The duo album “Hummingbird” with Dobro player Knut Hem is now released in Norway. International release will be announced later. I’m very proud of this album! Dobro and piano is not the most common combination, but it sounds very nice. Mike Hartung at Propeller recordings have done a marvellous job recording it, and the C.Bechstein sounds brilliant too. Buy it at Bare Jazz in Oslo, or in your local CD store. Label: Ozella Music.
Dagsavisen 29. april 04:01
Forfatter: Roald Helgheim
Med Helge Lien Trios fantastiske nye album Guzuguzu, har vi kåra godt som årets album og årets konsert. Forventningane til eit nytt album frå Helge Lien, Frode Berg og Per Oddvar Johansen er som alltid skyhøge.
Helge Lien Trio
Ozella OZ070CD ****
(four out of five stars)
Helge Lien is one of Norway’s most accomplished pianists, stylistically broad, as he showed during his period as Silje Nergaard’s accompanist, he brought a personal vision into sharp focus with 2008’s Hello Troll and its follow up, 2010’s Natsukashii with Berg on bass and Knut Aalefjær on drums. Continue reading “Jazzwise magazine (UK) | Guzuguzu”
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PLATE: Helge Lien Trios niende album er en åpenbaring av sterke låter og strålende formidling.
Tre år er gått siden utgivelsen av fin-fine «Badgers and Other Beings», Helge Lien Trios åttende album, og det første med Per Oddvar Johansen som trommeslager. På aprilferske «Guzuguzu» består bandet stadig av pianist og komponist Lien, kontrabassist Frode Berg og nevnte Johansen, og nok en gang signerer de en formidabel leveranse der både hver enkelt melodi og albumets musikkdramaturgiske helhet bæres fram av kreativitet og ferdigheter på skyhøyt nivå. Continue reading “Jazzinorge.no | Guzuguzu”
The new Helge Lien Trio album is ready to hit the world! We’ll celebrate with concerts in Tokyo, Oslo, Bergen and Bucuresti. Watch video: Helge Lien Trio – Jasmine
I’m off to Japan again, this time with Arild Andersen trio. Thomas Strønen plays the drums. Looking forward! See the tour dates in the LIVE section.
Live & Lien’s new album YOU (Ozella Music) was released in Norway this autumn. It has received overwhelming reviews so far! here are some excerpts and links (in Norwegian). We’re really looking forward to the international release in February 2017! Continue reading “Great reviews of YOU in Norwegian press”
I’m extremely proud to announce that we will release a new album with Live & Lien this autumn, on Ozella Music. Release night: Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria, Oslo, Sept 15.
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What an honor! The album “Bridges”, with Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio is voted as the best album of 2015 in the Polish magazine Jazz Forum! Congratulations also to Adam for being voted as violinist of the year, as well as a strong second place on the musician of the year-vote, only beaten by no other than Tomasz Stańko.
The double LP with the project “Østerdalsmusikk – 1975 | 2015”, led by trumpet player Torgrim Sollid, is nominated for Spellemannprisen (Norwegian “Grammy award”) in the Folk Music category. The original project is, in my opinion, nothing less than a groundbreaking part of Norwegian jazz history, and it has been a great honor to participate on the 2015 edition. If you can read Norwegian, check this link for some more info about it: http://bit.ly/osterdalsmusikk
The Spellemannprisen show takes place on January 30 in Oslo Spektrum, and is broadcasted live on NRK.