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Bugge Wesseltoft

Welcome to my page Gubemusic.com! I started this place to be able to recommend and offer my own music and some of all the fantastic music I love out there. Existing releases and some of all that amazing new stuff difficult to find. Jazz - Electronic Listening Music -  World Music -  Crossover Music - Classical Music and Experimental Music.  We offer all Music for download in full CD quality and even 24Bit sound. MP3s are for giveaway. Check out our Gubemusic Frontpage featuring montly recommendations and new Releases! Hope you will enjoy this music as much as I do! ECM - Honest Jons - Basic Channel - Act Music -  Rune Grammofon - Jazzland - Smalltown Supersound and much much more! Thanks for visiting us!

 

Love from Bugge

Since the early 1990´s Bugge (conveniently pronounced Boogie!) has made an impressive, truly post-modern transistion from ECM nordic jazz traditions, playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, to forming his own exquisite label "Jazzland", and creating a unique, fresh blend of "future jazz". Which finds itself equally at home with fans of deep house, techno, ambient, as well as traditional and experimental jazz purists.

BUGGE WESSELTOFT: JAZZ WIZARD

There is no musician or artist in the world that is not inspired by others. However, the important thing is to let inspiration develop, to work towards finding a unique means of personal expression. This is what I believe and is what I have always tried to achieve ... to find my own thing, my own voice. I dont want to be another carbon copy of any great musician, past or present: I don't see the point of that. There have been so many good things done before, but one must find ones own sound.

Early Years

Jens Christian Bugge Wesseltoft was born February 1st, 1964 in Porsgrunn and raised in the neighbouring city of Skien, around 100km south-west of Oslo. Jazz music filled Bugges world from an early age by virtue of his Jazz guitarist father, Erik Wesseltoft.

Bugge started practicing on the piano at age 3, and by the age of 7, he had begun taking lessons, but after a short time he stopped these, instead choosing to learn by himself. Bugge played tuba and the bass drum in his schools marching band, where he met Audun Kleive who gave him further insights into the world of jazz.

Beginning with a punk band, Bugge has played in bands from around the age of 16. At that time he was also meeting with friends to jam at home in the basement, playing different kinds of material. Through his fascination with electronic sounds, Bugge soon bought his first synthesizer and electric piano. His growing fascination with electronic sounds culminated in his purchase of a synthesizer and an electric piano.

In 1984, Bugge joined his father in Oslo to start preparatory school in music. However, once again Bugge avoided the constraints of a formal musical education, and chose self-education as his musical path; to this day he has not had any formal musical education.

Growing up

By the late 1980s in Oslo, Bugge became involved in different projects in the Norwegian pop/rock scene, and in some Norwegian jazz groups like U and Z, Et Cetera and Oslo Groove Company. Bugge was also in The Talisman Group from 1988. It was during this time that he became recognised as a talented pianist, and in 1989, he played for the first time with the Knut Risnæs Quartet at the trendy Oslo Jazzhouse. Shortly afterwards, Arild Andersen and Jan Garbarek made contact with him.

Playing Among the Stars

Having joined Arild Andersens band in 1990, Bugge participated in Sagn, Arild's commissioned work for Vossa Jazz. He was also part of the recording of this work for ECM (Bugge would appear again with Arild in the recording of Arv, ECM, 1994.) In the same year, he also participated in performing Jan Garbarek's commission for the Molde International Jazz Festival, Molde Canticle, and in its subsequent recording that appeared on Garbareks album I Took Up The Runes, ECM 1990. Bugge became more and more involved with the best musicians on the Norwegian jazz scene at that time. In 1991, he joined a quartet with Nils Petter Molvær, Bjørn Kjellemyr and Audun Kleive, and he also became member of Terje Rypdal's quintet; in 1992, he joined Jon Eberson's Jazzpunkensemble.

