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7. December 2013 > Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset contributed to the upcoming Dhafer Youssef release
'Birds Requiem', Via OKeh Records in january 2014 (nn)

Dhafer Youssef - "Birds Requiem" w/ Eivind Aarset and Nils Petter Molvaer (and others)


http://www.platekompaniet.no/Musikk.aspx/CD/Dhafer_Youssef/Birds_Requiem/?id=88883721842 (jtu)


Short movie with interview (Dhafer Youssef, Eivind Aarset and others) about «Birds Requiem» .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0XimaROpGg (jtu)

> read a review about Enjoy-Festival 2013 by John Kelman
handling among others Nils Petter Molvaer and Jaga Jazzist from November 2013

new interview w/ Nils Petter Molvær in AllAboutJazz
(where he also talks about his next project “Lucid Dream”):

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=45798  (jtu)

review of Moritz von Oswald/Nils Petter Molvaer’s “1/1” by John Kelman:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=45782 (jtu)
also a review on german newspaper Thueringische Landeszeitung
as well as on german jazzmagazine JazzThetik

new album by Ketil Bjørnstad w/ Eivind Aarset "La Notte", ECM records 3724553:


http://www.platekompaniet.no/Musikk.aspx/CD/Ketil_Bjrnstad/La_Notte/?id=3724553 (jtu)


Nils Petter Molvaer has done a tour in norway in december with "Nordic Voices"



Dec 3: NV & NPM Fredrikstad Domirke, N

Dec 4: NV & NPM Trondheim, Vår Frue kirke, N

Dec 5: NV & NPM Tromsø, Ishavskatedralen, N

Dec 6: NV & NPM Bergen Domkirke, N

Dec 7: NV & NPM Drammen, Bragernes kirke, N

Dec 8: NV & NPM Oslo, Paulus kirke, N (jtu)

  > a review on Johannes Enders w/ Nils Petter Molver at Bochum 2013-11-09

"Music from Norway: Just How Important Is It, Really? "
asks John Kelman from AllAboutJazz

29. October 2013 > some press releases about Nils Petter Molvaer/Moritz von Oswald newest cd "1/1"
- morgenweb rhein-neckar (german)
- Rheinzeitung (german)
- Die Welt (german)
- Zeit online (german)
- laut.de (german)
- news.ch (german)
- JazzEcho (german)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer's "Baboon Moon" nominated for norwegian Grammy! read more on NPM homepage
  > great review of Arve Henriksen's "Places of Worship" @ The Guardian (jtu)
  > a review on Johannes Enders feat Nils Petter Molvaer 2013-11-09 Bochum
19. September 2013 > the following article has been published at AllAboutJazz.com:
Punkt Festival 2013 by John Kelman
  > news from Jan Bang:

Henning Bolte has delivered an extended analysis of “Narrative from the Subtropics” for AllAboutJazz:


http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10126389 (jtu)


Dagsavisen and Side2 both look at Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang’s albums together as related albums:


http://www.side2.no/musikk/anmeldelser/article3675701.ece (jtu)


from Eivind Aarset’s home page:
"I have contributed on several tracks on the new album "Berserk" (released on Rare Noise Records) made and produced by the gifted musicians/producers Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari and Lorenzo Feliciati.
other contributers to the project are: Pat Mastaletto, Gianluca Petrella, Jamie Saft, Sandro Satta,
Fabrizio Puglis, Jamie Saft, Cristiano Calcagnile, Simone Cavina" (jtu)


Kjetil Husebø has released a new solo album called «Sources». the album is getting very solid reviews in Norway: http://kjetilhuseboe.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/kjetil-husebo-sources/ (jtu)


Mari Boine has released a new album with her music rearranged for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra:


http://www.vg.no/musikk/artikkel.php?artid=10126392 (jtu)

