Olav Dale 1958-2014

Svært trist. Kvil i fred Olav Dale. Takk for musikken du gav oss, og for det fine samarbeidet vi hadde. Little waltz, Dabrhahi og Dabrhahi Again vil bli ståande lenge.

BT.: "Olav Dale døde fredag kveld etter lengre tids sykdom. Musikerkollega Dag Arnesen spilte sammen med Dale så sent som i august. Nå hyller han den avdøde vennen.
- Olav var ydmyk og full av respekt overfor andre, samtidig som han hadde kraftige og klare meninger som han sto for, sier Arnesen til BA. Dale hadde sin debut som musiker under Vossajazz i 1974, en festival han i ettertid har vært med på å prege. I 1988 ble Dale den første som ble tildelt festivalens egen pris, den årlige Vossajazzprisen. Tre år senere fikk han Gammleng-prisen, og senest i 2008 mottok han Sildajazz-prisen i Haugesund. Han har siden 1979 vært en sentral musiker i jazzmiljøet i Bergen, og har både ledet egne grupper og spilt med blant andre Ny Bris, Son Mu og Bergen Blues Band. I perioder har han medvirket i Oslo-baserte grupper som E'Olen, Oslo 13 og Lille Frøen Saxofonkvartett. I løpet av karrieren har Dale også spilt med en rekke internasjonale artister, som Philip Catherine, Phil Woods, Maria Schneider og Diana Krall"

Exciting NORCD-autumn

Elin Rosseland
Eikrem/Jerve
Lena Skjerdal
Karl Seglem
Parallax
Andreas Haddeland

stay tuned!

Baker Hansen at Big Dipper (Oslo)

To celebrate the great response on Baker Hansen playing Chet Baker songs in Norwegian - AND finally their vinyl-debut, they will play an intimate concert at record-shop BIG DIPPER in Oslo June 25 at 16.30. Be there!

BakerHansen soon out with a single taste from their coming album Ei som deg

Early next week the tune Sea du drog ( I get along without you very well) will be released as a digital single. This from BakerHansen forthcoming debut-album Ei som deg (Release April 11.2014)

Baker Hansen is the story of five Norwegian jazz musicians who have taken Chet Baker on a Norwegian language journey. The result is a fascinating encounter between American cool jazz and Norwegian mountain air, between old jazz standards and the Norwegian mother tongue. What does Chet Baker’s west-coast sound have to do with Norwegian poetry? Quite a bit, in fact. While staying in Scandinavia for several years in the 1980s, Chet collaborated with a number of Norwegian musicians. Now that the quintet BAKER HANSEN have taken up the torch, tunes from Chet Baker’s repertoire have gained renewed vigour through new Norwegian lyrics written by vocalist Sigurd Rotvik Tunestveit from Ål in Hallingdal. Through Baker Hansen’s lively arrangements, with both nostalgic and innovative touches, their audiences can rediscover a true jazz legend: Chet Baker.

Håkon Storm´s new album to come in February 2014

Fosfor is Håkon Storm’s sixth release under his own name. As a guitarist he works in the interface between an exploratory, expressive playing style, melodious lines and poetic sound surfaces. Fosfor is a new, exciting journey in landscapes that Håkon Storm is unique in creating. The use of a variety of acoustic and electric guitars produces a wide range of contrasting variations. The result is distinctive and original guitar music. The album was recorded live at Rainbow Studio with Jan Erik Kongshaug at the control board. The sound quality of the recording is exceptionally high, and represents a clear step forward from the NORCD release Zinober. As a guitarist, composer and bandleader, Storm has a broad background. He has played rock, fusion and jazz, as well as more experimental contemporary music, in which he explores the sound-producing potential of the guitar. He has composed music for both big bands and smaller ensembles. Storm works regularly with his own projects, and has toured in Japan and the USA, in addition to Europe. He also teaches at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.