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.
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.
I’m immensely proud to participate on Per Oddvar Johansen’s debut album, in an inspirational trio setting with my good friend Torben Snekkestad on sax and reed trumpet. “Let’s Dance” will be released on Edition Records on March 25.
I’ll start the new year playing three concerts with the project “Lyden av Prøysen”, mine and Sigurd Hole’s version of the Alf Prøysen universe. Frida Ånnevik (voc), Knut Aalefjær (dr), Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (sax), Håvard Lund (bass clarinet), Sigurd Hole (bs), Helge Lien (pno).
Jan 13 – Kongsberg Jazz club
Jan 15 -Tynset Jazz club
Jan 16 – Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria, Oslo