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"The Source" is back in the pure quartet format – as it started


[Jazz] The Quartet The Source attracted considerable attention when they made their record debut in 1994. The CD Olemann's cornet – with letter play association to the new jazz guru Ornette Coleman and the image of a bloody depressed corps musician on the front – was a special breath in the young jazz of the 1990s, with sparkling compositions and arrangements, a fresh mix of strict form and freedom. The band's latest CD witnesses 12 years of maturation, with a subdued youth, but also similarities, a feeling that we recognize as the band's own.

There were four fresh musicians from the jazz line in Trondheim who started the band in 1992, trombonist Øyvind Brekke, saxophonist Trygve Seim, bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and drummer Per Oddvar Johansen, all 21-24 years old. After the debut record, the young people went on a launch tour in Scandinavia and Germany, for then sought collaboration with musicians from other environments, including the rock group Motorpsycho during the Kongsberg Festival 1995, sounded at The MotorSourceMassacre (Stickman 2000) and worked for several years with the string quartet Cikada, the sound party. The Source and Different Cikadas (ECM 2001).

In 1995, they performed a version of Christmas songs, Of Christmas (Curling Legs), together with distinctive guest musicians, which spurred on annual Christmas concerts of a rather special nature. One of them was recorded and released as "Of Christmas Live at Blue" (Booting Legs 2001). From 1996 Finn Guttormsen was the band's bassist, from 2005 replaced by Mats Eilertsen.

Trygve Seim joined the stable of German ECM Records in 2000, with. . .

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