Winner of Spellemannsprisen 2017 (Norwegian Grammy Awards) for best jazz album "Vi är ledsna men du får inte längre vara barn". Cover-photo and title made by Swedish illustrator Jan Stenmark, designed and put together by the artist Simen Engen Larsen.
This quintet is made up of five of the finest jazz musicians in Scandinavia today, stretching three generations. The music is vital and a touch humoristic, the 60s jazz-music from the USA being a big influence. Bjørn Marius' compositions stretches for something explicit and original, making the music new and very much alive.
Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio
Bjørn Marius Hegge Trio is a pianotrio consisting of three young, fearless Norwegian improvisers. Hans Hulbækmo (Atomic, Skadedyr, Moskus), Oscar Grönberg (Team Hegdal, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra) and Bjørn Marius Hegge working together with the spontaneous making of music in the moment, the sound is edgy and laborious, and invites the listener to a focused atmosphere where both audience and musicians is part of an attentive process. Their debut album “Assosiasjoner” was released on Particular Recordings Collective 15.05.2018.
Kjetil Mulelid Trio
This is Kjetil Mulelid's piano trio, with musicians that are involved in some of Norways most interesting jazzbands such as "Megalodon Collective" (Norwegian Grammy Award nomination 2016), "Hegge" (Norwegian Grammy Award winner 2017), "Wako" and the "Trondheim Jazz Orchestra". They play modern acoustic jazz, and the music is a mixture of compositions written by Kjetil and pure collective improvisations
"The music is simple, beautiful and well composed tunes which goes in and out of expressive improvisations" (Jazznytt, NO), and "the compositions reflects Mulelid's rich and melodic play" (Salt Peanuts*, IS). The trio have since 2016 toured most of West Europe and played concerts on some of Norways biggest jazz scenes, recorded some great live videos and released their debut album "Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House" which got honored world wide by critics: "It took me several listens
to fully realise just how magical this album is" (The Wire, UK).
Their first music 's released on the acknowledged record label Rune Grammofon, "a record label dedicated to releasing work by the most adventurous and creative norwegian artists and composers".
Kjetil A Mulelid - piano
Andreas Winther - drums
Bjørn Marius Hegge - double bass
This is a quintet consisting of well known musicians from the avant-garde music scene in Germany and Norway. Axel Dörner and Rudi Mahall have been playing together for over 20 years in various projects, while Håvard Wiik and Hans Hulbækmo play together in the award winning group Atomic. This particular ensemble is gathered with an idea to improvise around small themes rather than full compositions and tunes. Here, the musicians collectively put these themes together connecting them trough improvisations. This makes the group's personal sound, which is very much if not completely defined by the individual band members.
Debut album releasing in November 2018.
Axel Dörner - Trumpet
Rudi Mahall - Bass clarinet
Hans Hulbækmo - Drums
Håvard Wiik - Piano
Bjørn Marius Hegge - Double bass/Ideas