Taking the Lead

The Vossa Jazz Festival organisers recognised Bugges talent, and in 1993 they commissioned him to compose a work for the festival. Bugge was now presented with an opportunity to give his music wide exposure, and to choose the musicians that would work on it with him; it was an opportunity he could neither refuse nor approach with indifference. He composed A Little War Story, and brought on board a heavyweight line-up of musicians to deliver a top quality performance: Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, Bjørn Kjellemyr, Nils Petter Molvaer, Vidar Johansen and Rune Arnesen.

In distinct contrast to the scale of A Little War Story, Bugge began his duo project with vocalist Sidsel Endresen that same year. The main characteristic of the duo, which plays standard songs as well as its own material, is to expand boundaries in exploring and experimenting in the field of improvisation. The combination of these two artists, each charged with spontaneity, curiosity and audacity, is exciting and electric, and it has become a critical cliché to comment upon the synchronicity and almost telepathic bond between Sidsel and Bugge. The duo has produced highly original performances with a unique sound on three albums: Nightsong Curling Legs, 1994; Duplex Ride Curling Legs, 1998; and Out Here In There Jazzland 2002. The duo has been the subject of international as well as domestic critical acclaim. They have toured Europe extensively, and have also toured in China. Bugge can also be heard on Sidsels Exile ECM, 1994, and her album Undertow Jazzland, 2000.

Jazz goes clubbing

The beginning of the 90s was also the time when jazz musicians started to play spontaneously in clubs with DJs, after their regular gigs. It was a two-way street, allowing DJs to contribute to the sound like traditional musicians, and allowing Jazz musicians to communicate with an audience that had not previously been their primary target. Jazz meeting house and techno beats resulted in an energetic groove, perfect for the club crowd to respond to. The music is built up on the spot, as an improvising collective, with a pulsating beat as guideline, coming out of the hands of skilled DJs and their turntables. Bugge's next project was heavily influenced by these elements.

1994: A New Conception of Jazz

Within the framework of his project New Conception of Jazz, Bugge successfully fused elements of jazz, house, techno, ambient, noise and free improvisation. This sound has been referred to as Future Jazz. In addition to grand piano and Fender Rhodes, Bugge uses different keyboards, percussion instruments, samplers, programming devices, and vocal effects, both in live performances and in studio recordings.

For the studio recording of New Conception of Jazz (recorded in 1994), the first album from this project, Bugge gathered an impressive crew from some of the best new talent in Norwegian jazz: Ingebrigt Flaten (bass), Anders Engen (drums), Vidar Johansen (reeds), Eivind Aarset (guitar), Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass), Rune Arnesen (drums), Nils Petter Molvær (trumpet). The recording took place during three sessions during a single week. The musicians followed schemes and notes written by Bugge, but in fact most of it was improvised. The resulting sounds were then mixed and edited by Bugge. The CD was released in 1996 by Jazzland. Playing with musicians as part of an improvising collective is an important aspect of this project, and Bugge has stated that he will always take this approach, in the studio or on the live stage.

The first concert took place in Bergen at the NattJazz Festival in May that same year. The line-up was: Bugge (Fender Rhodes, Prophet 5 and looping), Ingebrigt Flaten (bass), Anders Engen (drums), Eivind Aarset (guitar, effects), Erlend Gjerde (trumpet), and Vidar Johansen (tenor/soprano sax and bass clarinet).

1996 saw the birth of Jazzland Records, a label created by Bugge to release his own recordings, but it quickly grew beyond this initial premise; Jazzland soon hosted many emerging jazz groups from the Norwegian scene, including Eivind Aarset with Electronique Noire, Audun Kleive with Generator X, Wibutee, Beady Belle, Torun Eriksen, Håvard Wiik Trio, and Atomic.

The second album Sharing was released in 1998, after the band had been touring for two years (Bugge, Anders Engen, Ingebrigt Flaten, Vidar Johansen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang, Vidar Johansen and Erlend Gjerde).

The work in the studio took place in a similar way to the first album. Again, Bugge used an impressive team during the recording. In addition to his regular band members, he engaged: DJs Strangefruit and Olle Abstract, vocalist Sidsel Endresen, free jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, and Nils Petter Molvær on trumpet once again. Sharing was the first New Conception of Jazz album to attract significant international attention.

