Hoff Ensemble – Quiet Winter Night (2012)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 44:17 minutes | 3,12 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192kHz | Time – 44:17 minutes | 1,94 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Time – 44:17 minutes | 1001 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz, Folk | Label: 2L (Lindberg Lyd)
Hoff Ensemble consists of some of Norway’s finest jazz and session musicians, fronted by trumpeter Mathias Eick, of ECM renown, who plays a leading role in several of the compositions. The ensemble’s basic quartet features legendary veteran bassist Arild Andersen and arranger Jan Gunnar Hoff on piano. Hoff has performed with his own group since 1993, collaborating with such artists as Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Maria Joao and Alex Acuna. This time in this great Norwegian band he mixes flavours in a “cross-over” setting… The music is created by film composers Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud and among the vocalists are some of Norway’s top names in popular music: Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg.
The music is created by film composers Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud and among the vocalists are some of Norway’s top names (and Universal artists) in popular music: Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg.
The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transforms the entire listening experience, more radically, these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasizes surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 12 American GRAMMY nominations over the past six years.
01 – Dronning Fjellrose
02 – Stille, stille kommer vi
03 – Dele alle ord og tanker
04 – Redd Mamma
05 – Sulla, sulla krekling
06 – Blågutten
07 – Ville fjellgutt
08 – Hva skal hende nå?
09 – Ved bålet
10 – Tufsa danser
11 – Vesle, rare bygdeunge
12 – En blånissekveld
13 – Kveldslokk for små unger
14 – Lys i desember
15 – Ved bålet (Instrumental version) [Bonus Track]
Balance Engineer: Morten Lindberg.
Recording Technician: Beatrice Johannessen.
Produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition, 352kHz/24bit).
Recorded in August 2011 at Sofienberg Church, Norway.
Mathias Eick – trumpet
Børge Petersen-Øverleir – guitar
Annbjørg Lien – nyckelharpa and hardanger fiddle
Jan Gunnar Hoff – piano
Arild Andersen – double bass
Rune Arnesen – percussion