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Albums by Solid!

Label: Parallel
Quality: FLAC 24 bits 96.0kHz
mp3 included
Track length:10:07
Performer: Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103010
Track length:5:16
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103020
Track length:8:10
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103030
Track length:6:48
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103040
Track length:8:42
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103050
Track length:6:36
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103060
Track length:8:57
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103070
Track length:8:02
Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar
Daniel Formo - organ
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
ISRC: NOEDV1103080

SOLID! has been one of Norway’s premiere organ trios for over ten years

The majority of the trio’s repertoire is composed by guitarist Bjørn Vidar Solli. The music is rooted in American jazz, but there is a certain undeniable European influence as well. The music varies between hard swinging jazz to more open and subtle soundscapes. They explore and exploit the sonic possibilities of the three instruments and draw on a variety of influences such as rock, pop, hip hop and classical music. And since Solli has spent most of his time in New York the last 5 years his compositions and playing contain a distinct New York-esque flavor. Organist Daniel Formo’s fresh and original sound combined with the elegant touch and incomparable drive of Håkon Mjåset Johansen, fronted by Bjorn Solli with his inventive and swinging guitar playing makes SOLID! one of Norway’s most exciting jazz outfits.

 

New York based tenor saxophonist/composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest and most creative young players in jazz. John Scofield, who hired him for his “Quiet Band,” calls him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” In February 2002, he took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in Washington D. C. As the winner, he performed with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

 

"Visitor" is SOLID!'s 4th album and was recorded in April 2010 after a week-long tour in Norway with saxophonist Seamus Blake. Guitarist Solli has composed most of the repertoire, with additional compositions by organist Formo, the multifarious artist Lyder Janøy and producer/songwriter/film composer Jon Brion. The album was recorded in legendary Rainbow Studios in Oslo, Norway by Jan Erik Kongshaug and Peer Espen Ursfjord.

Seamus Blake - saxophone

Bjørn Vidar Solli - guitar

Daniel Formo - organ

Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums

 

 

2011 PARALLELL

About Solid!:

SOLID! is one of Norway’s premiere organ trios, comprising three of the country’s finest young jazzmusicians. SOLID! was voted “Young Jazzmusicians of the year 2002” by the Norwegian Jazzforum and the Norwegian Concert Institute. They also won the grand prize in the Getxo International Jazz Contest in Spain in 2003, aswell as winning both the soloist prize and the ”audience’ favorite-prize”.

The trio’s repertoaire consist mainly of guitarist Bjørn Vidar Solli and organist Daniel Formo’s original compositions. Just back from a successful tour of Nepal and India, SOLID! has just released their latest album on Jazzaway Records, an album consisting of all original music including two prize-winning composistions by Solli and Formo. On the album SOLID! varies between hard swinging jazz to more open and subtle soundscapes. And although the albums main feature is the crisp and exciting improvisations of guitarist and bandleader Solli, this is very much a group eff...