  > and last not least: Audun Erlien plays on Torun Eriksen’s new album “Visits” and will also be touring with her.
the band is: Torun Erikson, David Wallumrod, Audun Erlien, Ola Hultgren. http://www.toruneriksen.no/norsk/hjem.php (jtu)
10. September 2013
> CD/LP/Track review Arve Henriksen "Places of Warship" (2013, Rune Grammophon)
by John Kelmann from AllAboutJazz. with a.o. Arve Henriksen:; Jan Bang; Erik Honoré;
Lars Danielsson; Eivind Aarset; Jon Balke; Christian Wallumrød

CD/LP/Track review Jan Bang "Narrative from the Subtropics" (2013, Jazzland Recordings)
by John Kelmann from AllAboutJazz.
personnel, among others:: Jan Bang; Nils Chr. Moe Repstad; Eivind Aarset; Sidsel Endresen; Lars Danielsson; Erik Honoré; Arve Henriksen; Stian Westerhus; Nils Petter Molvæer

4. September 2013
> a major event will come up in november 6 - 10: Trans4Jazz Festival in Ravensburg, germany.
among others like Magnus Öström band and Marilyn Mazur Celestial Circle especially
Enders Dome
feat. Nils Petter Molvær (the one and only german concert) will appear.
see also a Trans4Jazz trailer in youtube (tf)
> listen to samples of the new Nils Petter Molvaer / Moritz von Oswald album "1/1"
@ universal music (hjb, mg).
  > visit also Nils Petter Molvaer's next concerts. so far
08.09.2013 - N, Kristiansand - Kick Scene /w Moritz von Oswald
28.09.2013 - PL, Kielce /w Moritz von Oswald
21.10.2013 - D, Mannheim – Enjoy Jazz Festival /w Moritz von Oswald
02.11.2013 - FIN, Tampere /w Manu Katche
07.11.2013 - NL, Hertogenbosch – solo performance
08.11.2013 - NL, The Hague – Rewire Festival /w Moritz von Oswald
09.11.2013 - D, Bochum - Christuskirche Bochum /w Enders Room
10.11.2013 - D, Ravensburg - Evangelische Stadtkirche /w Enders Room
11.11.2013 - PL, Gdansk /w Manu Katche
16.11.2013 - GB, London - Kings Place /w Spin Marvel
17.11.2013 - GB, London - Kings Place /w Jan Bang
> Terje Rypdal released a new album "Melodic Warrior":
read a first impression by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz
26. August 2013
> Christian Wallumrød published a new record on ECM label: Christian Wallumrød Ensemble: "Outstairs"
John Kelman from AllAboutJazz gives you some impressions
  > german newspaper Frankfurter Neue Presse reviewed Nils Petter Molvaer 2013-08-18 Frankfurt.
also a review about in Journal Frankfurt

Moritz von Oswald and future jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær announce "1/1", a collaborative LP.
addionally check also @ residentadvisor and beatsinternational (nn/hjb)
Nils Petter Molvaer and Moritz von Oswaldwill also be performing the entire album at Punkt Festival
on Sunday Sept 8 (nn)

31. July 2013

2013 Molde International Jazz Festival:
Molde, Norway, July 15-20, 2013. a review by John Kelman.
view the article here: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=45007

14. June 2013 >

short outlook tothe Rewire Festival, Den Haag nov 2013  featuring Nils Petter Molvaer and Moritz von Oswald: http://thequietus.com/articles/12544-rewire-festival-2013 (nn)

