Releases

 

 

Eirik Hegdal - C melody saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet

Erlend Slettevoll - piano

Stein Inge Brækhus - drums and percussion

Ole Marius Sandberg - double bass

Thomas T Dahl - guitar on tracks 2,4,5 & 6


Steinar Krokstad - brush snare drum on track 6

 

All compositions by Ole Marius Sandberg

Arrangements by the band

 

Recorded at the Reksten Collections, Bergen june 2017

Recording engineer - Stein Inge Brækhus

 

Mixed and produced by Ole Marius Sandberg at Skaret Studio

Mastered by Morgan Nicolaysen at Propeller mastering

 

Coverdesign by AbOVO - Kåre Thomsen

 

The recording of Ensemble was supported by Fond for lyd og bilde and Bergen kommune.

 

 

 

Available in cd, downloads and streaming

Click here to listen on Bandcamp

 

Ensemble is the third contemporary jazz album from Norwegian bass player Ole Marius Sandberg. On this recording he continues to develop his sound and composing with his quartet with Hegdal/Slettevoll/Brækhus that that was founded in 2013 - and at the same time adding some new colours with the guest apperance of guitarist Thomas T Dahl and drummer Steinar Krokstad. Ensemble was recorded at the Reksten Collections in Bergen, Norway late june 2017.

 

Originally, a location recording like this was the original plan for his debut album back in 2013. Though he then ended up doing Or better still in a traditional recording studio, he still kept the idea of recording his music in other surroundings alive. After visiting the Reksten Collections as a sideman on another recording in 2016 and experiencing the sound of the house fantastic Steinway D grand piano, he felt there was no doubt where to meet up with the quartet for Ensemble. Being at the beautiful surroundings of the house art collection in the summertime and the calm out-of-centre feeling a bit away from the pace of the second biggest city of Norway certainly affected the mood and not unlikely the music coming out of it.

 

After two days of recording and living at the premises the whole album, all consisting of seven compositions by Sandberg, was done. Ensemble was released as CD and digital february 06. 2018.

 

Said about Ensemble:

..»a status report with beautiful songs that tells us about a very high class melody maker.»

Click here to read the entire review by Tor Hammerø (in norwegian).

 

"It shows the versatility and ingeniousness of contemporary European Jazz scene, which refuses to stand still and keeps constantly reinventing the idiom. Highly recommended!" Click here to read the entire review by Adam Baruch.

 

"Another quality lineup from Norway" "..They´re a band I would relish seeing live." - Pete Butcher, Jazz today on Cambridge 105 Radio february. 26.2018.

 

Eirik Hegdal - C melody saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet

Erlend Slettevoll - piano

Stein Inge Brækhus - drums and percussion

Ole Marius Sandberg - double bass

 

All compositions by Ole Marius Sandberg

Arrangements by the band

 

This album was recorded live on tour in Norway february 2014.

 

Recording & live sound engineering by André Trebbi.

Mixed at Havnelageret Studio, Bergen by Daniel Birkeland.

 

Produced by Ole Marius Sandberg.

 

Cover photo by Knut Audun Grodås Hauge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in cd, downloads and streaming

Click here to listen on Bandcamp.com

 

Eirik Hegdal - C melody saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet

Erlend Slettevoll - piano

Stein Inge Brækhus - drums and percussion

Ole Marius Sandberg - double bass

Jan Kåre Hystad - bass clarinet on track 2

 

All compositions by Ole Marius Sandberg

Arrangements by the band

 

Recorded at Lydriket Studio, Bergen, January 2.- 4. 2013 - Engineer Erlend Fauske

 

Mixed by Stein Inge Brækhus and Ole Marius Sandberg in Breakhouse Studio & Skaret Studio

 

Mastered by Morten Stendahl in Redroom studios, Trondheim

 

Produced by Ole Marius Sandberg.

The recording of Or better still was supported by Found for performing artists and Bergen Kommune

 

 

 

 

Available in cd, downloads and streaming

Click here to listen on Bandcamp.com

CONTACT DETAILS

info@skaretmusic.com

 

2018