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29. September 2014 >

new video about Nils Petter Molvaer's Lucid Dream http://vimeo.com/104499033.

Lucid Dream will be set up on a forest island in the Oslo fjord on 10th-12th of September 2015

  > nice review from Nils Petter Molvaer 2014-08-16 Palatia Jazz Herxheim (jtu)

from Nils Petter Molvaer's facebook page on the 28th of August:

"I did music for the wonderful poetic movie "Remake.me" by Unni Straume. just released. here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/remake.me.film?fref=ts (jtu)

> Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer
feat. Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang:
Jamaica's multi Grammy Award winners and the heartbeat of the island will perform
onstage with electro-jazz pioneer and trumpet virtuoso Nils Petter Molvaer
for some unique shows in 2015 with a set of new material composed specially for this tour (mg)
> latest reviews by Jon Kelman from AllAbout Jazz:
Arve Henriksen "The Nature of Connection"
Arve Henriksen - trumpet, Nils Økland - violin, Svante Henryson - cello, Gjermund Larsen -violin
Mats Eilertsen - bass, Audun Kleive - drums
Interstatic "Arise"

Roy Powell - hammond organ, Jacob Young - guitar, Jarle Vespestad - drums
Jenny Hval & Susanna "Meshes of Voice"
Jenny Hval - voice, piano, Susanna - voice, grand piano, Anita Kaasbøll - voice, drums, Jo Berger Myhre - bass
  > Spring quintet "Kro". PMC 330, P & C 1981 Polar Music International AB, Stockholm.
Stefan Grahn - sax, Bjarne Roupé - guitar, Mats Lundvall - piano, Erik Westin - bass, Carl Størmer - drums.
since the mid-60's scandinavian music has been restless in the searching of its own identity as in the music of the most conspicuosly, Jan Garbarek, Jan Johansson and the Swedish Radio Jazzgroup.
this album represents the best in this tradition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqR-3aFKKYk (mb)

Punkt 2014: Nils Christian Moe Repstad / Erik Honoré listening session on Saturday 6 September. Nils Christian writes:
For 10 years of collaboration with foremost Jan Bang and Erik Honore, but also many other amazing musicians, in and around Punkt, I have tried to make literary texts and a literary voice become more symbiotic with the element of sound. It’s been like walking a fine and fragile line, understanding bit by bit the balance and sensitivity it requires. And after a live performance in Oslo in 2013, where I released a two volume book, "The theory of the singular", I felt together with Jan and Erik that we had material for a record, based on the live recording and on the foundation of this book. So on 20 September I'm releasing a record on Jazzland/Universal together with Nils Petter Molvær, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré and Eivind Aarset. It comes as a download version and a limited edition cd box, where both volumes of the book translated into English are included, which make this record simply called "The theory of the singular" quite unique.
At one of Punkt’s "listening sessions", Saturday 6 September, you can hear me and Erik Honoré in conversation with Fiona Talkington, speaking about the ten years of collaboration and the upcoming record, which Erik has produced and mixed. You will also hear excerpts of what we have done together over these years, and tracks from the new record. (jtu)

