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Ola Asdahl Rokkones lives in Tromsø in the north of Norway, but regularly appears with bands and orchestras all over Europe. He is an independent artist, and one of few saxophonists working both within classical music, jazz and folk music.
Terje Baugerød works as organist in Ris Church in Oslo, in addition to an active career as a performer, producer and composer. He is an openminded, improvising musician and works in particular with classical music, pop, electronica and traditional music from different cultures.
Their artistic ambition of this project is to perform both new and old Christmas songs in their own, and for the audience perhaps unexpected arrangements, highlighting both improvisational elements, jazz and folk music elements. They want the audience to get a strong, and perhaps overwhelming, musical experience, taking advantage of the sound potential in the church room and the dynamic range of the combination of the organ and the tenor saxophone.
Ola Asdahl Rokkones – tenor saxophone
Terje Baugerød – organ
All arrangements: Ola Asdahl Rokkones & Terje Baugerød
Produced by Ola Asdahl Rokkones & Terje Baugerød
Recorded and mixed by Terje Baugerød
Mastering: Cutting Room, Stockholm
Photo & design by Oda Hveem, Visuello.no
Recorded in Ris Church, Oslo
Organ: Ryde & Berg, 2010
Released with support from Nordnorsk Jazzsenter
See also: www.olarokkones.com
«Rokkones og Baugerød skaper et dempa og stemningsfylt musikalsk landskap gjennom arrangement og utmerka behandling av sine instrumenter.” (4/6)
Tor Hammerø – Tor de Jazz:
«Resultatet har blitt et flott julekort for orgel og saksofon der de to, og instrumentene deres, viser oss at de kler hverandre på et framifrå vis.”
Nordische Musik (DE):
“Zauberhaften Einspielungen. Sehr schön, für Jazzfreunde ebenso wie für traditioneller eingestellte »Klassik«-Hörer.” (5/6)
Label no: HZ7-010
RELEASE DATE: 27. october 2017