  > an interview with Nils Petter Molvaer on the occasion of ELbjazz Hamburg 2013-05-24+25
„Ich fürchte mich vor Stagnation“ on artistxite (in german)
> also a report about  Nils Petter Molvaer  ELbjazz Hamburg 2013-05-24+25
by John Kelman in AllAboutJazz (jk)
  > Eivind Aarset as MARTUX on youtube:
"The world as One" from the album "Imagine" by MARTUX_m Crew:
Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Bearzatti, Eivind Aarset - Parco della Musica Records PDM 047 CD (pps)
31. May 2013 > Nils Petter Molvaer will perform with Moritz von Oswald
the Enjoy Jazz Festival in Mannheim, germany on 2013-10-21
  > Nitya found another canvas painting of Nils Petter Molvaer.
an older known one can be found here: www.piecesofjazz.de (nn)
  > from Kjetil Husebø’s (aka "Optical Substance") facebook page (April 30th):
"I´m recording a new solo album at Audiopol Studio/Ibsenhuset, Skien.
great Steinway grand piano here! aided by Audun Kleive (as sound engineer)."
there is a video from Kjetil’s solo concert at this year’s Tape to Zero (jtu)
  > from Eivind Aarset’s facebook page:  new "Dream Logic" reviews out ! ;)
Mojo: www.eivindaarset.com/press/reviews/2013/mojo
Jazzwise: www.eivindaarset.com/press/reviews/2013/jazzwise
Guitar Player Magazine: www.eivindaarset.com/press/reviews/2013/guitarplayermagazine (jtu)
> and again a fresh review of Hedvig Mollestad Trio "All of Them Witches" (2013)
by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz (jk)

also, AllAboutJazz.com has published a new interview with Arve Henriksen:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44554 (jtu)

14. May 2013 >

Jaga Jazzist's new release: "Live with Britten Sinfonia"
an article  by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz (jk)

> a new release "Seven Hills" by Alexi Tuomarila Trio (Tuomarila/Eilertsen/Louhivuori)
is piublished by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz (jk)
  > CD/LP/Track Review by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz:
Jan Bang / Erik Honore
/ Gaute Storaas / Arve Henriksen: Knut Hamsun's Victoria (Jazzland, 2013) (jk)
  > another review:  Eyes of a Blue Dog: "Rise"(Babel, 2013) by john Kelman from AllAboutJazz:
a fresh release by norwegian drummer Terje Evensen and worth a listen (jk)
  > Extended Analysis of 'Moster!' from Edvard Lygre Moster
by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz (Hubro Records, 2013) (jk)

Nils Petter Molvær with BIOSPHERE: NPM is joined at Brecon Jazz by Biosphere
(Norwegian musician Geir Jenssen), who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music.
well known for his use of music loops and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources, his 1997 album Substrata
is considered one of the best classic ambient albums of all time (nn)

26. April 2013 >

watch a 50 min audience video of Eivind Aarset from 2012-05-19 St.Petersburg
on youtube. it says on the credits to that video it was edited by Eivind.
The picture is a little rough due to the low light

but the sound is pretty good. The band was cookin' that night (nn)

19. April 2013 >

Nils Petter Molvær plays on Trilok Gurtu’s album “Spellbound”.

http://moosicus.com/spellbound/. the album by indian masterdrummer Trilok Gurtu
released in April 2013. feat. a lineup of great trumpet players:
Nils Petter Molvær, Ibrahim Maalouf and Paolo Fresu (jtu)

11. April 2013 > more news from an brand new release of Nils Petter Molvaer from his facebook page
"Started on a new album. recording in Amper Tone Studio on a "brand new" Neve 8048 :-)
planned release beginning 2014..." (jtu)
> John Kelman from AllAboutJazz reviews intensely
Vossa Jazz 2013, march 22-24 on 6 pages
8. April 2013 > our friend and memeber of molvaer.de, Kjetil Husebø aka Optical Substance
starts with this year Tape To Zero concerts @ Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo 18-19 April 2013.
on board are a.o. Bnedik Hovik Kjeldsberg, Kjetil Husebø, Splashgirl feat. Stian Westerhus,
Sea Change, PD Conception, Westerhus/Bang/Honoré and Leafcutter Jon (kh)
> John Kelman from AllAboutJazz reports about the recent concerts of
- Elephant9 with Reine Fiske, Oslo, 2013-03-21
- Thomas Strønen's Time is a Blind Guide, Oslo, 2013-03-20
6. April 2013 > the 2013 Trondheim Jazz Festival features mainly contemporary and exiting scandinavian and european jazz. the festival focus particularly on the interaction between the performers and the audience. the fokus lectures has grown an important part of the festival program from 7th to 12th may 2013
22. March 2013 >

