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13. Dec. 2010 > the "Nu Jazz of Eivind Aarset" is described by 'The Jordan Times' from Amman/Jordania (!) as follows:
"..Those who have never heard electronic contemporary jazz before should listen with an open mind and ears,
forgetting anything such as traditional swing, blue notes and the like. This is the 21st century after all
and Aarset intends to do it justice..." - there is nothing to add! (nn)
9. Dec. 2010 > Eivind Aarset is featured and interviewed in american Guitar Player Magazine,
december issue (nn, umr)
  > Eivind Aarset was invited to play with "Gesellschaftsraum"  at Bochum, Buehne Kleines Theater
with german trumpeter John-Dennis Renken on 2010-12-01 as part of RUHR.2010  - European Capital of Culture
3. Dec. 2010

the Norwegian Salvation Army releases an album every Christmas, and this year,
with Silje Hrafa as the main artist, features Nils Petter Molvaer as one of the guests. (jtu)


Silje Nergaard also releases a Christmas album this year, featuring Arve Henriksen among others.  (jtu)


Mathias Eick will be doing the commission work for Vossajazz 2011.

his band, with Audun Erlien on bass, will be augmented by Morten Qvenild.

Eick will release his second album for ECM next year:  (jtu)

1. Dec. 2010
> Eivind Aarset and his dog ...
  > Eivind Aarset's gig 2010-12-02 Berlin Stilwerk Charlottenburg
has moved to February 9th, 2011 (ea)
  > watch several 2 min snippets from the movie "Es schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen" 
where Nils Petter Molvaer composed and performed the soundtrack.
also visible on youtube here
10. Nov. 2010

the following article has been published at by John Kelman:
Enjoy Jazz Festival, Mannheim, Germany, Days 4-6: November 11-13, 2010 - featured artists:  Nils Petter Molvaer w/ Iain Bellamy's FOOD - featured artist Håkon Kornstad

  > Nils Petter Molvaer pictures from Mannheim, Alte Feuerwache 2010-11-11

Nils Petter Molvaers 5 gig tour in Poland is cancelled because a local promotor stole the money
from the different arrangers and fled the country.He has not yet been caught. 

This is what NPM himself says on Myspace: Poland tour again.

It seems like the planned tour in Poland does not want to be "executed"? First the President dies in a planecrash,and we have to cancel.
 Then we plan to go on tour in mid. november,and the local promotor disappear from the face of the earth,witout informing us.We then
 learn that the concerts is cancelled(a week before the start of the tour!!!!!),and that the promotor has comitted some crime and is on the
 run abroad. Sound like a bad all the people that has bought tickets and wanted to hear the concert...I´m really sorry.
We will hopefully try again ....with a different promotor. Until then... All the best to everyone. regards, Nils Petter (jtu)

  > do not miss the upcoming Eivind Aarset gigs in germany:
- 2010-12-02 Cologne Stadtgarten
- 2010-12-03 Berlin Stilwerk Charlottenburg
  > the german engineering company ITBK uses
Eivind Aarset's
Connected: Family Pictures as reference for their measuring technologies
10. Nov. 2010 > Audun Erlien, Martin Horntvet a.o. appear on
Various Artists – “Barnas Supershow – Hytta Vår”, 2010 Egmont 61142 (jtu)
5. Nov. 2010 > Eivind Aarset was interviewed by Carina Prange from Jazzdimensions (jtu)
  > Eivind Aarset will be featured in Guitar Player Magazine, December 2010 issue (jtu)
27. Oct. 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer on tour in europe:
- 2010-11-20  POL   Bialystok   tbc
- 2010-11-19  POL   Chorzow   Chorzowskie Centrum Kultury
- 2010-11-17  POL   Warsaw   Fabryka Trzciny
- 2010-11-16  POL   Sopot       Pick'n'Roll Club
- 2010-11-15  POL   Krakow    Filharmonia Krakowska
- 2010-11-12  ESP   Granada  Teatro Isabel La Catolica
21. Oct. 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer on tour in germany:
- 2010-11-05  Darmstadt, Centralstation
- 2010-11-11   Mannheim,  Alte Feuerwache (Thomas Strønen: dr, Ian Ballamy: sax; Nils Petter Molvær: tp; Christian Fennesz: g)
  > Eivind Aarset performed with Werner Cee in Ludwigsburg
- 2010-10-07  Ludwigsburg  Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Reithalle.  review in german newspaper 'Stuttgarter Nachrichten'
  > Eivind Aarset's latest release "Live Extracts" is reviewed here in german magazine 'Kultur'
28. Sept. 2010 > fresh Nils Petter Molvaer tourdate sent by Jan Galega Brönnimann:
- 2010-11-10  FRA Strasbourg   Jazz d'Or Festival  Brink Man Ship feat. Nils Petter Molvaer
Jan Galega Brönnimann, clarinette contrebasse, saxophones, électroniques / René Reimann, guitare /
Christoph Staudenmann, batterie, programmation / Nya, voi, électronique / Nils Petter Molvaer, trompette
also attending on 10th of november: Hakon Kornstad + Sidsel Endresen
14. Sept. 2010 >

