Roligheten

Homegrown (CF 444 CD)

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2016

Homegrown

Roligheten

Clean Feed

5609063004441

FEE 151476

CF 444 CD

JAZZ

1

CD 12,39 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

The title “Homegrown” gives justice to the music assembled in this CD: it testifies exemplarily the way jazz is played in the North of Europe. Scandinavian musicians may not do it better, but certainly they do what they brilliantly do with a personality you can’t find elsewhere. It’s strong, seductive and full of arguments in what regards musicality, expression, technical control, imagination and that kind of vision only achieved when there’s an analytical and critical distance towards the tradition – if any doubt happens to appear, it’s enough to hear what saxophonist André Roligheten does with an Ornette Coleman’s composition, “Kathleen Gray”, the last of the album. Roligheten is one of the most distinctive horn players in Norway, and a mere consultation of his curriculum gives a good idea of how elastic his playing can be, never loosing focus: either as a member of the prestigious Trondheim Jazz Orchestra or contributing to the music written by Stale Storlokken for the psychedelic rock band Motorpsycho, and either collaborating with musicians like Paul Lovens, Håvard Wiik, Fredrik Ljunkvist, and Per Zanussi or being an active voice in the projects Albatrosh, Friends & Neighbors and Team Hegdal, this dynamic player is capable of covering a wide ground. Just confirm it.

PERSONNEL:

ANDRÉ ROLIGHETEN, tenor sax, soprano saxophone & bass clarinet
ADRIAN LOSETH WAADE, violin
JON RUNE STROM, double bass
ERIK NYLANDER, drums, percussion

TRACKS:

01. Bratsberg Boogie
02. Nidkjær
03. Telemark Tango
04. Syvsover
05. Omkalfatring
06. Saft Suse
07. Myse
08. Kathleen Gray