Album of the year 600

In terms of new releases, I have continued to enjoy the output of the Losen record label. There are several of their CDs that I could nominate but I have chosen Hildegun Oiseth as a representative of the adventurousness of this Norwegian label (which other label would have goat horn played in a jazz setting?). (Jazzviews.net / Chris Baber)

TIC All About Jazz 600

This is frequently sparse, impressionistic music made by great players with a shared vision. Yet it’s anything but monochromatic: it goes from rubato to rhythmic, traditional to modern. A beautiful example of Norwegian jazz, it marks Hildegunn Øiseth and the rest of her band as players to watch. A reunion would be most welcome. Mark Sullivan allaboutjazz.com

Jazz i Norge Stillness 600

Hildegunn Øiseths «Time is Coming» er kvartettjazz med tidløs kvalitet i hver eneste tone.

Dagsavisen 10 på topp utklipp 600

The Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen recently presented a list with the 10 best jazz albums in Norway in 2015.

New CD: Time is Coming

November 28, 2015

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Impeccably recorded, with delicacy and with depth, this album has added five years to my life. As Hildegunn breathes life into her trumpet and into her bukkehorn (goat’s horn), I listen and I learn to breathe properly, to relax.