Majaz is a project consisting of Syrian musicians Saleh Mahfoud (Guitar/Voice), Rola Bakheet (Voice) and Shble Saleem (Oud) who came to Norway as refugees and started playing together there after their arrival. They have collaborated with the Norwegian artists Knut Reiersrud (guitar, bass, Fender Rhodes) and Håkon Kornstad (saxophone) in a project that has been documented by the film maker Lene Midling-Jenssen. Also appearing on the album is Rune Arnesen (drums).
Eberson - "Empathy"
Two generations of Ebersons have created an exciting musical collaboration. Father and daughter - Jon and Marte - present the new album "Empathy".
Through Empathy, the duo will express the importance of mutual support in the face of adversity. Through various songs with melancholy shades, and aggressive rhythms, the duo places themselves in a textural and musical landscape, drawing from both the worlds of pop and of jazz.
In this joint project, Jon has provided the lion's share of chordal structures, while Marte has created the melodies and text.
RYMDEN- New Single - The Odyssey
"The Odyssey" is the first release by veritable European Jazz supergroup RYMDEN, feauring Bugge Wesseltoft, Magnus Öström and Dan Berglund.
Taken from the forthcoming album "Reflections and Odysseys", this single is a jolt of pure energy, with driven, rugged dynamism, and has a core riff that shows that Scandinavian jazz isn't all about frozen landscapes, or tranquil meditations on the fjords. This is high octane stuff that sounds much bigger than anything a standard piano trio should produce.
"Reflections and Odysseys" will be released February 2019.
Jazzland Artists on Tour