Moving, the most acclaimed New Conception o Jazz record came out in 2001. This time, Bugge took his live band into the studio, and recorded the album in one shot, without any overdubs. Except for Ingebrigt Flaten and Anders Engen, the band line-up had changed considerably for this record: Jonas Lönnå on turntables and programming, Paolo Vinaccia on percussion and mixing, and Marius Reksjø on bass. Saxophonist Håkon Kornstad appears on one of the tracks. The result is 6 perfect tracks that effortlessly combine acoustic jazz and techno/house beats: this album perhaps possesses the ultimate nu jazz cool, and is undoubtedly the most accomplished album from Bugges New Conception of Jazz. The album embraces simplicity without sacrificing its jazz-informed intelligence.

Touring intensified between 2000 and 2004. The New Conception of Jazz travelled all over Europe, went twice to Japan as well as Korea, San Francisco, South Africa, Australia, and also toured three times in Canada.

A live album Live was released in 2003. It is a selection of performances from recordings of concerts from 2000 to 2002. On the CD sleeve Bugge wrote:

"No overdubs or repairs done on this album. I am proud of this album, because it shows our concept of making music, walking on stage with only an electronic beat as the basic element in a song. It leaves it all up to us to create spontaneous music and a good spirit. I say it's jazz."

From spring 2004 Ole Morten Vågan took over as bassist and Andreas Bye as drummer for the live shows.

The last album FiLM iNG was released in 2004. Bugge used the same recipe from his two first albums: recording in the studio with his band and several guest artists: Vocalist Dhafer Youssef, who was on tour with the band in 2004, and percussionist Richard Gensollen who joined the band in fall 2001; Saxophonist Joshua Redman also made an appearance on one of the tracks. The result was a mosaic as rich and as inventive as in the two first albums. In an interview he gave to NRK Bugge said of FilM iNG:

"For me this is a little bit like a retrospective of the albums I did since 1996. At that time, I didn't know as much about electronica, or how to mix it with jazz. You can hear that on the first albums. Now I draw all the threads together."

On FiLM iNG, three tracks are played by Bugge alone, giving tantalising hints of his solo project.

Although the New Conception of Jazz concept is endlessly renewable, Bugge felt that he had come as far as he could with it. In 2005 Bugge decided the time had come for him to look for new challenges.

The Future

Another project is Ragatronics. Bugge met the musicians in India and they had their first concert in Bombay at the end of 2003. The band regrouped one year later for a Norwegian tour. Alongside Bugge Ragatronics has Norwegian DJ Per Martinsen (also in Mental Overdrive, Illumination and Frost), and 3 musicians from India: percussionist Vivek Rajgopalan (playing on mrindigam), bassist/flute player Shrikanth Sriram and singer/sarangi player Dhruba Gosh. In this project Bugge yet again demonstrates his ability to inspire musicians to give their best performances, and to work as a coherent improvising collective, even if their musical backgrounds are radically diverse. The project has been a success, and an album has already been recorded in Bugge's Room, and awaits release.

Since 2004, Bugge has been developing a solo project. He has played live at several festivals and venues in Norway (including Numusic festival in Stavanger, Jazzland Sessions at Blå in Oslo, and StåOpp Jazz in Bergen). For this show he uses piano, synthesizer, keyboard, samplers and a looping device. As you can expect from Bugge, his solo work covers a broad spectrum: from melodic piano parts to experimental and atonal music and noise (and even manages to find space to integrate a new version of a standard). Many rhythms and grooves, both primeval and modern, are looped and entwined, and often sounds are distorted and reshaped on the fly; the concerts have a strong free improvisational component.

Today Bugge is developing his solo project further. His creativity and musical evolution will continue to be exciting, original, and challenging. Is anything predictable? Only to expect the unexpected!

Bugge lives in Oslo with his family...