Good news from Nils Petter Molvaer's facebook page about an in october upcoming album:

"sitting here with Lorens and Moritz von Oswald doing some raw-mixes for
the album to be relased in october
. apx 90 minutes to be edited down to 50-ish :-) dark lovely soundscapes. it ended up quite ambient. I like the feel of it :-)" (jtu)

> John Kelman reviews Mats Eilertsen Trio "Sails Set" (2013) in AllAboutJazz
18. March 2013 > if you love E.S.T then you should check out Phronesis,
a danish/swedish/british jazz trio: www.myspace.com/phronesismusic and www.phronesismusic.com (tf)
  another article in AllAboutJazz by John Kelman:
Fire! Orchestra "Exit!", oublished by Rune Grammophon 2013. Fire!Orchestra consists of
saxophonist/electric pianist Mats Gustafsson, bassist Johan Berthling and drummer Andreas Werlin
10. March 2013 > german jazz magazine JazzEcho features the newest album by Beady Belle "Cricklewood Broadway".
go and listen to the sound samples and view the video
> read an interesting article and band recommendation by John Kelman in AllAboutJazz:
Moskus "Salmesykkel" and listen to the music at amazon (jk)
  > and again another norwegian jazzband: "Panzerpapa".
fresh cd released by Rune Grammophon "Astromalist". sound sample on youtube (mb)
8. March 2013 > german music magazine JazzThing #97 (feb/mar 2013: "stories") features Eivind Aarset (jpr)

from the Punkt Festival’s facebook page:

“Victoria” soundtrack available now: Punkt’s Jan Bang and Erik Honoré have composed the music for "Victoria", based on Knut Hamsun’s novel, together with Arve Henriksen and Gaute Storaas. “Victoria” is directed by Torun Lian (“Bare skyer beveger stjernene”, “Frida med hjertet i hånden”) and the main actors are Jakob Oftebro, Iben Akerlie and Bill Skarsgård. The film premieres in Norway this weekend. the soundtrack is available on iTunes , and on CD from monday, march 11th.

Also from the Punkt Festival’s facebook page: 
Punkt 2013 dates confirmed: 5. – 7. September.  stay tuned! (jtu)

  > an older album popped up here:  Ocean Fables "Havblik"
 a danish band from 92, the album sounds like something that could have made it on ECM. Cool and Nordic. published at Olufsen Records. Klavs Hovman - bass, Bjarne Roupé - guitar, Marilyn Mazur - perc,
Kim Kristensen - keys ,  Jens Winther -  trumpet.
this album was released on CD - so it might be possible to get it second hand (mb)
  > Jørgen Emborg ‎"Sargasso" - scandinavian jazz from 1979.
has apparently not been released as CD, but the LP should be possible to get second hand.
listen to it on youtube (mb)
  > another older scandinavian piece of jazz from '82: Træmodellerne with the album "Six Winds".
listen to the music (was never released as cd) and have a look on discogs.
members ofTræmodellerne are:
bass – Peter Danstrup, drums – Alex Riel , guitar – Karsten Houmark , keyboards – Ben Besiakov,
marimba, vibraphone, percussion, vocals Marilyn Mazur, saxophone – Uffe Markussen (mb)
22. February 2013 > Jaga Jazzist to release "Jaga Jazzist Live With the Britten Sinfonia" on May 6, 2013.
read an article in AllAboutJazz by John Kelman. also a link on youtube.
more information here: http://jagajazzist.com (mb)
31. January 2013 >

from Punktfestival’s facebook page:

"Punkt’s Jan Bang and Erik Honoré have composed the music for "Victoria", based on Knut Hamsun’s novel, together with Arve Henriksen and Gaute Storaas. “Victoria” is directed by Torun Lian (“Bare skyer beveger stjernene”, “Frida med hjertet i hånden”) and the main actors are Jakob Oftebro, Iben Akerlie and Bill Skarsgård. the film will premiere in norway on march 1st.

long trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YMhINaS5xg

shorter trailer with English subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YP9PGmHYOs (jtu)

  > a large set of professional pictures from Nils Petter Molvaer 2012-11-29 Kharkov
@ http://mankelly.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/nils-petter-molvaer/
  > find here a lot of Nils Petter Molvaer videos
@ http://www.veengle.com/s/molvaer/2.html
  > Eivind Aarset live from Damascus "Jazz Lives" 2010-07-13 on youtube:
"Drøbak Saray", "Sign Of Seven"
29. January 2013 > review on Eivind Aarset 2013-01-26 Ruesselsheim concert @ Rhein-Main-Presse (german)
28. January 2013 > Punkt Ensemble (Jan Bang, Eric Honoré, Eivind Aarset, Arve Henriksen + Hamid Drake)
live at Teatro Manzoni in Milano 2013-01-20 @ youtube:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIKMjP7vVsM (pps)

> an article in AllAboutJazz reviews Hanna Paulsberg Concept "Waltz for Lilli":
written by John Kelman
19. January 2013 > Morten Mølster, aged 50, died from a sudden cardiac arrest Monday this week during physical exercise.
to Nils Petter Molvaer fans he will be remembered for playing on the iconic album “Khmer”, but in norway he was best known as the guitartist in the band "The September When" in the period 1990-1996, when they had great success in norway. he was also involved as a musician in many other collaborations, especially within jazz. after the band split up he pursued a career within PR alongside being both CEO (1999-2000) and chairman (2012-2013) of the Stavanger Symphonic Orchestra. he was a strong driving force behind many musical activities in the Stavanger area and heavily involved with the Maijazz festival in Stavanger.
Mølster leaves behind wife and three children. article in Aftenbladet here (jtu)
  > apparently Dhafer Youssef is recording a new album, and has posted two new pics on his facebook page.
as you can see, both Nils Petter Molvaer and Eivind Aarset are involved (jtu)
16. January 2013 > bad news from Stian Westerhus' webpage:
"hey, I will be doing my last ever shows with the Nils Petter Molvær band this spring as I have decided to abandon ship. We played Rockefeller in Oslo last week, and I’ll be doing Tbilisi, Stavanger and Hamar before our paths go in different directions.
It’s been a fun ride, some really beautiful gigs and great audiences. Thanks all, and I hope to see you out there !
Stian" (JR)
15. January 2013 > newest Eivind Aarset tourdates:
2013-02-15 TUR Istanbul, Borusan Music Hall (w/ Jan Bang)
2013-02-07 NOR Molde Storyville
2013-02-06 NOR Ørsta tbc
2013-02-02 NOR Stavanger (or Haugesund) tbc
2013-02-01 NOR Bergen USF Sardinen
2013-01-30 NOR Oslo John Dee
2013-01-26 GER Ruesselsheim Jazz Fabrik
2013-01-24 NOR Bodø Jazz Open
  > austrian Kulturzeitschrift sinned about Eivind Aarset's latest release "Dream Logic"
  > read the article "sound poet out of the cold" related to Eivind Aarset's gig in Ruesselsheim, 2013-01-26

Nils Petter Molvaer yesterday posted a link on his official facebook page
to the concert in the Nidarosdomen with the choir
Schola Sanctae Sunnivae on february 2nd
information in norwegian only, but apart from the concert date,
there really is no new information that we haven’t already covered.

> John Kelman reviewed Food "Mercurial Balm" (Iain Ballamy & Thomas Strønen) 
in AllAboutJazz where Eivind Aarset and Nils Petter Molvaer contributed
5. January 2013 >  A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 TO ALL OF YOU FANS !
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