Bugge Wesseltoft (NO)
Since the early 1990´s Bugge Wesseltoft has made an impressive, truly post-modern transition from his ECM nordic jazz traditions. Playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, Sidsel Endresen, Terje Rypdal, Nils Petter Molvaer, Jon Eberson to forming his own innovative New Conception Of Jazz group and exquisite label “Jazzland Recordings”.
Wesseltoft is multi-decorated with critics prizes for creating a unique, fresh blend of “modern jazz”.
2016 saw the return of New Conception Of Jazz with a large 20 years anniversary tour.
In September 2017, Bugge will release a new solo piano album on ACT Music.
Everybody Loves Angels is a warm, peaceful record and live performance on grand piano. Consisting of pop classics from the 60/70’s period, norwegian folk songs, classical music and own material.
Repertoire features songs from Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Beatles, Johann Sebastian Bach, traditional norwegian folk songs.
An elegant, fully acoustic way to have a good night out in the fall and winter season. Made for churches, recital halls.
The album is a follow up to Bugge’s classic ACT album ‘It’s Snowing On My Piano’ from 1997, which sold 140.000 copies.
LINE UP NCOJ
Bugge Wesseltoft – keyboards, sounds, visuals
Marthe Lea – saxophone, electronics, voice
Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir – guitar
Sanskriti Shrestha – tablas
Siv Øyunn Kjenstad – drums and vocals