Oslo Jazzensemble / Torun Eriksen

Tour Availability  Dates on request 2023 & 2024
Booking  Kjell Kalleklev / +47 911 03 280 (e-post)

Singer and composer Torun Eriksens sophisticated and powerful songs from the «Grand White Silk» album, arranged by Erlend Skomsvoll and performed by the 13-piece Oslo Jazzensemble. Erlend Skomsvoll takes the music from Norway to Mississippi, with a stop over in Detroit and Berlin on the way back. Demanding, energetic and dynamic songs about moving on in life.

Oslo Jazzensemble is recognized for its demanding art music, performed with a groovy twist and a dash of absurd Norwegian esprit. This Oslo-ensemble may look like a big band, but it is truly an oversized quintet.It is a musical collective where the creative process leading from the rehearsal room to the stage is the main asset. Blending strict composition and total improvisation, Ensemble Denadas music is attractive to a large audience.

The ensemble is not a traditional big band. The idea behind the ensemble is to achieve small-band dynamics with thrice the number of people – for the sound of it! Contrabass clarinet, quadraphonic electronics, 10 formidable horn players and a high-ranking piano quartet conclude the line up. Oslo Jazzensemble merge European tradition with jazz and native Norwegian expressions into a blend of strict composition and free improvisation.

Torun Eriksen’s «Luxury and Waste», her sixth solo album at Jazzland Rec, explores familiar territory in an utterly unfamiliar way.

Where her previous album «Grand White Silk» flirted with arrangements of grandeur, she turns now in the opposite direction and gives us new songs in an uncompromising, stripped-back sound, shifting between cool, drifting moods and driving pulsating rhythms. Bassist Kjetil Dalland is her sole companion here, and his subtle yet distinctive style the perfect complement to Torun’s voice, as she invites us into «Luxury and Waste», her most intimate album yet.

You will find Jazz, pop and soul, singer/songwriter and blues, all combined in Eriksen’s unique and surprising blend. – » I love how music can burst with references, and still have a distinct sound of its own.

I have been searching for the core of my songs. We cut everything to the bone, were left with the raw and unpolished and tried to bring this very special light only to be found in the sketches, onto our final versions of the songs.» More

Torun Eriksen og Oslo Jazzensemble er anerkjent for sin krevende kunstmusikk, fremført med en groovy vri og en dæsj absurd norsk esprit. Dette Oslo-ensemblet kan se ut som et storband, men det er virkelig en overdimensjonert kvintett.

Det er et musikalsk kollektiv der den kreative prosessen som leder fra øvingslokalet til scenen, er den viktigste ressursen. Ensembles musikk blander streng komposisjon og total improvisasjon, og er attraktiv for et stort publikum. Oslo Jazzensemble er ikke et tradisjonelt storband. Tanken bak ensemblet er å oppnå småbanddynamikk med tre ganger så mange mennesker – for lyden av det! Kontrabassklarinett, kvadrafonisk elektronikk, 10 formidable hornspillere og en høytstående pianokvartett avslutter serien. Oslo Jazzensemble fletter europeisk tradisjon med jazz og innfødte norske uttrykk til en blanding av streng komposisjon og fri improvisasjon.

Oslo Jazzensemble:

Frank Brodahl (trumpet, piccolo trumpet)
Marius Haltli (trumpet, cornet)
Anders Eriksson (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto horn)
Even Kruse Skatrud (trombone, bass trumpet, sousaphon)
Nils Andreas Granseth (trombone)
Frode Nymo (alto and soprano sax)
Børge-Are Halvorsen (alto sax, flutes)
Atle Nymo (tenor sax, bass clarinet)
Shannon Mowday (baritone sax)
Olga Konkova (piano)
Jens Thoresen (guitar)
Per Mathisen (bass)
Håkon Mjåset Johansen (drums)
Thor-Ivar Lund (sound)

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