Nils Petter Molvær is one of the most prominent performers within an electroacoustic, improvised/composed musical hybrid that has become a genre of its own, and where he is
both a pioneer and a veteran.
Nils Petter Molvær is one of the most prominent representatives of an electroacoustic jazz hybrid that has grown into a genre of its own since the 1990s. Within this field, sometimes referred to as "future jazz" or "nu jazz," the Norwegian composer is both pioneer and veteran, being one of the first jazz musicians to incorporate the emerging digital and electronic trends into his work around the year 2000.
With his significant sound merging melancholic trumpet sounds with dynamic electronic soundscapes, Molvær has achieved heavyweight status in paving a way forward for the genre into a new age - while remaining connected to his jazz past. His latest release, Stitches, is in no way inferior. Through his intrepidity in exploring new sounds and emotions, Molvær once again demonstrates that jazz not only has a future, but one that is both bright and exciting to boot.
Nils Petter Molvaer trompet, Johan Lindström gitaar pedal steel,** Jo Berger Myhre** basgitaar, Erland Dahlen drums