Awards

- 2004: Buddy award
- 2002: Norwegian Grammy award (Spellemannsprisen) with Sidsel Endresen in
open category for: "Out Here. In There"
- 1998: Norwegian Grammy award with Sidsel Endresen for: "Duplex Ride"
- 1997: Vital award from Kongsberg jazz festival
- 1996: Norwegian Grammy award in jazz category for: "New Conception of Jazz"


Sources:

- Marit Rimereit, "New Conception of Jazz, Bugge Wesseltoft og elektronisk jazz", NTNU, Institutt for musikk/musikkvitenskap, 2005.
- jazzbasen.no, jazzlandrec.no, molvaer.de
- Jazznytt magazine, nr. 1, 1993, Norsk Jazzforum

Thanks to: Marit for letting me use her Master Thesis, it was extremely useful for compiling this biography. Terry Nilssen-Love for reviewing this text. And last but not least, a million thanks to Bugge for his wonderful music!

Anne Estoppey

Live in Beirut Feat: Khaled Yassine
Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft Live in Montreux 2009
Bugge Wesseltoft plays Take 5 at Oslo Konserthus.2008
Live at Badechief Berlin summer 07
New Conception of Jazz featuring John Scofield Live from Bergen 2006
Releaseconcert IM. Live from Beleville Oslo 2007
New Conception of Jazz Special edition.Live from Sapporo 2005

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Concerts Fall 2013

2013-09-20

My Touring and  Projects this Fall

OkWorld Group

Global world oriented ensemble featuring musicians from India, Libanon, Mozambique, Norway and Spain. Two years preparing and visiting all members homecities we are ready for the world premier at Oslo World Music Festival 29.oct, European tour following. Did I mention Im exited?

 

29.oct OkWorld Group Premiere concert!!

Oslo Konserthus - Oslo Worldmusc Festival

31.oct OkWorld Group Den Blå Grotte Fredrikstad

1.nov OkWorld Group Union Scene Drammen

2.nov OkWorld Group Sandnes Kuturhus

5.nov OkWorld Group  - Cologne

6.nov OkWorld Group - Belgrade

8.nov OkWorld Group - Barcelona Jazzfestival

9.nov OkWorld Group - Madrid


 

Schwarz Wesseltoft Ensemble

Expanding the Duo format into fabolous bassist Dan Beglund(EST) and superb percussionist Manu Delago(Bjørk)

3.oct Leipzig Jazzfestival

4.oct Enjoyjazz Mannheim - Altere feuerwache

24.oct Schwarz Wesseltoft Duo Turin(Italy)

Bugge Wesseltoft Solo

Building a brand new solosetup  mixing accoustic sounds with Modularsynts and analog gear. yay..

5.oct  Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Odessa

6.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Kiev

7.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Ljubljana

8.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Vienna

16.oct The Organ Club - Cosmopolite Oslo

25.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Corke (Ireland)

22.nov Bugge Wesseltoft Solo Kalisz (Poland)

23.nov Bugge Wessseltoft Solo Neuhardenberg


 

 

Its snowing on my piano

Playing my yearly december tour with solopiano silent christmas material.

1. -  Porsgrunn Ælvespeilet Kulturhus

3. -  Fredrikstad - Den Blå Grotte

4.- Grimstad Kulturhus

5.- Bodø Kulturhus

6.- Kabelvåg

7.-Oslo Konserthus

8.-Bergen Usf

17.- Olavshallen Trondheim

18.- Bærum Kulturhus


The Organ Club
Spending time with my beautiful Hammond B3 organ and good friends! Rap - Jazz -soul - Funk and Space music.

25.sept Cosmopolite Oslo feat David Wallumrød -Don Martin

16.oct Cosmopolite Oslo feat Charles Mena Diaspora

27.nov feat Bjørn Vidar Solli

18.Dec featuring Studio Sus with friends

 

Complete touringlist

25.sept The Organ Club -  Cosmopolite Oslo

Rap meets Jazz

3.oct Wesseltoft Schwarz Ensemeble feat Dan Berglund

Leipzig Jazzfestival

4.Oct Wesseltoft Schwarz Ensemeble feat Dan Berglund

Enjoyjazz Mannheim - Altere feuerwache

5.oct  Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Odessa

6.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Kiev

7.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Ljubljana

8.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Vienna

16.oct The Organ Club - Cosmopolite Oslo

24.oct  Wesseltoft Schwarz Duo - Turin (Italy)

25.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Corke (Ireland)

29.oct OkWorld Group Premiere concert!!

