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Live at Dokkhuset

Live at Dokkhuset is the new album of Norwegian saxophonist Cecilie Grundt, which releases 1 May on Grundt Records. The album was recorded 29 March 2019 at Dokkhuset Scene in Trondheim, and it contains six original compositions performed by Cecilie Grundt Quintet featuring jazz star Nils-Olav Johansen on guitar, banjo and vocal.


Track List

1 Court Of The Lions / I Won't Forget

2 Contemporary Old School Part I - II

3 Sjakka


4 Blues

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About this album

Nils-Olav Johansen is considered a central figure in modern jazz and improvisational music in Norway. He is one of the co-founders of the group Farmers Market, which incorporates elements from jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass, classical - and most significantly - Bulgarian folk music.


The album begins with a majestic and playful song ‘Court Of The Lions’, continued by ‘I Won’t Forget’, which is inspired by modern American jazz. Next is the two-part suite ‘Contemporary Old School I-II’, followed by ‘Sjakka’, both of the songs are influenced by contemporary classical music. The album ends with ‘Blues’, a composition which draws inspiration from the blues, spirituals and gospel. 

About the song 'Blues', Grundt says:  


«I have structured the form of the composition around 'call-and-response' so that it works similarly to a conversation. The conversation begins between the banjo and the horn players, gradually adding the piano, the bass, and the drums to join the conversation».


Collectivism is a major part of the music on the album, but there is also a lot of space for individual statements.


Cecilie Grundt Quintet was established in 2016 at the Department of Music at NTNU in Trondheim. The debut album Contemporary Old School was released in May 2019. The quintet has been touring in Europe and Norway, developing an original sound as well as a strong communicative interplay through playfulness and curiosity. Cecilie Grundt Quintet was invited to perform at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020 in Munich.


Nils-Olav Johansen - guitar, banjo and vocal
Cecilie Grundt - tenor saxophone and soprano saxophone
Øyvind Frøberg Mathisen - trumpet
Håvard Aufles - piano
Morten Berger Stai - bass
Åsmund Mattias Smidt - drums

Cecilie Grundt Quintet & Nils-Olav Johansen | I Won't Forget - Live at Dokkhuset
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