den Stora Frågan' Moserobie 2014, 'Om Liv & Död' Moserobie 2015, and Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos, with whom she played and recorded with musicians as Lee Konitz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Maria Schneider, among many others.

She was a member of the European Movement Jazz Orchestra, with whom she played in Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Portugal and Egipt. The orchestra recorded 'EMJO Live at Coimbra', released in 2011 on Clean Feed Records."

-Susana Santos Silva Website (https://susanasantossilva.com/bio/)
7/10/2024

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Martin Myhre Olsen: "30 year old saxophone player and composer from Leirsund living in Oslo, Norway.

After receiving his bachelor degree in performing arts at the NTNU- Jazz Conservatory in Trondheim 2014, he has toured extensively in Scandinavia and Europe and released a handful of albums in his own name and in collaboration with others. He honed his composing and arrangment skills for four years by working as the musical director of MNJ Youth Orchestra, and has in the two past years been on stage with Chick Corea on several occasions as a soloist.

In 2018 he won the Norwegian Grammy "Spellemann" for best jazz album of 2017 with the highly praised quintet "Hegge", and was awarded the prestigious title "NTNU-Ambassador" at Jazzfest 2018 for his achievements.

Active projects: Wako, MMO-Ensemble, Hitrakongen, Hegge, Siril Malmedal Hauge, Megalodon Collective, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Oslo Jazzensemble."

-Martin Myhre Olsen Website (https://www.martinmyhreolsen.com/about-martinmyhreolsen)
7/10/2024

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"Georgia Wartel Collins is a Swedish double bass player based in Norway. Jazz and improvisation has always been a strong life force for Georgia with both her parents active in the jazz and performance-art scenes. Her home was always full of live music and the house vibrated with creativity. 

She started playing music at an early age, always intending to improvise. Georgia and her double bass found one another and entered a passionate, complex and long lasting relationship, developing a movement based approach to playing. Her vast explorations of the bass are always in motion. 

Georgia graduated from the Conservatory in Trondheim 2019 and received her Masters degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam 2022.

Beside her own work, she collaborates often with other inspirational music, dance and theatre projects, a few of them are:

JUNO, dance and music performance 'I am not there, I am here', Moby Dick with French/Norwegian theatre company Plexus Polaire, Liv Andrea Hauge Trio, 'Kontrabassorkestret' led by Ellen Andrea Wang, music performance group 'The Rosehips' and free impro duo 'music for whales'."

-Georgia Wartel Collins Website (https://georgia-wartel-collins.com/)
7/10/2024

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"Torstein Lofthus (born 10 March 1977, in Øystese, Kvam, Norway) is a Norwegian drummer and composer, married to Hege Lofthus (b. Sørvig, 1981), and known from bands like Shining, Elephant9, Mathias Eick Band, D'Sound and Ebersson/Zanussi/Lofthus.

Lofthus has had a major influence on Norwegian music through studio work, live concerts and teaching at Norwegian Academy of Music and at University of Agder (the Faculty of Fine Arts). Based in Oslo, he now tours Norway and Europe with different bands and artists after finishing his master at the Norwegian Academy of Music spring 2006. He plays several genres, well known with both jazz and pop music. He has been the most sought drummer in Norway recent years, if not on tour with Vamp, Jarle Bernhoft, Oslo Gospel Choir, Mathias Eick or Marit Larsen, he collaborates with Maria Mena, Kurt Nilsen, Torun Eriksen, Bertine Zetlitz, Silje Nergaard, Eivind Aarset, D'Sound, Noora Noor, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Jon Eberson and Per Zanussi, to mention a few, both in studio and on stage."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torstein_Lofthus)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



SIDE A



1. On The Horizon Part 1 2:49

2. On The Horizon Part 2 3:56

3. Do Re Mi Ma Ma 9:59

SIDE B



1. Donna Ovis Peppa 7:43

2. Little Lucid Demons / Alfons 7:33

SIDE C



1. All Flights Cancelled 6:49

2. Her Own Shape 5:24

SIDE D



1. Maternity Beat 9:24

2. Maternity Suite 9:44

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