I am proud to announce the candidature of my stepdaughter Teresa

as a scholar ambassador of the ideas-expo 2011 in hannover. 

She is 17, a gymnasium coed with best school grades

and will probably study math & physics next year at hannover university.


thanks a lot for your support !

6. Sept. 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer will attend 20. Caz Festivali @ Akbank, Babylon, Instanbul, Turkey on 2010-09-28
  > update on Eivind Aarset tourdates in Germany:
- 2010-10-07 GER  Ludwigsburg w/ Werner Cee
- 2010-12-02 GER  Cologne Stadtgarten
- 2010-12-03 GER  Berlin Stilwerk
20. August 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer will attend Enjoy Jazz Festival Mannheim, Germany on 2010-11-11
as FOOD feat. Nils Petter Molvaer & Christian Fennes
13. August 2010 > Reykjavik Jazz Festival starts Aug, 14th and offers among others
Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset, Hakon Kornstad, Marilyn Mazur
  John Kelman covered the Nils Petter Molde trio in Molde at AllAboutJazz and dropped us a line:
"...the trio with Stian Carstensen and Erlen Dahlen was, in a word, stunning!" (jk)
2. August 2010 > german blog (engl: guitar strap) features Eivind Aarset's upcoming german tour
(for more dates go to the aarset subpage on the left hand side)
- 2010-08-14  GER   Wuerzburg   Hafensommer
- 2010-12-01   GER   Cologne         Stadtgarten
and offers a small tube video from 2009-11-20 Cagliari, Italy
26. July 2010 >

Nils Petter Molvaer received  the ”Edvard” award at this year’s Moldejazz for his album “Hamada”.

The award, named after Edvard Grieg, is presented by TONO (Norway’s Performing Arts Society). (jtu)


Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré also won an award earlier this year  for the music for the film
“Jakten på hukommelsen” (“Hunting down memory”, about a man that got amnesia) at the Kosmorama film festival at Trondheim, Norway., (jtu)


veral interviews with Nils Petter Molvaer in norwegian newspapers and -sites these days, because of him being “artist in residence” at Moldejazz. two examples here: (jtu)


pics from Nils Petter Molvaer’s early morning concert “Break of Day” with Geir “Biosphere” Jenssen at Moldejazz: (jtu)


John Kelman covers Nils Petter Molvaer’s gigs among others in his roadtrip articles from Moldejazz: (jtu)


Nils Petter Molvaer is also on the cover of the latest “Jazznytt”: (jtu)


The Punkt ’10 program seems to be near complete: (jtu)

