Lassen – Eventyrer (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:53 minutes | 422 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Jazzland Recordings
Bandleader Harald Lassen is conquering the world with his band Lassen, which includes Belgian hot shot pianist Bram de Looze (LABtrio) and a Norwegian rhythm section reminiscent of the seventies jazz heyday – Tore Flatjord (drums) and Stian Andersen (bass).
The outfit plays colourful, passionate and catchy jazz, inspired by the 1970s and their life so far. Common for all four musicians is the love of good melodies, the importance of jazz history paid with an unmatched need to explore.
A band that despite short existence already played for a packed Ronnie Scott’s in London and was booked to Norway’s biggest festivals in 2017, represented Norway at Jazzahead 2018 and now release their debut album on Jazzland Recordings.
Harald Lassen’s saxophone can croon smoothly or bark and squeal, turn on a thread between nostalgic longing and driving futurism. The backline of Bram De Looze (keys), plus Andersen and Flatjord (drums, percussion) do not seem like a backline at all, instead forming a unified musical organism with Lassen. They push the music forward; they change the moods and textures, taking each track to new soundscapes (particularly on the track “Ekstase”).
1. Alt flyter 04:49
2. Ekstase 10:41
3. Kulturrus 02:54
4. You Should Have Been There 06:41
5. Lila Eule 06:06
6. Min by 03:56
7. Det er dette som er meninga 04:46