> John Kelman reviews Eric Honoré "Heliographs" in AllAboutJazz.
Eric Honoré - samples, Sidsel Endresen - voc, Ingar Zach - perc, Jan Bang - samples, Eivind Aarset - guitar, Arve Henriksen - trumpet a.o.
14. August 2014 > For the premiere of Nils Petter Molvaer's new project ‘Lucid Dream’ he leaves the stage and
heads into German forests to stage a unique new audiovisual installation (jtu). relevant links:
  >  new “expanded edition” of Jon Hassell’s “City: Work of Fiction” (1990) has just been released,
and here is John Kelman’s review:
in addition here’s a fresh interview with Hassell:
and here is an interesting program featuring Jon Hassell (unfortunately only in 96kbps):
http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/morning-becomes-eclectic/jon-hassell-2014-07-16 (jtu)
> After more than a decade of conducting interviews and attending festivals,
italian writer Luca Vitali released his book
“Il Suono del Nord - La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz Europea”
about the Norwegian jazz scene last year. in this edition of Sound Check Norway
he explains why, and what it is that makes the scene so unique (lv)
> new releases reviewed by Jon Kelman from AllAboutJazz:
- Hedvig Mollestad Trio "Enfant Terrible"
- Marius Neset w/ Trondheim Jazz Orchestra "Lion"
- sPacemoNkey (Morten Qvenlid/Gard Nielssen) "The Karman Line"
- Stein Urheim "Stein Urheim"
- Various Artists (a.o. Slettahjell, Wesseltoft, Reiersrud) "Norwegian Woods - Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic II"
- Bugge Wesseltoft " OK World"
> here are some reviews of Nils Petter Molvaer's latest album “Switch”.
thousand thanks to the restless Jon Trygve Utne for his restless workout.
  > From Punkt’s Facebook page:
Sidsel Endresen, Jan Bang and Erik Honoré live-remixed the concert by Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Hollanda at this year’s Molde International Jazz Festival. Jan and Erik only had piano and mandolin as sample sources this evening, and the result you can listen to here (the remix starts at 14:45):
http://radio.nrk.no/serie/jazzklubben/MKMR43003014/27-07-2014  (jtu)
  > a new sound experience by Needlepoint: "Outside The Screen" (in german) :
more info on Needlepoints guitarist Bjorn Klakegg (mb)
3. July 2014 > Nils Petter Molvaer visited Jazzfest Bonn, Germany on 2014-05-31 (additional links here and here and here)
Nils Petter Molvær – Trompete, Electronics, Jo Berger Myhre – Bass,
Geir Sundstol – Pedal Steel, Erland Dahlen – Schlagzeug
> Ketil Bjornstad's newest album: "Sunrise" (a cantata on texts by Edvard Munch) (2014).
a review by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz.
Kari Bremnes: vocal; Aage Kvalbein: cello; Matias Bjørnstad: alto saxophone; Bjørn Kjelllemyr: double bass;
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen: percussion; Ketil Bjørnstad: piano; Oslo Chamber Choir, Egil Fossum conductor.
> Jacob Young's newest album: "Forever Young", reviewed by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz.
Jacob Young: guitars; Trygve Seim: tenor and soprano saxophones; Marcin Wasilewski: piano; Slawomir Kurkiewicz: double bass; Michal Miskiewicz: drums
26. May 2014 > another review about Nils Petter Molvaer's newest release "Switch" can be read here
  > Nils Petter Molvaer's newest release "Switch" is reviewed by german magazine Jazzthetik mai/jun 2014 (hjb)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer and Moritz von Oswald at XJAZZ-Festival, Berlin (mg)
  > Rebekka Bakken has published an album with songs from Tom Waits: "Little Drop Of Poison".
read a german article in JazzEcho online.
  > John Kelman from AllAboutJazz reports from Maijazz 2014 in Stavanger
  > Luca Vitali from Italy published  a view on norwegian jazz in form of a  book:
“Il Suono del Nord - La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz Europea”
visit the wen presence here http://www.ilsuonodelnord.com/ (lv)
17. April 2014 > german newspaper "Südwest Presse" hindsights
Nils Petter Molvaer 2014-04-03 Sudhaus, Tuebingen
  > latest release from Arve Henriksen "Chron" + " Cosmic Creation"
is bespoken by John Kelmann from AllAboutJazz
  > a new release by Ola Kvernberg trio " Northern Tapes"
reviewed by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz
7. April 2014 > german newspaper "Reutlinger Generalanzeiger" reports us about
Nils Petter Molvaer 2014-04-03 Sudhaus, Tuebingen
3. April 2014 > Nils Petter will tour europe march to september:
2014-04-03 Sudhaus, Tuebingen http://www.songkick.com/concerts/18809424-nils-petter-molvaer

2014-05-22 Nattjazz, Bergen http://www.nattjazz.no/index.php?Start=0&Nyhet=177

2014-05-28 Porgy&Bess, Wien http://porgy.at/prog-01.php?id=6219

2014-05-31 Jazzfest, Bonn http://www.last.fm/event/3785707+jazzfest+bonn

2014-07-04 Kongsberg Jazzfestival http://kongsberg-jazzfestival.no/konsert/nils-petter-molvaer