22. July 2010
> John Kelman reviewed Food "Quiet Inlay" where Nils Petter Molvaer contributed:
"Even as a duo, Food generates a lot of sound. Strønen, in particular, combines bastardized drum kit, hand percussion and technology into a distinctive soundscaping approach, from pulse-driven to textural; spatially ethereal to jagged and dense. Ballamy's more economical playing is equally key in establishing a group sound, and based on its performance at Punkt 2006, Food could easily have continued on as a duo, but increases the unpredictability quotient by introducing a third player to the set."
14. July 2010
> Kjetil Husebø aka Optical-Substance made a new album "Adaption"
and this will come out on Aug 23, 2010 as CD, mp3 and flac through as well as on,,
iTunes  and many other music stores (kh)
12. July 2010 > notice all the fresh Eivind Aarset tourdates at
or better and more detailed at the Eivind Aarset subpage (on the left hand bar)
6. July 2010

"….and poppies from Kandahar" by Jan Bang | SamadhiSound (2010)
a review by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz as well as
Jan Bang: "Head, Shoulders, Hips, Knees and Toes" by John Kelman (jtu)
Live Sampler: Jan Bang interviewed at AAJ...and more !
5. July 2010 > Eivind Aarset supports Nik Bärtsch's RONIN at Zuerich, Exil Club on july 12, 2010
and probably tonite at Zuerich "Zum Glatten Köbi" (july 5, 2010)



watch a clip of a Nils Petter Molvaer concert with Paolo Fresu and Manu Katché at Montreal 2010-06-26 (jtu)
also here


Nils Petter Molvaer is “Artist in Residence” at Moldejazz 2010 (19th – 24th of July). He’ll be playing five gigs:
- Break of Day in Molde: NPM + Biosphere
- Sondre Bratland / NPM / Adam Rudolph / Eivind Aarset
- NPM Trio (w/ Stian Westerhus and Erland Dahlen)
- Gigi / NPM / Bill Laswell w/ friends (Jon Balke, Rune Arnesen, Baboucar Camara and Alieu Saine)
- Spin Marvel  feat. NPM (jtu)


norwegian singer-songwriter Unni Wilhelmsen has released her seventh album called “7” (St Cecilia Music STCCD3).

The album is produced by Eirik Honore and Jan Bang, and among the musicians we find Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Audun Erlien,
Lars Danielsson, Anders Engen, David Wallumrød, Fredrik Møller Ellingsen, Ronny Johnsen and Espen Jørgensen.

Unni Wilhelmsen will also be playing at Punkt ‘10. (jtu)

3. July 2010 > watch an 8 min video snippet from Nils Petter Molvaer at Posthof Linz, Austria, 2009-11-02
on WorldNews
  > An extraordinary improvisation session featuring Norwegian trumpeter  Nils Petter Molvaer,  Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu, and drummer Manu Katché  at Salle Gesù Sunday created an intense and unique soundscape.
The following is a subjective sampling of the evening in Montreal,  rendered in words (nn)
  > see pictures from BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction Session with Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset re-working material
from an earlier Late Junction Session by David Rothenberg, Lu Edmonds and the toucans at London Zoo (jtu)
  > Relaxed passage with aura: jazz tour guide Torun Eriksen and her new release "Passage" reviewed by webrebelzine.
Torun on tour in Germany:
10.09. Osnabrück – Lagerhalle
11.09. Dortmund – Domicil
13.09. Hamburg – Fabrik
14.09. Freiburg – Jazzhaus
15.09. Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
16.09. Köln – Altes Pfandhaus
18. June 2010
> Stian Westerhus (at this time on tour with Nils Petter Molvaer) published his new record "Pitch Black Star Spangled"
on Rune Grammophon label. read a detailed review from John Kelman here in AllAboutJazz
  > look+listen to some fine web broadcasts from Midtsommerjazz Ålesund 2009:
among others Terje Rypdal, Mathias Eick (mm)
16. June 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer @ Nattjaz, Grieghallen Bergen:
See an NPM interview and a small video snippet here at (jpr)
  > hear how some musicians names are pronounced in norwegian
(Molvaer, Bjornstadt, ...) here at FORVO
11. June 2010
> Jon Kelman, journalist of AllAboutJazz and an intimate connaisseur of the norwegian jazz scene
as well as a regular visitor and reporter of the PUNKT festival,
reviewed Kjetil Bjornstad's latest release "Remembrance" on ECM (jk)
  > Kjetil Husebø / Optical-Substance pt.2:

Optical-Substance is releasing a new album later in 2010. Besides Kjetil Husebø, the album includes the following musicians: Steinar Værnes (Trumpet), Terje Evensen (Drums), Alex Gunia (Guitar), Alex Kozmidi (Guitar), Bjørn Charles Dreyer (Guitar), Karolin Broosch (Violin), Sigrun Eng (Cello), Dimitry Süslov (Sax) and a lot of live-samplings from various musicians (recorded between 2006-2008). Read more about it in the blog. There`s also a link to one track from the album "Adaption" (kh)

9. June 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer @ Nattjaz, Grieghallen Bergen w/ Bergen Big Band was recorded by norwegian radio NRK (jpr)
  > also an audience recording has been reported:
NPM was flirting with Bergen Big Band. It was no ordinary Big Band concert, since NPM didn't want
any of the Big Band-cliches. He wanted to make it more like an organic soup, and he succeeded (opd)
  > read our member Kjetil Husebø's aka "OpticalSubstance" blog here as well as in Kjetil's myspace.
Kjetil Husebø:
improviser, live-electronics,producer,composer,piano/keyboard-player and live-sampling/programming.
Optical-Substance is his  main project featuring guest-musicians as: Jan-Erik Reknes (Trumpet), Audun Waage (trumpet),
Rune Mandelid: (E-bow/Guitar) (kh)
3. June 2010 > Jan Bang and Eric Honoré has begun to staff PUNKT 2010. more to come soon ...(jtu)

Thursday June 3rd, Nils Petter Molvaer will be playing with Bergen Big Band at Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway.
The concert is arranged by Bergen International Festival ( and Nattjazz (

The idea for the event comes from Bergen Big Band, and they also picked the tunes to play. Some of them NPM hasn’t played for twelve years, he says. At first NPM couldn’t quite see how it would be possible to arrange his music for this format.

The solution was to ask Rolf Wallin and Per Zanussi to do the arrangments.NPM also picked  Christian Eggen as a conductor for Bergen Big Band for this concert. NPM and BBB are joined on stage by Jan Bang. (jtu)