Oslo Konserthus - Oslo Worldmusc Festival

31.oct OkWorld Group Den Blå Grotte Fredrikstad

1.nov OkWorld Group Union Scene Drammen

2.nov OkWorld Group Sandnes Kuturhus

5.nov OkWorld Group  - Cologne

6.nov OkWorld Group - Belgrade

8.nov OkWorld Group - Barcelona Jazzfestival

9.nov OkWorld Group - Madrid

22.nov Bugge Wesseltoft Solo Kalisz (Poland)

23.nov Bugge Wessseltoft Solo Neuhardenberg

27.nov The Organ Club - Cosmopolite

 

December

Bugge Wesseltoft "Its snowing on my piano" Concerts

1. -  Porsgrunn Elvespeilet Kulturhus

3. -  Fredrikstad - Den Blå Grotte

4.- Grimstad Kulturhus

5.- Bodø Kulturhus

6.- Kabelvåg

7.-Oslo Konserthus

8.-Bergen Usf

17.- Olavshallen Trondheim

18.- Bærum Kulturhus

Looking forward!

 


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Curating Arendal Sessions

2013-07-29

Just got back from a superb week in Arendal, a small cosy fishing village south of Norway, beeing invited to curate my own part of the festival.

Had the pleasure of inviting Such fantastic artists as Nana Vasconcelos, Michael Mainieri, Arild Andersen, Sidsel Endresen, Erik Truffax, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin Claussell, Audn Kleive, Kirsten Bråten Berg and more.

We all spent a wonderful week down there combining music with sailing, swimming and wonderful food. and the weather....!

 

Seriously hope to continue this adeventure next year, and hope to see you all down there again!

Certainly one of the nicests spots having a festival..

Concluded also supernice visits to Lviv-Ukraine,Aalesund, Blue Note Tokyo, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Ludwigsburg Sclossfestspiele, Montreux Jazz, Garana Jazz and Jazz enlacosta, Spain.

Thank you so much for the invitations!

Met great collegues like Dan Berglund, Magnus Østrøm ,NIk Bartch, In The Country, Ingrid Lukas, Hedvig Mollestad Trio and many more.

 

Updating this article with some of the beautiful music I heard this summer.

 

Have a listen..

 

 

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Bugge Wesseltoft Top 10 Albums 2012

2012-12-29

Best wishes for a peaceful new year for everyone!

What we do need is Good Music!

Strong music played by dedicated talented artists is the exact opposite of hate and violence. I strongly believe in music as worldwide key elements in peace and understanding among people and cultures. I have been so fotunate this year to start up a new band "Ok World" bringing together talented musicians from all over the world projecting just that.  Peace Love and Understanding. We are sceduled for a world premiere at Oslo World Music Festival in November.Looking forward! Have also been so fortunate to produce albums for both  Hong Kongnese superstar Karen Mok along with amazing Asian Jazzmusicians and wonderful Mid Eastern Vocalist Rim Banna and Palestinian, Tunisian musicians.

It is like a dream come through to travel around meeting such amazing people all with the same goal. Make good music. Thank you!

 

Here are my personal favourite releases from 2012. Hope you will enjoy them too!

 

Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Mari Kvien Brunvoll (Jazzland 2012)

Hearing Mari live alone on stage with her voice and instruments is a unforgettable experience!

 

Frøydis Grorud - Melting Sound (2012 Jazzland)

Great Saxofonist Frøydis debut album with Jazzland.Beautiful organic and melodic Jazz. Featuring Troun Eriksen

 

Moskus - Salmesykkel  - (Hubro 2012)

Finally an "new" Pianotrio coming up. Muisc made and played with love.