2014-07-23>26 Canal Street, Arendal http://canalstreet.no/no/Program/
lineup: Nils Petter Molvaer - trumpet, Geir Sundstøl - guitar, Jo Berger Myhre - bass,
Erland Dahlen - drums + Johnny Skalleberg - sound, Tord Knudsen - light

note that some tour dates seem to replace Berger Myhre - bass  with Morten Qvenild - keys.  (jtu)


> Nils Petter Molvaer's newest release "Switch" is reviewed by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz:
track Listing: Switch; The Kit; Intrusion I; Quiet Corners; Strange Pillows; Intrusion VII; Bathroom; Intrusion VI; Somewhere Shady; Intrusion III.
personnel: Nils Petter Molvær: trumpet, electronics, voice; Geir Sundstol: pedal steel guitar, six string bass, National resophonic guitar; Morten Qvenild: hyper piano, programming and electronics; Erland Dahlen: drums, metal plate, log drum, steel drum, drum machine, blossom, bells, xylophone, electric guitar, baritone guitar; Jon Marius Aareskjold: additional programming. (mb)
read also articles about "Switch"
-in german newspaper "WAZ"
- online magazine "OKEH" (pps)
- more details on "Switch" at Marlbank (jtu)
> Twinscapes is the new project created by Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati,
with the participation of Andi Pupato, David Jackson, Nils Petter Molvaer and Roberto Gualdi.
released at RareNoiserecords (pps)

Sir Dhahii has just put up a new site for Nils Petter Molvaer's Lucid Dream”: http://www.luciddream.no

and the world  premiere for “Lucid Dream” is happening in Duesseldorf:  http://www.schumannfest.de/programm/nils-petter-molvaer-lucid-dream-weltpremiere (jtu)
- also an interview with Nils Petter Molvaer at AllAboutJazz (jtu)

  > Marilyn Mazur was on tour with her project "Spirit Cave" in Ruesselsheim 2014-03-13.
band members were Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang.
we've gladly catched an audience recording in good quality.
read also a reviewin  german newsmagazine Main-Spitze
4. February 2014 > Tord Gustavsen released a new cd "Extended Circle".
read all to know at AllAboutJazz
24. January 2014 > Nils Petter Molvaer's upcoming release "Switch":
listing with nice LARGE cover shot and song titles here at amazon.co.uk (nn)
> Luca Vitali from Italy published  a view on norwegian jazz in form of a  book:
“Il Suono del Nord - La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz Europea”
(The Sound of the North – Norway champion of the European jazz scene)
Publisher: Auditorium Edizioni: 320 pages.Size: 14x21cm,  ISBN 9788886784979
Preface by Paolo Fresu, introduction by Fiona Talkington (BBC Radio3) and Jan Granlie (Jazznytt)
21. January 2014 > Nils Petter Molvaer will release his new album "Switch" on april 4, 2014
http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/Nils-Petter-Molvaer-Switch/hnum/4046382 (hjb)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang as Marilyn Mazur's "Spirit Cave"
2014-03-13 at Jazz-Fabrik, Ruesselsheim, Germany (HJB)
  > Nils Petter Molvaer will perform at Schumannfest, Duesseldorf in 2014 (tba) (MG)
> Susanna Wallumrød & NeON "The Forester"
read a review by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz
> read also a compilation at AllAboutJazz of
John Kelman's Best Live Shows of 2013 + Best Releases of 2013
> Scene Norway 2 at King's Place: artist in residence: Nils Petter Molvaer
a review by John Kelman from AllAboutJazz
> Arild Andersen published a new release "Mira" with Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith.
an article by John Kelmann from AllAboutJazz
  > Dhafer Youssef released a new album "Birds Requiem"
contributions a.o. by Nils Petter Molvaer, Eivind Aarset
5. January 2014 >  A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 TO ALL OF YOU FANS !
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