1. June 2010 > norwegian jazzer (Molvaer, Wesseltoft) as tourist guides in Oslo:
read an artikle online in german newspaper "ZEIT" (hjb)
27. May 2010
> a brand new Nils Petter Molvaer contribution popped up: Spin Marvel - The Reluctantly Politicised Mr. James
The Reluctantly Politicised Mr. James is the second album by Spin Marvel, a group that wowed critics on their debut self-titled album in 2005. Led by drummer Martin France, it features some of Europe’s most progressive improvisers and finest musicians and, with the addition of celebrated trumpeter Nils Peter Molvaer, marks a giant leap forward for the band and reflects some of the most exciting music currently bursting out of the European scene.
musicians: Martin France – drums, Nils Petter Molvaer – trumpet, John Parricelli – guitar, Tim Harries – bass, Terje Evensen – Percussion / Sound-Audio Editor (nn)
  > David Sylvian’s samadhisound imprint is steadily carving out a distinct niche in the between the improv scene and art-rock world.
The label has just released three new albums of work, with Jan Bang’s “and poppies from Kandahar,” being a good place to start for a newbie to the label. The conclusion, “Exile from Paradise,” is a performance of Sidsel Endresen’s “Undertow” that features Jon Hassell on trumpet. The musicians used a piece that was performed in one room and then remixed it with their own overlay a few minutes later.
U.S.-based guitarist Akira Rabelais’s solo affair, “Caduceus,” another of the label’s new offerings, is a feedback-drenched excursion into the wilder world of noise. The album features Rabelais’s self-developed software - the Argeïphontes Lyre - which allows chance effects.
Coming direct from the Japanese onkyo, or noise scene, is Toshimaru Nakamura’s ‘egrets’. This sees Nakamura teaming up with Arve Henriksen and guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama (nn)
17. May 2010 > Arve Henriksen appears on the brand new Gavin Bryars album "live at Punkt"
recorded live at Punkt Festival 2008 (jtu)
> Eivind Aarset's Live Extracts is reviewed by german JazzThing /83
as "cd of the week" (in german).
this live record was recorded mainly at the Moers Festival, germany,
but also in Bielefeld and other locations during teh german tour 2009 (jpr)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer's live performance at Jazztage Leverkusen 2009
will be aired by german tv WDR "Jazzline" on 2010-06-08 23:15
5. May 2010 > a video snippet of Nils Petter Molvaer's '2008 album "Re-Vision" popped up:
the final track, Leaps and Bounds, marks a circular return to the opening of the album, with Nizamettin Aric’s superb vocals guiding us into the most highly charged track on the album. the buildup is tense, but the tension never breaks, instead being sustained through changes in percussion and harmonic trumpet until Nizamettin Aric returns, heralding an increase in tension that snaps and falls into a dreamlike ending that segues into the distance. watch a video snippet here
  > tour review: Nils Petter Molvær and Dan Berglund's Tonbruket at Jazzfest Basel on (german)
30. April 2010
> Jan Bang, acclaimed producer and Punkt Festival co-founder releases expansive, lush production
featuring Jon Hassell, Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen, and Sidsel Endresen, wrote us:
"...just a quick note to let you know about the new mini site at Samadhisound and my new album.
release date is set to may 25. together with Eivind Aarset we´ll be touring germany early next year
as a duo performing material from both Eivinds fothcoming album and "...and poppies from Kandahar" (sound-cd ss018) (jb)
29. April 2010 > Eivind Aarset and his latest release "Live Extracts" in the press: swiss NZZ Online (in german)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer appears on Iain Bellamy's Slow Food "Quiet Inlet"
read an article in german here: "slow food for your ears" -
25. April 2010 > our hero JONT digged deep in the worldwideweb and listed some more Nils Petter Molvaer contributions:
- Sienná “Essence” (2010) ABON RECORDS, ABN0009
Kristin Solli Schøien  “Herman Wildenvey: Jeg Synger Min Sang For Vinden” (2008) HERMAN RECORDS: HERMAN002
- Finn Coren “Spring: The Blake Project” (1997) BARD RECORDS (1997), Katalognr.: BACD1 (also: Bugge Wesseltoft)
- Tove Karoline Knutsen "Tenn lampa" [lydopptak]. Arctica musikkproduksjon, 1992: TKK CD 001
- Lars Klevstrand. “Her!” (1987) GRAPPA (1987) Katalognr.: SCD9001
Chipahua  "The Soul Survivors" (CD) Sico Records SR200107, 2002 (re-release of the 1987 origin + bonustracks)
more details can be found in the
Nils Petter Molvaer discography section on the left hand bar (jtu)
22. April 2010 > Eivind Aarset is featured in german music magazine Jazzecho 4/2010

Ketil Bjørnstad has released a new album on ECM, “Remembrance
with Jon Christensen (drums) and Tore Brunborg (sax). Brunborg, known to NPM fans from the Masqualero days, seems to be in his prime, appearing on quite a lot of albums in 2009 and 2010. (jtu)


Øystein Sevåg will officially release his new album “The Red Album” in Norway on April 26th.

In addition to the tracks with his new band, the album also features a 10 minute track with Sevåg (grand piano, keys), Bendik Hofseth (sax), Eivind Aarset (guitar), Audun Erlien (bass) and Paolo Vinaccia (drums).
The track seems to be a “leftover” from the “Caravan” sessions in 2004. (jtu)