 

Hoff Ensemble - Quiet Winter Nights  (2L 2012)

Incredible sounding album. Grammynominated!

 

Keith Jarrett - RIO  (ECM 2012)

What is there to say..Best there is!

 

Niels Frahm - Felt  -  (Erased Tapes 2012)

Young talented German solopianist mixing with Electronica. Strong sounding hearfelt music.

 

Todd Terje - Its The Arps (Smalltown 12 - 2012)

Terje, constantly growing international reputation as DJ and Electronic Artists. A real geek on analog gear and drumsounds.This album facitilitate his passion for Arp Syntezisers.

 

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well  (ECM 2012)

Tords continuing progres as bandleader and pianist

 

Dave Stapleton - Flight  (Edition Records 2012)

Daves hard work establishin his wondeful UK label Edition with remarkable releases and artsits.



Synne Sanden - When nobodys around  (Dayladore Collective)

Talented young vocalist Synnes debutalbum. Featuring Mathias Eick, Moddi and me..)

 

Nik Bärtch Ronin - Live  (ECM 2012)

One of Europes most important Jazzartists!

 

And many more.. My 2013 will include establishing a live concert platform on web, continuing work with Bugge´n Friends(Erik Truffaz,Ilhan Ersahin,Joe Claussell), Wesseltoft/Schwarz Ensemble Feat. Dan Berglund - Bass and Manu Delago - Percussion (Premiere Oslo 1.feb. To be streamed!) - Touring Germany with Jazzland Community March - Continuing work on crossover classical/Jazzproject wit genious violonist Henning Kraggerud, My soloconcerts, both accoustic standard with "Songs" and a brand new Electronic groovebased setup, and lastly OkWorld for november next year.

Looking forward!

 

Bugge

 

 

 

 

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My new Album - Songs

2011-12-05

Got incredible response on my new album Songs. Personal interpretations of my favourite Jazz Standars. All solo Piano.

 

Album Out now on Gube in CD Quality for a Norwegian Audience.

Album will be out worldwide on Gube in 24Bit96Khz Soundquality at a special price from Thursday 8.Dec

Read my Linearnotes here..

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Bugge Wesseltoft upcoming shows

2011-08-18

Hi!

Hope you all had a lovely summer! We had some terrible terrible actions in our beloved city Oslo in July. The sorrow for victims and families are beyond!

Great concert Season coming up for me this fall!

19. 8 - Brand new project featuring some of my fantastic friends!

Joe Claussell (US) rythms - Erik Truffaz (France) trumpet - Ilhan Ersahin (US/Turkey)  saxophone - Torun Eriksen and Beate Lech vocals

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

24.-26.8 Soloconcerts in Skien Norway

2.9 - Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live at Victoria Oslo

7.9 The Organ Club Season opening feat: Stian Westerhus and Kenneth Kapstad !  Live at Cosmopolite Oslo

Special guests: Andreas Pålsson Trio Release concert!

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

11.9 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live in Chemnitz

17.9 Soloconcert in Sortland Jazzfest

23.9 Soloconcert at Sacred Music in Drammen

5.10 The Organ Club feat Petter Vågan and Gard Nilssen

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

11.10 Soloconcert Band on the Wall Manchester

13. - 14.10 Jazzland Days at Victoria Oslo Feat Jazzland Community Håkon Kornstad - Knut Reiersrud - Ola Kvernberg - soloperformance by Håkon Kornstad

 

16.10  Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live at Enjoy Jazz Manheim

28.10 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live in Hamburg

6. - 12.11  Liveconcerts in Brasil feat: Nana Vasconcelos - Marlui Miranda and Henning Kraggerud

17.11 Soloconcert in Helsinki

18.11 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live Bari

1.12 Solo Christmas Concert  Riga

2.12 Solo Christmas Concert Tallin

4.12 Solo Christmas Concert Skien

6.12 Solo Christmas Concert Oslo Konserthus w/guests

7.12 Solo Christmas Concert Drammen

12.12 Solo Christmas Concert Gøteborg

14.12 Solo Christmas Concert Harstad

15.12 Solo Christmas Concert Svolvær

17.12 The Organ Club Christmas Special

 

More coming up!

