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Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: July 29, 1986

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø is a Norwegian trombonist mainly involved with different types of improvised music. He is currently living in Oslo, where he is doing a masters degree at the academy of music and working as a freelance musician.

An ongoing love/hate releationship with the trombone has led him to explore both the boisterous and brassy side of the instrument, as well as the microscopic and ‘electronic’ sound possibilities. His varying interests comes to play in bands/ensembles playing music ranging from so-called reductionism and free improv to free jazz and contemporary composed music....
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About “SOLO” (2011)

Chain D.L.K. (USA) (…) this release by the young Norwegian improvisational trombonist Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, an up-and-coming star of the scene in my opinion, goes beyond any dictates coming from musical trends, marketing pithy sayings or even social prejudices as some listeners joke on trombone considering it a musical instrument for beggars.

The New york city jazz record (USA) – triple review; Hubweber/Nørstebø/Thewes More so than most brass instruments, the trombone has the structure to be used as a solo instrument, yet, as these choice examples of contemporary Europe an solo trombone discs make obvious, careful planning as well as limitless chops is needed to make things work. (…) the exposition is dedicated to fully formed vibrations resulting from a blustery chromatic tone and tongue stops...

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Featured recording “SOLO”


Creative Sources Recordings
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    Ayler Records
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