16. April 2010
> Torun Eriksen returns with her third album for Jazzland Recordings, "Passage", following "Glittercard" and "Prayers and Observations" with her trademark cool delivery of contemplative and emotionally infused compositions. musicians:
Torun Eriksen, vocal, Kjetil Dalland, elbass/gitar, Kjetil Steensnæs, gitar,
Anders Engen, trommer/perkusjon, Håkon Kornstad, tenorsax (jpr)
14. April 2010
> Eivind Aarset contributed to
Bugge Wesseltoft / Vinicius Cantuária "Verve now", 
Motor Music/Verve Records [r1019405], 1999
Eivind Aarset, Paolo Braga, Eric Friedlander,
Vinicius Cantuária, Bugge Wesseltoft
6. April 2010
> the newest release of Terje Rypdal is out now: "Crime Scenes".
A wildly exciting new album from Norway's electric guitar master, 'Crime Scene' plots a collaboration between Terje Rypdal's Skywards trio, with keyboardist Ståle Storløkken and drummer Paolo Vinaccia, plus old comrade Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, and the Bergen Big Band, conducted by Olav Dale. The large scale work, commissioned by the Natjazz Festival, was recorded live in Bergen. check out here at amazon (mb)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer's concert from JazzMasters Maastricht 2010-03-19
will be aired by netherlands VPRO Radio6 JazzLive on Apr. 22nd -
we are on the grid to catch the broadcast. (hjw)
> Nils Petter Molvaer's newest contribution to Ian Bellamy's Food is out now and named "Quit Inlet".
musicians among others Thomas Stronen, Nils Petter Molvaer, Christian Fennesz, Iain Ballamy.
see yourself at JPC or Amazon
29. March 2010
> Today, All About Jazz is doing a large feature on Eivind Aarset, Norwegian guitarist,
to celebrate the release of his latest Jazzland record, Live Extracts.
You can read all about it in an interview and CD review. There's a free download track from the album, a video of him in performance, a photo feature...even a contest giveaway.
Info here: (dexmike)
26. March 2010 > more about this year's Molde 'artist in residence', Nils Petter Molvaer and further participants: (nn) also (fb)
> go to Nordische-Musik and read in german about
Eivind Aarset's brand new release "Live Extracts"
and at
as well as about all older releases (fb)
  > said: Eivind Aarset is creating a new mood (nn)

Nils Petter Molvaer in Vancouver with Bill Frisell trio buried in body of article: (nn)

12. March 2010 >

Nils Petter Molvaer is this years Artist in Residence at MoldeJazz 2010.
The info says that he will play 5-6 concerts. But no more info at the moment (mm)

  > a gig review of interest about Nils Petter Molvaer
Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham UK 26-02-10 (nn)

  > here another article of interest - Norwegian musicians invade NW of USA:
read in Oregon Music News (nn)

also an older Eivind Aarset interview for you from 2009 in english: (nn)

2. March 2010 > hope that anyone has taped one of the UK gigs of Nils Petter Molvaer:
the reviews are all amazing: (nn)
> read an older but nevertheless interesting article about Jan Gunnar Hoff
and his last release "Magma". excerpt: "Norwegian guitar wizard Eivind Aarset
guests on a handful of tracks, playing far more guitaristically than on his own albums, like the sonically expansive Sonic Codex (Jazzland, 2007)"
- out of: (nn, mb)

the new SOMMA recording '23 Wheels Of Dharma' is available from theRareNoiseRecords Store

as 6 panel CD Digipack and digital. It features a core of six tibetan monks with myself on treated guitars and electronics, Bill Laswell, Hamid Drake, Nils Petter Molvaer and the voices of Raiz, Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari and the vocal trio Faraualla. From April 2010 it will be available on all digital stores under the IODA umbrella. You may stream the complete tracks from our soundcloud player - (nn)