 

 

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Concerts this Summer

2011-07-07

16.May - The Organ Club -"African groove" - Live at Cosmopilite Oslo

20.May -  Big i Bodø - with Bodø Big Band - Bodø Kulturhus

2. - 3. June - With Pia Myrvold - FLOW Venice Bienalle

11. June - SoloPiano Concert Series - National Theatre - Bucharest

12. June  - Solo Club Concert -  Green Hours -   Bucharest

18.June - Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo Humani Festival Chieti - Italy

29. June - Solo Piano - Museo Reina Sofia - Madrid

7.July - With Alp Ersonmez -   Istanbul Jazz Festival

8.July Lux - Solo Club Performance -  Istanbul

09. July - Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo - Pitch Festival -  Amsterdam

10.July   Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo - North See - Rotterdam

22.July - Wrigtegaarden m Gjester Langesund

19.August Bugge w friends(Joe Claussell, Erik Truffaz,Ilhan Ehrsin) - Oslo Jazzfestival!

Wesseltoft&Schwharz Duo Albumrelease 25.June!!!!! Will be gooood

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The Organ Club

2011-04-09

Joined Soundcloud and added some live clips from my "The Organ Club" Series Live at Cosmopolite / Belleville Oslo.

I think they sound pretty good! Great Musicians, Good energy, Good Audience (thanks!) and the main thing! its All improvised, No rehearsals, just an attempt to creat good music.

Check it out here:

The Organ Club Live 17.Nov 2010

The Organ Club Live 22.March 2011

Hope you like it! I am concidering putting special Live material out on Gube. Is it interesting?

 

Have a great weekend!

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Some more New Conception of Jazz Liveclips

2011-03-21

Find some more Livestuff from New Conception of Jazz here..Im proud of this band! Good energy, some fine music, groovy and basically all just jamming...I like that!

 

Click for Links..

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Give Away Tracks on Gubemusic

2011-03-15

Hi! I really want to make you visit and listen to all the fantastic music at Gube! Giving away one of my tracks (0.1 Euro) each week if you promise to listen out some of all that superb music we got! This weeks give away track is Hi Is from my album Filming(2004), the last New Conception of Jazz Release.

Please take your time to check out all those wonderful Labels!

ECM - Act - Rune Grammofon - Smalltown Supersound - Basic Channel - Honest Jons - Wackies just to mention a few..

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Nordic Music Prize nominees for Sidsel Endresen and Rolf Erik Nystrøm

2011-03-15

Great music and two superb artists!

Check theyre music here...

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Albums I loved beeing a part of!

2011-03-10

Click and listen..

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New Server and great new music at Gube. Finallly!

2011-03-09

Our new server is up and running. Currently adding great new music at gube!

From ECM

Julia Hülsmann Trio - Imprint. (recommended!)

Three Ketil Bjørnstad Albums: Remembrance (Tore Brunborg, Jon Christensen), Night Song (Ketil Bjølrnstad / Svante Henryson), and The River (Ketil Bjørnstad / David Darling

Colin Vallon - Rruga (ECM Debut!)

Cyminology - Saburi

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele di Bonaventura
Mistico Mediterraneo

Also two new albums from Swedish / Norwegian ParallellExcess Luggage and Sidiki Kamara Band(Mali)

Do not miss upcoming ECM releases on Gubemusic!!

Mathias Eick - Skala ( In Store 18. March)

Tarkovsky Quartet - François Couturier, Anja Lechner, Jean-Louis Matinier, Jean-Marc Larché ( In Store 18. March)

 

 

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Grenoble

2011-03-09

HI. Enjoying Grenoble attending the Jazzfestival performing two days featuring som fantastic artists. Yesterday was Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang(Punkt Festival), Today Mari Kvien Brunvoll, a supertalented girl doing solo performances using voice, sounds and a loopmachine. Putting out a couple of videoclips. Firstly something I did at Leipzig Bach Tage last year. Playing Bach Cello sonatas with the great Zeno Gabaglio. Piano, Cello, Laptop and sounds. Also some great clips of Sidsel , Jan and Mari. Click the article and enjoy!

