Sjøvaag / Andersen duo

In this duo, Arild and Jonas work together to create improvised stretches of music where Arilds experience and folk music background fuses with Sjøvaags rhytmical musicality, sometimes based on composed melodies, sometimes floating freely from a common starting point.
The music range from melodical and soothing, often delving deep into dark, tight valleys of sound, before emerging on an eery plain where the crispness of Norwegian lyricism comes into full play.

Arild Andersen, one of Norways finest bass players with a carreer spanning more than 40 years, has been working since the late 60's with musicians such as Jan Garbarek, Karin Krog, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea. Over the last years Arild Andersen has also spent time investing the possibility of combining traditional Norwegian folk music with improvised music, and has, in short, been a part of too many projects to list here.

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'Ancient Land, New Territory' releases exclusively on Tidal Hifi today

7 years 10 months ago

My newest record, with bass player Arild Andersen, releases one week ahead of the others on Tidal HiFi today.
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Contact info

Shipwreckords Booking
Jonas H. Sjøvaag

project members

Jonas Howden Sjøvaag
Percussion, Tar, Riq
Arild Andersen
Bass, electronics