Mats Eilertsen

Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Thomas Stronen) - Food (1999)

Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen, Mats Eilertsen, Thomas Strønen) - Food (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 118 Mb
Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde | Label: Feral | # ASFA 101 | Time: 00:51:23

There have been countless attempts to counteract the inherently boring nature of the CD as an artefact and the approach adopted by Feral shapes up better than some on the strength of this first release, which takes some excellent music by saxophonist Iain Ballamy (in the company of three young Norwegian musicians) and packages it with a set of intriguing print artworks by Dave McKean in an elegant library case. On the other hand, we may now be so accustomed to the blandness of the format that any attempt to escape it seems like a distraction. While debating this, it's important not to forget to play the disc, which is quite remarkable and a far cry from Ballamy's formative years in the sprawling bloke-jazz outfit Loose Tubes. Recorded live at the Molde Jazz Festival in 1998, it's astounding that this music seems to date from the very beginning of Ballamy's association with these musicians, given their obvious level of empathy.

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'.

Alexi Tuomarila Trio - Kingdom (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at May 11, 2017
Alexi Tuomarila Trio - Kingdom (2017)

Alexi Tuomarila Trio - Kingdom
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 55:12 min | 127 MB
Label: Edition Records | Tracks: 09 | 2017

Described by Jazz Times as …one of the next big deals on jazz piano… , Alexi Tuomarila is amoungst the finest pianists on the European Jazz scene right now. Known for his work with Polish ECM trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, Tuomarila has quietly grown into a musical force to reckon with. A true sculptor of sound, the pianist and composer has the ability to mould awe-inspiring melodic lines with precision and rhythmic finesse, decorated with a vibrantimagination, energy undercut with melancholy. Kingdom is Alexi s new trio album with long term comrades Mats Eilertsen and Olavi Louhivuori (following the hugely successful release of Seven Hills in 2013).

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2410 | 00:42:45

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick opts for a different approach on Midwest. Four years after the song-like Skala, his sophomore ECM date that has attained "classic" status in European critical circles, he employs notions of history, folk tradition, and dislocation. This album was inspired by Eick's time spent playing the American continent; his tour began on the West Coast. When he entered the rural, upper Midwest and encountered its vast open spaces, he began to feel a sense of "home." He later learned that over the past two centuries of immigration, over a million Norwegians had settled there. After conceiving a "road" album that would begin in Hem, the village of his birth, and traverse the ocean to America, Eick enlisted violinist Gjermund Larsen (a folk musician who has contributed to Christian Wallumrød's ECM recordings), pianist Jon Balke, double bassist Mats Eilertsen, and percussionist Helge Norbakken. The compositions are all lyrical, in typical Eick fashion, but with Larsen they take on a rougher, more earthen quality.

Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 11, 2017
Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}

Jacob Young - Sideways (2007) {ECM 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2007 ECM Records | ECM 1997
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Folk Jazz / Guitar

Norwegian guitarist Jacob Young’s sophomore effort follows coolly on the heels of his debut, Evening Falls. The wealth of Scandinavian talent at his side is enviable, to say the least. Trumpeter Mathias Eick, reedman Vidar Johansen, bassist Mats Eilertsen, and drummer Jon Christensen bring their uniquely tessellated feel for rhythm and hues to ten of Young’s originals, of which the title track sets the stage with the bandleader’s unmistakable acoustic. Mallet-caressed cymbals, trumpet, bass clarinet, and upright bass comingle in simpatico resonance, riding a slow and steady frequency from start to finish.

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: | 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.