 

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Pictures and comments from a Listener. Thanks!

2011-02-09

Hello Bugge,

thank you very much for your extraordinarily gripping concert in Cologne's Altes Pfandhaus. For me sitting just a metre from you was a special pleasure. There was a memorable closeness between audience and musicians. I hope my taking photos did not bother you. It is not often that you can get that close to the artist.

I also loved your concert with Henrik Schwarz in the Philharmonie in Cologne. It was phenomenal.

Gerard posted some photos. Thanks!!

Best Wishes

Gerhard Richter

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Ten amazing tracks!

2011-01-25

1. King in my empire - Rythm&Sound W/ The Artists

2. Per Ulv - Terje Rypdal - Waves

3. The moons a harsh mistress - Radka Toneff - Fairytales

4. Horses in rain - Sidsel Endresen - So I Write

5. Köln, January 24, 1975, Part I - Keith Jarret - The Köln Concert

6. På Månen - Talisman Group - Dating

7. Diskodans - Mental Overdrive - 083

8. Gamlestev - Kirsten Bråthen Berg - Min Kvedarlund

9. Sand - Ralph Towner - Solstice

10. Vijay Iyer - Human Nature - Solo

 

Find them all at Gubemusic - Better Music Better Sound!

 

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The Organ Club Christmas Special

2011-01-06

Had to share some clips from my project "The Organ Club" Live in Oslo 22.dec.

Torun Eriksen(voc) - Håkon Kornstad(sax) - Eivind Aarset(gui) - David Wallumrød(organ/clavinette) - Audun Erlien(bass) - Anders Engen(drums) and myself on hammond B3. great vibe. Clips to be found here..

Deilig Er Jorden / Cissy Strut

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Jazzland Community 2.Edition in Budapest

2011-01-06

We had such a cool night in Budapest in November presenting The New Jazzland Community. Håkon Kornstad - Ola Kvernberg Trio - Bugge - Knut Reiersrud Live. (Hopefully coming to a place near you soon!). Thanks so much for the invitation, and also so much thanks to Gabor Dorge who recorded most of it. Love when folks put energy into capturing things like this!After our set we went to a jazzclub to see the fantastic Gabor Bolla with Robyn Lakatosh on piano and friends.They are world class Jazzplayers What a night!

Added some of Dorges videos here..

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ECM on Gubemusic

2011-01-03

Hi. Just wanted to express my proudnes for finally beeing able to recommend ECM on Gubemusic. In my opinion ECM stands out as the most directional recordlabel in modern history with its clear sound ideals, artwork and musical awarenes. Where most other music of today will be forgotten tomorrow, ECM will remain with its timeless music all created under  supervision of Manfred Eicher. (Another label that comes to my mind projecting some of the same qualitys is Basic Channel and Maurizio, also German but at the opposite spectre of sound, Electronic Music but still with the same efforts to achieve clear directional musical ideas). Just wanted to be the first on Gubemusic to recommend 4 fantastic albums from ECM. Albums that meant so much to me in my growth as a musician. It should be no secret that ECM and Norwegian music holds strong lines, and have been growing together from the beginning. Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Jan Erik Kongshaug. All of them my heroes and my without doubt most important pathfinders, making it possible to believe in creating music out of scandinavian jazz ideals. Here the are: The 4 most influental ECM albums for me.

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Christmas Solopiano Tour

2010-11-28

I am recording every concert of my ongoing European Christmas Solopiano Tour. Adding one track from each Concert! Giving away this album for 0.99 Euro only! Download daily updates. Great thanks to a wonderful and receptive audience so far!

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Touring Fall 2010

2010-11-13
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