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Progressive and acoustic


One of the new jazz record companies in Norway is called Jazzaway. It came out with its first record just over two years ago, and now the one-man company has 19 releases in the catalog – modern, expressive and progressive acoustic music where the purpose is something far more interesting than just to please.

The band Jazzmob was active at several jazz clubs in Oslo in the autumn of 1998 – live recordings from there were released on a CD with the pretentious title The Truth. The record company called itself "Be bop or be dead" – we understand that it was about deadly and uncompromising jazz. Among the musicians were alto saxophonist Jon Klette, tenor saxophonist Gisle Johansen, bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Jarle Vespestad.

A new recording with Jazzmob was made in the fall of 2001. But was it too tough music for the record companies? At least it wasn't released until bandleader Jon Klette took the case into his own hands and started the company Jazzaway. Directory number JARCD001 was given the title Pathfinder, and offered intense music with roots in 60's musicians such as Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane, ie unpolished acoustic. . .

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