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2010-05-11 by John Kelman

Jazzland Community

Review by John Kelman @ Allaboutjazz.com

Allaboutjazz.com Review

Though the idea started as a simple one—collect a group of artists for a tour celebrating the tenth anniversary of Norwegian keyboardist/producer Bugge Wesseltoft's Jazzland label—the music of Jazzland Community has become considerably more. Those fortunate enough to hear the sextet in performance, including an appearance at the 2007 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, know that it's more than a commemoration of the label's ongoing innovations. It's a work in progress, made even clearer with the release of Jazzland Community, recorded at various European locations between August and November, 2006.

As inventive in concept as it is in execution, Jazzland Community provides solo spots for three of its most well-known artists—Wesseltoft, guitarist Eivind Aarset and vocalist Sidsel Endresen—as well as Wibutee saxophonist Hakon Kornstad, who's undeniably a young voice to follow. But rather than distinct segments, each feature segues seamlessly into the next, culminating in two sextet pieces also including bassist Marius Reksjo (regular member of Aarset's Electronique Noire trio) and drummer Wetle Holte (Wibutee, Electronique Noire).

The music ranges from Wesseltoft's abstract, dark-hued piano miniature ("Kordial") and jagged electronics-based improvisation ("Fabrikk") to Aarset's texturally rich, groove-heavy "Electromagnetic" and "Connectic," both expansions of ...

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