hi there, i have some news to announce:
– I have updated my tour dates for the fall. go check it out here.
– My Chicago Sextet will finaly be out on vinyl in late september. until then, buy a digital copy here!
– I have two exciting recording sessions coming up: first with the scandinavian combo IPA with fantastic Swedish vibraphonist Mathias Ståhl in Trondheim next weekend, and second session coming up with my new texas group “The Young Mothers” in Austin in two weeks. cant wait!!
– And hey, according to the 60th Downbeat critical poll, im now a rising star. hell yeah:-)
As part of the booking committee of the music part of this festival im really proud to announce that we managed to get the amazing Hermeto Pasqoal to come and do a workshop and a few concerts at our festival in september. Come and be part of this! more information here: www.drammensacred.no
IPA will start off our US/Canadian tour at Twins Jazzclub in Washington DC on Friday.
IPA North American tour 2012
06/22. washington, Twins Jazz @ 9pm og 11pm
06/23. vancouver- Iron Works @ 9pm
06/25. ottawa, 4th stage, National Arts Centre @ 7pm
06/26. rochester, lutheran church @ 7,30pm and 9.30pm
hey, its been a while since the last treat… but im back:-) and now im giving you a free download of the first album with ELEMENT. its gisle johansen, paal nilssen-love, håvard wiik and my take on what we thought jazz was all about in 1996. it was an important group for me coming straight out from the backwoods of oppdal to gisle’s spiritual and esoteric world of john coltrane, a real trip!!!! enjoy! Read more…