”LIARBIRD”

Ola Kvernberg – violin
Mathias Eick – trumpet and vibraphone
Håkon Kornstad – tenor saxophone, flutonet
Eirik Hegdal – clarinet, sopranino, soprano and C saxophone
Bergmund Skaslien – viola
Ole Morten Vågan – bass
Torstein Lofthus – drums
Erik Nylander – drums
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten – el. And acc. Bass, electronics

In 2009 the Trondheim Jazz Festival invited Ola to compose music for his version of a ”dream team” that would perform at the festival the following year. Since that concert we’ve played the Molde Jazz Festival (with guest Joshua Redman), completed two extensive tours in Norway and released one recording. The album ”Liarbird”, was recorded in May 2011 and released through Jazzland Records later that year. While Ola’s music can draw comparisons to classical music, world music and impressionism, it also has clear references to Jazz in its various modern forms. Ola is a masterful violinist, strongly rooted in the folk traditions of his instrument. He was also a member of my first Scandinavian Quintet and is now handling the strings in my new Chicago Sextet.

Label: www.jazzlandrecords.com
Web: www.olakvernberg.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kvernberg
Myspace: www.myspace.com/olakvernberg

Recordings:

 

Ola Kvernberg ”Liarbird” (Jazzland – 2011)