Michael Aadal Group

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Michael Aadal Group - Jazz Live Act in Evje

Michael Aadal Group Short Info

Michael Aadal’s first delicately arpeggiated minor chord sets the scene and there is indeed a modally minor inflection to the entire album. But rather than induce pathos, it lends a pensive solemnity to this spellbinding music. The band’s second album, ‘Abigail’ (the first was Desertion, 2008), portrays a journey through nature, lovingly crafted and driven by a group of outstanding musicians. Appropriately for a Norwegian production, the arrangements provide expansive breathing space and once entranced, you are transported to an ethereal world,
which releases your mind from the humdrum and the hackneyed.

"… the strength of Aadal's group is its hybrid between the aesthetic pioneered by saxophonist Jan Garbarek and the exploration of American roots music examined by a guitarist like Bill Frisell.» - Jakob Baekgaard, All About Jazz

«He (Michael Aadal) is a poet and beauty seeking that draws inspiration from a variety of sources - be it melodious jazz, americana, mixed with a little pop and country…. Michael Aadal Group is an unusually homogenous and coherent band. Nevertheless, it is inevitable to pay special attention to the sincerity of the way Aadal plays and the power of Kassen’s saxophone. The kingdom has a new great saxophone voice.» - Tor Hammerø, Jazznytt.

Michael Aadal’s first delicately arpeggiated minor chord sets the scene and there is indeed a modally minor inflection to the entire album. But rather than induce pathos, it lends a pensive solemnity to this spellbinding music. The band’s second album, ‘Abigail’ (the first was Desertion, 2008), portrays a journey through nature, lovingly crafted and driven by a group of outstanding musicians. Appropriately for a Norwegian production, the arrangements provide expansive breathing space and once entranced, you are transported to an ethereal world,
which releases your mind from the humdrum and the hackneyed.

"… the strength of Aadal's group ...

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Past Gigs Michael Aadal Group

  • 05 | 2015 Mandal Mandal Jazzklubb
  • 04 | 2015 Skien Skiensjazzdraget
  • 04 | 2015 Bø Jazzklubb
  • 04 | 2015 Kristiansand Kilder Konserthus
  • 04 | 2015 Flekkefjord Flekkefjord Jazzklubb
  • 04 | 2015 Arendal Arendal Jazzklubb
  • 12 | 2014 Oslo Live@Herr Nilsen

Discography Michael Aadal Group

  • 2015 TBA Album | Losen Records
  • 2013 Abigail Album | Losen Records
  • 2009 Desertion Album | Ponca Jazz Records

Media

  • Video Michael Aadal Group - Abigail
  • Video Michael Aadal Group - Old F...
  • Sound Michael Aadal Group - The W...
  • Sound "Abigail" - live@Hos Naboen...
  • Sound Maag - Japan

Origin

  • Evje NO

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Michael Aadal Guitar
  • André Kassen Saxophone
  • Anders Hofstad Sørås Pedal Steel guitar
  • Ole-Bjørn Talstad Piano
  • Audun Ramo Acoustic bass
  • Gunnar Sæter Drums

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