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Track length:2:29
Artist: Bugge Wesseltoft
Author: Bugge Wesseltoft
Performer: Bugge Wesseltoft - Piano
Genre: Jazz
Studio: recorded live at Cosmopolite by Stig Henriksen 2006. Mixed at buggesroom
Publisher: Jazzland Publishing
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01010
Track length:6:36
Artist: Bugge Wesseltoft
Author: Bugge Wesseltoft
Performer: Bugge Wesseltoft - synth and electronics
Genre: Jazz
Electronica
Studio: recorded live in Hamburg 2007 by Stig Henriksen. Mixed at Buggesroom
Publisher: Jazzland Publishing
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01020
Track length:10:48
Artist: Eivind Aarset
Author: Eivind Aarseth
Vetle Holte
Performer: Eivind Aarset -Guitar and sounds
Marius Reksjø - Bass
Wetle Holte - Drums
Genre: Jazz
Electronica
Studio: recorded Live in Hamburg 2007 - mixed at Buggesroom
Publisher: Jazzland Publishing
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01030
Track length:7:45
Artist: Eivind Aarset
Author: Eivind Aarset
Vetle Holte
Performer: Eivind Aarset -Guitar and sounds
Marius Reksjø - Bass
Wetle Holte - Drums
Genre: Jazz
Electronica
Studio: recorded live in Hamburg. Mixed at buggesroom
Publisher: Jazzland Publishing
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01040
Track length:6:50
Artist: Håkon Kornstad
Author: Håkon Kornstad
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Copyright Control
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01050
Track length:6:38
Artist: Sidsel Endresen
Author: Sidsel Endresen
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Copyright Control
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01060
Track length:8:30
Artist: Sidsel Endresen
Author: Sidsel Endresen
Patrick Shaw Iversen
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Copyright Control
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01070
Track length:7:50
Artist: Jazzland Community
Author: B.Wesseltoft
S.Endresen
E.Aarset
H.Kornstad
V.Holte & Marius Reksjö
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Copyright Control
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01080
Track length:4:33
Artist: Jazzland Community
Author: B.Wesseltoft
S.Endresen
E.Aarset
H.Kornstad
V.Holte & Marius Reksjö
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Copyright Control
ISRC: NO-WAY-07-01090

In 1996, Bugge Wesseltoft founded the Jazzland record label to launch his New Conception of Jazz, a project he had been working on for the previous three years. Little did he know that when he released his album of the same name it would notch up huge sales in the European jazz underground, help launch Norwegian Nu-Jazz or that Jazzland would develop into one of the key independent jazz labels in Europe with a roster of artists that today include some of the most exciting musicians on the Norwegian jazz scene. So in 2006, he understandably wanted to do something special to celebrate the label’s 10.th.anniversary. But what? Typically he was not much interested in celebrating the past, despite the label’s considerable achievements during its first decade, but was more interested in celebrating the present. So he came up with the idea of taking some key Jazzland artists out on the road. Dubbed the Jazzland Community, the idea was to give audiences a taste of what the label was up to in the here and now. More particularly, Bugge wanted audiences in Norway to hear where the label was doing because despite Jazzland artists gaining a worldwide following (thanks to the label’s association with record giant Universal), they had not played as often as they would have liked in their homeland. “I wanted to do several concerts in Norway,” recalls Bugge. “In the end we played 20-25 concerts, which was great. The tour worked really well, it felt good, we felt everyone had a chance to do their thing, and also the stuff we did at the end of every concert [when the everyone comes on stage to jam] sounded really good.” Such was the success of the concerts and the positive feedback from them that it didn’t seem right to wind the Jazzland Community project up after just one tour. So it was quickly decided to go out on the road more often and plans were put in hand for further tours. Jazzland Community: Live, is taken from their European tour later in 2006, with most of the album recorded live at Hamburg’s Fabrik club. “The tour was going really well, good crowds and they were really into the music, so we decided to do a live album,” continues Bugge. “The album is pretty much like the concerts, where I start out doing something by myself – I’ve been doing solo more and more since I gave up "New Conception..." and I’m working on a solo album. I just start to play and try to work as improvised as possible, trying to do everything from scratch. Then Eivind [Aarset] comes on, playing music from his three albums, sounds really great I think, as it always does with him.” After a shimmering version of “Electromagnetic” from Aarset’s album Connected, the band (Aarset on guitar, Marius Reksjø on bass and Wetle Holte on drums) are joined onstage by saxophonist Håkon Kornstad and together they vibrate new meaning into the Aarset original “Connectic,” also from the album Connected. It’s followed by Håkon Kornstad’s solo performance on “Sweden.” “He has a new solo album out in 2007,” explains Bugge. “He’s is a fantastic saxophone player, and after that it’s Sidsel [Endresen]. I’m really happy she wanted to join the project. Normally every night it’s her solos and Håkon’s solos that get the wildest applause because they are both stunning performers. “Sidsel does ‘Slow Song,’ which is from her ongoing solo project, and then we play an older track from Undertow, ‘Western Wind.’ At the end of the album it is more a feature for the rhythm section, we have some rhythmical backgrounds and we have an improvisation thing going and we all rock it! I think it’s fun, totally cool. The live concerts had a very good feeling, so we’re going to perform more, go to different places to expose the Jazzland label.” Jazzland Community: Live, is a fitting ten year anniversary celebration, presenting artists who may have been a part of Jazzland’s past, but are now very much part of their present and future. During the label’s ten year history, the Norwegian jazz scene has been a centre of innovation and invention, so much so that in 2005, the highly respected British broadsheet The Guardian suggested that Oslo had now taken over New Orleans or New York as “the new capital of jazz.” The Jazzland label has been at the centre of this creativity, moving in-tune to a fast changing music scene and documenting some of the very best sounds around. “In the beginning I wanted Jazzland to be a label for the mix between acoustic and electronic music with beats, but it has changed, and I feel it’s natural and I’m really happy with this,” reflects Bugge. “The Norwegian scene is different now, and I think we are following these changes. That’s the strength of the Norwegian jazz scene – it moves along with new generations with new ideas. People seem not to want to copy each other, they want to find their own way of doing things. “We have some great music in Norway,and we can’t cover all of it, of course, but I’ve been lucky to be able to ask people I find really talented to come with us and develop their talent. Then there has also been a general strengthening of and focus on European jazz in the last 10 years or so. I can see it everywhere, a lot of European festivals having new European acts on their top roster, I’m very proud of that. I think everyone feels it, that we are more proud of our own music now, it used to be that European jazz was always in the shade of the American heroes, but not any more and I feel Jazzland has been part of that change.” ///// Released 2007 ///// Personell: Sidsel Endresen-Vocals / Bugge Wesseltoft- Piano, Synth & Electronics / Eivind Aarset - Guitars & Electronics /Håkon Kornstad - Tenor Saxophone, Flutonette & Melodica / Marius Reksjö - Bass / Wetle Holte - Drums & Electronics

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Jazzland Various Artists latest edition getting amazing critics for the stunning childrens album Go natt. Lullabyes sung by the finest of Norwegian vocalists.

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