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Harald Johnsen


Bassist Harald Johnsen certainly advantages from just how his name is spelled in his indigenous Norway, just about removing the chance of being puzzled with additional jazzy people named Harold Johnson, including among Duke Ellington’s trumpeters along with a cool pianist through the ’60s. While there are lots of modern jazz music artists from Norway that haven’t been noticed much beyond Scandinavia, Johnsen offers performed throughout European countries and america because the ’90s, mainly in the framework of the trio led by pianist Tord Gustavsen. Rave critiques greeted the ECM recordings of the combo, in addition to their touring actions, with even a number of the essential comments sounding tempting: “…a touch too frigid to become sexy, yet much too intelligent to visit unexplored,” had written Brent Burton within the Baltimore Town Paper. The Gustavsen group’s recordings possess even strike the pop graphs in Norway, becoming a member of the set of piano trios whose noises possess appealed to listeners beyond your pure jazz viewers. The bassist is known as something of the linking current between different centers of jazz energy, not really that he ought to be recognised incorrectly as the Harald Johnsen who was simply running among Norway’s power businesses in 2003. Johnsen the bassist can be comfortable in configurations which range from be-bop to avant garde. He offers collaborated with players such as for example Bjørn Johansen, Sigurd Køhn, Christain Reim, Jan Erik Kongshaug, as well as the Silje Nergaard Music group. With a set of performers who present alternate spellings of a favorite Norwegian first name — Eivind Sannes on piano and Eyvind Olsen on drums — Johnsen is normally part of a residence music group that backs up visitor soloists at Oslo jazz night clubs.

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Died July 24, 2011, Oslo, Norway
Profession Bassist
Nationality Norwegian
Music Groups Tord Gustavsen Trio
Music Songs Tears Transforming, Deep As Love, Graceful Touch, Colours of Mercy, Where Breathing Starts, Edges of Happiness, Token of Tango, Melted Matter, Draw Near, At A Glance, Blessed Feet, Graceful Touch - Variation, Wide Open, Song of Yearning, IGN, At Home, Karmosin, Vicar Street, Curtains Aside, Your Eyes, Still There, Interlude, Kneeling Down, Reach Out and Touch It, Being There, Where We Went, Sani, Twins, Cocoon, Vesper, Around You, The Ground
Albums Changing Places

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