Mats Eilertsen – Rubicon

Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 12, 2016
Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016)

Mats Eilertsen - Rubicon (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 54:26 min | 253 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM #2469

Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen has been a strong and supportive presence on a dozen ECM sessions to date. With Rubicon he steps forward to present his own music, with an international cast. The album features compositions originally written in response to a commission from the Vossajazz Festival. All About Jazz reviewed the premiere performance: "Rubicon proved to be a very dynamic work. Eilertsen ensured that each of the instrumentalists took their share of the spotlight, brought together combinations of players that emphasized tonal variation, and created ensemble sections bursting with life." After fine-tuning the material on tour, Mats brought his septet to Oslo's Rainbow Studio, where Manfred Eicher produced this definitive version of Rubicon in May 2015.

Mats Eilertsen Trio - Sails Set (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at July 20, 2013
Mats Eilertsen Trio - Sails Set (2013)

Mats Eilertsen Trio - Sails Set (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 37:34 min | 100 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Hubro

On 'Sails Set' bassist/composer Mats Eilertsen presents the same trio line-up as featured on his critically acclaimed album 'Elegy': Mats on double bass, with pianist Harmen Fraanje (Michael Moore) and drummer Thomas Strønen (Food, Meadow). Eilertsen - a member of the Tord Gustavsen group - is one of the most powerful and distinctive bass players on the Nordic jazz scene and has recorded for labels such as ECM, Jazzaway and Rune Grammofon.

Mats Eilertsen - Skydive (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 30, 2011
Mats Eilertsen - Skydive (2011)

Mats Eilertsen - Skydive (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:32 min | 121 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Hubro

'SkyDive' is the sixth album bass player, composer and bandleader Mats Eilertsen - one of the most powerful and distinctive bass players on the Nordic jazz scene - has released under his own name. His quartet has grown into a quintet since the release of the highly praised 2009 album 'Radio Yonder'.
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 995MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2237

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 13, 2015
Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Økland Band - Kjølvatn (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:23 minutes | 567 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The idiosyncratic Norwegian musician Nils Økland (fiddle / violin / viola d'amore) has had a diverse career. On this sixth album "Kjølvatn" he has put together a brand new band consisting of some of the leading musicians in Norway: Rolf-Erik Nystrom (saxophone), Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium), Håkon Mørch Stene (percussion), Mats Eilertsen (double bass).
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - Extended Circle (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:09 minutes | 1028 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

For Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, the title of his sixth album for ECM has a programmatic significance. Extended Circle refers, he says, to the completion of a “double circle” of trilogies: the first with the trio heard on Changing Places, The Ground and Being There, and the second with the quartet (formed inside the expanded ensemble of Restored, Returned in 2009 and then documented on The Well in 2012). Extended Circle opens and closes with a trio piece, while exploring textural and dynamic variations in between. “You come back to the point of departure but with new insight – and things are the same but not the same,” Gustavsen sums up an album that in his view points forward to musical openness, but also back to his 2003 ECM debut.
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:19 minutes | 1.02 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Gubemusic.com | Digital Booklet

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:30 minutes | 994 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

After a trilogy of highly successful trio albums, Tord Gustavsen branches off in new directions. His new band adds two players familiar to ECM listeners – bassist Mats Eilertsen and saxophonist Tore Brunborg – and introduces the blues-inflected voice of Kristin Asbjørnsen on Tord’s settings of the poetry of W.H. Auden. Inside the ensemble, duo and trio interaction unfolds, taking off from the clear melodic language of Gustavsen’s songwriting.

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 16, 2016
Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}

Nils Okland Band - Kjolvatn (2015) {ECM 2383}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Nordic Folk

Norwegian Hardanger fiddle specialist Nils Okland has a broad range of musical interests, as illustrated by his eclectic discography. His solo album Monograph (ECM, 2011) spotlighted his lyrical, folkloric side; Lysøen—Hommage à Ole Bull (ECM, 2011) with keyboardist Sigbjorn Apeland payed tribute to the Norwegian classical tradition; Lumen Drones (ECM, 2014) found him making trance music with two rock musicians; and the recent Felt Like Old Folk (Smeraldina-Rima, 2016) collaboration with the Belgian duo Linus was almost completely improvised. He was also a member of Thomas Stronen's "Time is a Blind Guide" band, although he does not appear on the recording.

Trygve Seim - The Source (2006) {ECM 1966} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 13, 2016
Trygve Seim - The Source (2006) {ECM 1966} [Re-Up]

Trygve Seim - The Source (2006) {ECM 1966}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 411MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 177MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

The second ECM album by Norwegian cooperative group The Source gets back to basics. Since its formation in 1993, when founder-members Trygve Seim, Øyvind Brække and Per Oddvar Johansen were all students at the Trøndelag Conservatory of Music in Trondheim, The Source has been very much a moveable feast, its motto, "No two concerts alike!" The group has embraced the wildest stylistic collisions, working variously with poets and DJs, rai vocalists and rappers, ice hockey players, and conceptual and performance artists. Their collaborators have ranged from rock band Motorpsycho to classical musicians including the Cikada String Quartet (as on their 2000 ECM recording The Source and Different Cikadas). Nonetheless, the overwhelming majority of their performances have been as a quartet, most of their music was written for quartet, and this eponymously titled disc addresses a backlog of much-played material whose appearance on disc is overdue.