Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Jaga Jazzist has become something of a musical phenomenon in Norway since they started 15 years ago. Not only is this 9 piece instrumental band regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative in Norway, the members are all involved in other musical projects and have in one way or another contributed to almost every significant recording to come out of that part of the world in the last few years. It has been this strong involvement with different projects, and different musical styles and sounds which is the key to the unique sound of Jaga Jazzist. With no boundaries and an arsenal that includes trumpet, trombone, electric guitars, bass, tuba, bass clarinet, saxophones, keyboards, vibraphone and a rack of electronics, Jaga Jazzist create timeless music...
Like Charles Mingus with the Aphex Twin up his arse. Delectable. Sleazenation
… a feast of infectious beats and exciting arrangements delicately resolved with nuance to produce a variety of atmospheric pleasures The Wire
Performing much of One-Armed Bandit at Molde, Jaga Jazzist's mélange of rock energy, jazz vernacular, minimalistic tendencies, episodic composition, expansive instrumentation and electronic manipulation has never sounded better. Not since 1970s British progsters Gentle Giant has there been a group combining so many multi-instrumentalists, playing music so complex and ever-shifting that it's a paradoxically exhausting yet exhilarating experience just trying to keep up with who's playing what. AllAboutJazz.com
One-Armed Bandit (2010)
What We Must (2005)
Day EP (2004)
Motorpsycho + Jaga Jazzist Horns (2003)
Animal Chin EP (2003)
The Stix (2002)
Airborne/Going Down EP (2001)
A Living Room Hush (2001)
Magazine EP (1998) Magazine (1994)
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