Album
   
Album title
Quiet Winter Night
Performer
HOFF ENSEMBLE
Catalogue #

2L-087-LP
2L-087-PABD

EAN13
7041888517429 (LP)
7041888516828 (Blu-ray)
ISRC-code
NOUM71101628-41
Master Recording Rights licensed from Universal Music AS

Disc 1
180g vinyl DMM
Disc 2

Pure Audio Blu-ray
DTS HD MA 192kHz/24 bit 5.1
LPCM 192kHz/24 bit STEREO
mShuttle: FLAC + MP3
Region: ABC - worldwide


Release date
September 20, 2012
Recording date
August 2011
Location
Sofienberg Church, Norway
Original source
DXD (352.8kHz/24bit)
 

Quiet Winter Night
— an acoustic jazz project

HOFF ENSEMBLE consists of some of Norway's finest jazz and session musicians, fronted by trumpeter Mathias Eick, of ECM renown, who plays a leading role in several of the compositions. The ensemble's basic quartet features legendary veteran bassist Arild Andersen and arranger Jan Gunnar Hoff on piano. Hoff has performed with his own group since 1993, collaborating with such artists as Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Maria Joao and Alex Acuna. This time in this great Norwegian band he mixes flavours in a "cross-over" setting. Eick, with whom Hoff has worked on earlier projects, was the obvious first choice for QUIET WINTER NIGHT, along with Andersen and the rest of the band, complemented by Rune Arnesen (ex N.P.Molvær) on percussion and Børge Petersen-Øverleir, Norway's leading session guitarist.

Brilliant fiddle player Annbjørg Lien is an exciting addition to the HOFF ENSEMBLE, giving QUIET WINTER NIGHT a sound that is definitely Nordic with elements of jazz, folk and beyond, making this an interesting and original journey. On some of the instrumental tracks, like "Blågutten", Eick and Petersen-Øverleir create an overall jazz/fusion sound, while the trio setting of "Redd Mamma" is reminiscent of the work of Sweden's Jan Johansson. "Hva skal hende nå" bears comparison with Metheny's ballad form, yet with a more rock-influenced guitar sound. This tune also includes a great bass solo by Andersen.

The music is created by film composers Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud and among the vocalists are some of Norway's top names (and Universal artists) in popular music: Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg.

Facebook PHOTO ALBUM from the recording sessions

The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transforms the entire listening experience, more radically, these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasizes surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 12 American GRAMMY nominations over the past six years.

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e-book QUIET WINTER NIGHTBlu-ray box QUIET WINTER NIGHTPure Audio Blu-ray screen Stage Layout QUIET WINTER NIGHT Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT 2L logo

Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Mathias Eick, trumpet Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Mathias Eick, trumpet Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Børge Petersen-Øverleir, guitar Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Annbjørg Lien, nyckelharpa Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Annbjørg Lien, hardanger fiddle Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Rune Arnesen, percussion Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Arild Andersen and Jan Gunnar Hoff

Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Jan Gunnar Hoff, piano Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Helene Bøksle, vocal Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Unni Wilhelmsen, vocal Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Sondre Bratland, vocal Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Åsne Valland Nordli, vocal Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg, vocals Recording sessions QUIET WINTER NIGHT: Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg, vocals

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Vinyl LP-cover QUIET WINTER NIGHT Vinyl LP front cover QUIET WINTER NIGHT Vinyl LP front cover QUIET WINTER NIGHT

Artwork www.the-link.no / Front Cover Photo Verastuchelova (Dreamstime.com) / Session photos Morten Lindberg / Artist photo _ / Stage Layout Morten Lindberg