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Jaga Jazzist : Bio & Disco

Taken from the official Jagga Jazzist website:

"Jaga Jazzist have become something of a musical phenomenon in Norway since they started 15 years ago. Not only is this 9 piece instrumental band regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative in Norway, the members are all involved in other musical projects and have in one way or another contributed to almost every significant recording to come out of that part of the world in the last few years. It has been this strong involvement with different projects, and different musical styles and sounds which is the key to the unique sound of Jaga Jazzist. With no boundaries and an arsenal that includes trumpet, trombone, electric guitars, bass, tuba, bass clarinet,saxes, keyboards, vibraphone and a rack of electronics, Jaga Jazzist create timeless music. Melodic, hypnotizing, delicate and subtle.

Jaga Jazzist started out in Tonsberg (a small town outside Oslo) in 1994 at which time Lars Horntveth (the main songwriter in Jaga) was only 14 years old! In 2001 they released their debut album “A Livingroom Hush” on Warner in Scandinavia to massive critical acclaim and great sales (the album sold over 15000 copies in Norway alone..). The band then signed a deal for the rest of the world through Oslo`s Smalltown Supersound. Throughout 2002 the band shocked fans and critics alike with their blistering live shows and the buzz resulted in sold out dates all over Europe and the band soon came to the attention of Ninja Tune who did a license/collaboration deal with Smalltown Supersound.

At the same time that their debut album was gaining more and more international success, Jaga recorded the follow up titled “The Stix”, their first for Ninja Tune. As with their first album it was produced by Norwegian superproducer Jørgen Træen the man behind Duper Studios in Bergen (home of Røyksopp, Kings of Convenience, Sondre Lerche but this time Jaga wanted to push their musical limits even further and really create a sound they could genuinely call “Jaga Jazzist “. It was the perfect balance between (hu)man and machine, and it never lost the organic nature of a live 10 piece.

After heavy touring next came their most radical "What We Must" album, the result of the band going into an isolated studio out in the Norwegian woods and recording the demo now known as the Spydeberg Session. Put down in one take in one day, it was a breakthrough moment for the group. A sound that was closer to their live sound than ever before. It was their rock album. But of course Jaga's own kaleidoscopic take on rock stylings, rolling from early 90s British shoegazer guitar pop to 70s prog rock, all shot through with Jaga's own unique logic. "



Jævla Jazzist Grete Stitz (1996)
A Livingroom Hush (2001)
The Stix (2003)
What We Must (2005)
One-Armed Bandit (2010)


Magazine (1998)
Airborne/Going Down (2001)
Animal Chin (2003)
Day (2004)


ONE-ARMED BANDIT by Jaga Jazzist

A trip to Jagazzistan

The new album of this Norwegian band is simply splendid. The nine members of Jaga Jazzist will guide you through the electronic (lady) land, the Groovy-Jazz continent, the Zappasphere and the country of (Philip) Glass. At the end of the road, the only thing you can say is: “ WOW, thank you guys!”.

The songs you must and will not miss: One-armed bandit; Bananfluer Overalt; Prognissekongen; Touch of Evil and all the other songs.

You can listen to the album right here or watch my Jaga Jazzist playlist here.


Come back to the Five and Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee by Benjy Ferree

From Rockabilly to Punkabilly

Benjy Ferree latest album is full of diverse influences of the 50s, 60s and 70s. From Rockabilly to Glam-Rock, from The Kinks to the Clash. Come (back) to the five-and-dime*, you won’t regret the time and money you ‘ll spend !

The songs you must and will not miss: Fear; Come to Me, Coming to Me; Great Scott!

Peter Pan is behind the making of  “Come Back To The Five And Dime”. Check the bio of Ferree to know why.

J’G Team

*Five-and-dime is a variety store of a type, now obsolete, that sold housewares, toys, candy, small pets, and other assorted items at reasonable prices.
(taken from encarta)