> Eivind Aarset and Audun Kleive contributed to Hans Ulrik (aka husband and band member of
Marilyn Mazur) newest releae "Slow Procession": 2009 Stunt Records STUCD 09152 .
Hans Ulrik - saxophones, alto flute, Kasper Tranberg - trumpet, Eivind Aarset - guitar, Anders Jormin - bass, Audun Kleive - drums (nn)
28. February 2010 > more fresh tour dates:
Nils Petter Molvaer will perform with Bergen Big Band on June 3rd in a concert which is a collaboration between Nattjazz and FIB: (jtu)
  > Eivind Aarset will perform with Sonic Codex Orchestra at this year’s Nattjazz on May 28th
See and for more dates (jtu)
  > Mike Mainieri will tour with “Northern Lights” this winter and will play at Vossajazz on March 28th . “The Norwegian Posse”, as he calls them, are:
Mike Mainieri - vibes, Bendik Hofseth - sax, Bugge Wesseltoft - keys, Lars Danielsson - bass
Audun Kleive – drum. Of course Lars Danielsson is Swedish. (jtu)
22. February 2010
> read Eivind Aarset's "MY 2009" on Gube music!
he noticed a lot of things to know and gives an outlook for 2010.
so did Jan Bang and  his look back and forward, too. (jtu)
  > seems after all Eivind Aarset appears with Nils Petter Molvaer on the UK tour: (nn)
> Audun Erlien contributed to

Jarle Bernhoft – “Live – 1: Man 2: Band” 2010 HiFi-klubben (2CD, limited edition) 

Jarle Bernhoft - vocals, guitars, flute, keyboard, Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar, vocals,
Line Horntvedt - perc, flute, vocals, David Wallumrød - organ, clavinette, Audun Erlien - bass,
Martin Windstad - perc, Torstein Lofthus - drums (jtu)

> german jazz magazine JAZZTHETIK features in its februar issue
"Multispectral: How norwegian saxplayer Håkon Kornstad orchestrates his instrument"
16. February 2010 >

This short article came from New Musical Express "Time Out London":

Nils Petter Molvaer Band
"Norwegian trumpeter, producer and composer Molvaer stops off on his UK tour with his feisty new band of guitarist Eivind Arset, drummer Audun Kleive and sample genius Jan Bang, playing dark and moody material from his latest album 'Hamada' (Emarcy). His fine fusion of breakbeats, ambient sounds and spooky atmospherics - which have established him as one of the leading lights of 'Scandijazz' - are further enhanced by an eye-popping light show."

seems that they are providing "olds": correct lineup should be Molvaer-Westerhus-Kleive. on tour:
2010-04-30 GER Guetersloh Theater
2010-04-29 CHE Basel Theater Basel
2010-04-21 POL Szechin tbc
2010-04-10 BIH Sarajevo tbc
2010-03-19 NDL Maastricht Theater aan het Vrijthof
2010-03-12 NOR Moss Parkteatret/Tivoli Amfi
2010-03-09 NOR Askim Askim Kulturhus
2010-02-26 GBR Birmingham Hare & Hounds
2010-02-25 GBR Manchester Band on the Wall
2010-02-24 GBR Kendal Brewery Arts Centre
2010-02-23 GBR Leeds College of Music
2010-02-22 GBR London Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall
2010-02-21 GBR Gateshead The Sage Gateshead

15. February 2010 > Nils Petter Molvaer will appear this year's Jazz Masters Maastricht, Netherlamds.
come on March 19, 2010 to Theater aan het Vrijthofin Maastricht (hb)
10. February 2010
> read and listen to more details on EIVIND AARSET's
brand new release LIVE EXTRACTS at
LIVE EXTRACTS was published by Jazzland/Universal in Norway on Jan 26, in Europe probably in april,
or is availible up from now on GUBE MUSIC for your download (umr)
9. February 2010 > this year’s Trondheim Jazz Festival will happen 11th – 15th of may:
"it all begins on the 11th of may! Prepare yourself for five days of local, national and international jazz. everything from big stars to upcoming talents. together with our collaborators we have spent the last year trying to make 2010 both bigger and better than our previous festivals. we wish to offer our audience concerts they’ll never forget. hope to see you at this year’s festival.
visit for more info". artists, a.o.:
Bjørn Alterhaug, Ståle Storløkken, Viktoria Tolstoy, also: Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette
8. February 2010

you might have noticed it: Dhafer Youssef, who played over yeas with Eivind Aarset, Audun Erlien and Rune Arnesen, is currently announcing his new fantstic recording on his homepage.
Abu Nawas Rhapsody
it is called, and Dhafer recorded it with some of the most brilliant young musicians of present times. Take a taste and listen to the samples which are being presented by Dhafer. Then don’t hesitate to pick out one of his new forthcoming live events - you won’t regret ! (mg)

