New album "Jorba" by Ole Jørn Myklebust
Finito Bacalao Records is very proud to announce the release of the new album by the renowned musician, composer and producer Ole Jørn Myklebust. Release the 23rd of September!
The renowned trumpet player Ole Jørn Myklebust is finally back with a new solo album! Most people know him as the close collaborator of Mari Boine through the last eight years, both as musician, composer and producer. Now he presents himself with a beautiful jazz recording well founded in the Scandinavian and European jazz tradition.
Myklebust’s new album "Jorba" is a somewhat minimalistic recording, whereas the title itself means "circle" in the indigenous Sami language. This is also the key word of this album, as he is drawing a circle from his musical roots, via the various phases of his musical career, and finally returning to his roots playing acoustic jazz music, but now in a completely different musical language. The album has an emphasis on strong melodies and expressive tonal landscapes. Having worked with large studio productions for a long time, he wanted to record an album that is a true footprint of who he is as a musician and composer today, with a small ensemble recorded live in studio.
The album features five of Myklebust's compositions from various stages of his career, as well as the famous "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquín Rodrigo dated 1939. The opening track was originally composed for the opening concert at the Riddu Riddu festival 2013, featuring the indigenous singer Namgar Lhasaranova from Buryatia.
Joining Myklebust on this record is Andreas Ulvo (grand piano) and Sigurd Hole (double bass) from the critically acclaimed Eple Trio. "Jorba" was recorded during two days in Parachute Studio in Oslo. The three musicians have also been acclaimed by critics all over Norway for their contribution to the theatrical play "Driving Miles", a drama that was sold out during two whole weeks at the International Jazz Festival in Molde. Do not miss out on the opportunity to experience this unique album!
Ole Jørn Myklebust is a Norwegian jazz trumpet player and music producer, acclaimed for his expressive and lyrical style. Myklebust was born in Eidsdal, Norway in 1977. He started off in the musical landscape of jazz standards, apparent on his debut album Breaks Even from his studying days at The Norwegian Academy of Music. In the years following, Myklebust’s collaborations with various artists world-wide, not least his close cooperation with the Sami star Mari Boine both as a musician, composer and producer, has led to the development of a musical style unique for Myklebust. In addition to his work as a soloist and session musician, he works as a music producer and composer for stage, film and tv, as well as for artists such as Unni Wilhelmsen (NO), Melanie Scholtz (ZA) and Jonas Fjeld (NO).