Musical Balloon was the “Tingningsverket” (festival commission) at Vossa Jazz in 2018, and it was met with enthusiastic responses from both audience and critics.
The jazz magazine “Downbeat” wrote:
«… one of the best commissions of recent vintage». «… a fascinating suite in a micro-big band context, laced with theatricality, moments of swinging bravura and an overall narrative ebb-and-flow».
Hegdal’s music is refreshing and sparky, with complex rhythms, tight brass, surprising melodies and unifying musical motives. A big band in micro-format lets the energy fly – allow yourself to be lifted up by Hegdal’s balloon!
Eirik Hegdal – clarinet, sax
Mattias Ståhl – vibrafon
Jon Fält – drums
Eivind Lønning – trumpet
Nils-Olav Johansen – gitar, banjo, vocal
Ole Morten Vågan – contrabass
Tor Breivik – sound
Eirik Hegdal x 3
Thursday 04.07.2019 @ Sølvsalen, 16:30
‘EnEnEn’ med Johan Linderström
Friday 05.07.2019 @ Lågdalsmuseet, 15:00
Photo: Julieane Schütz
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