3. February 2010 > It's no secret that Scandinavia has been a musical hotspot for the past decade; artists in Norway and Sweden have been churning out deeply pleasurable pop, rock and electronic music, making a worldwide splash unseen since the days of Abba. The jazz, improvisational and experimental music of the region attract far less attention, but artistically, few other spots seem as potent these days. Both Sweden and Norway have deep jazz traditions. Swedish artists like Lars Gullin, Arne Domnerus and Jan Johansson first put the country on the map, while Norwegian jazz made itself felt through key releases on the German label ECM in the early '70s, when artists like Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal and Arild Andersen developed a new sound that tapped into local folk traditions with an austere, pastel sound. 
>> read & listen further at eMusic (mb)
21. Jan. 2010

read the interview with Mike Mainieri on AllAboutJazz

He has many good thing to say about the Norwegian musicians. And also some
interesting observations on Norwegian/European music’s inability to break through in the US (jtu)

14. January 2010 > Ninjatune has put up some JAGA JAZZIST tracks on Soundcloud from the upcoming
album "One Armed Bandit", also on myspace. I am listening now, and maybe you should too!
Jaga Jazzist members, a.o.: Mjjøs, Schei, Ormestad, Frjøland, Einarsen, L.Horntveth, L.Horntveth, M.Horntveth, Wabø, Eick, Moen, Westerhus
8. January 2010
> as reported earlier, Eivind Aarset & the  Sonic Codex Orchestra's newest release
LIVE EXTRACTS will be published by Jazzland/Universal soon. keep your eyes wide open for:

1. Electromoers *

2. Electromagnetic

3. Still Changing

4. Drøbak Saray

5. Murky Seven *

6. Sign Of Seven

7. Blaaveis *

* new unreleased  tunes !

Eivind Aarset: guitar and electronics on all tracks, Audun Erlien: bass on all tracks, Bjørn Charles Dreyer: guitar and pedal steel on all tracks, Gunnar Halle: trumpet and synth on tracks 1,2,3,5, Wetle Holte: drums, electronics and percussion on all tracks, Erland Dahlen: drums and percussion on tracks 1,2,5,6 and 7 

Torstein Lofthus: drums on track 3, Håkon Kornstad: saxophone tracks 3 and 7 (nn)

7. January 2010 > new on myspace: The Bugge Wesseltoft / Henrik Schwarz Duo.
see also Jazzland Nights @ Berlin 2009
> Jazzland Nights will come again to
Berlin, Admiralspalast, on January 21, 2010
as an exclusive OHSOTRUE showcase for fans with
- Torum Eriksen
Håkon Kornstad
- Peer Neumann
3. January 2010 >

this year's development starts with upcoming EIVIND AARSET tourdates:
2010-04-12 QAT Quatar (w/ Dhafer Youssef)
2010-02-08 ITA Sonic Codex 4tet tour in Italy TBA: 8.-22.2.
2010-02-07 GBR London (w/ Andy Sheppard)
2010-02-06 GBR Southampton (w/ Andy Sheppard)
2010-02-05 FRA Caen, Theatre De Caen (w/ Andy Sheppard)
2010-02-04 FRA Paris, Sunside (w/ Andy Sheppard)
2010-02-03 FRA Paris, Sunside  (w/ Andy Sheppard)
2010-01-23 GER Dortmund, Domicil
2010-01-22 GER Bielefeld, Bunker Ulmenwall
2010-01-20 GER Essen, Zeche Carl
2010-01-19 GER Mannheim, Alte Feuerwache
2010-01-16 GER Muenchen, Unterfahrt
2010-01-15 GER Kircheim / Teck, Bastion
2010-01-14 AUT Salzburg, JazzIt
2010-01-13 CHE Bern, Bee Flat

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