After four years of extensive touring and five albums, of which one was a photo book with two CDs, it's time to look back, but also forward. SELECTED TRACKS 2013-2017 gives the listener a chance to hear the band's continuous development in retrospect. The disc starts off with two tracks from the forthcoming album FLUKU, which will be released in September 2017. First, a kind of game piece where every soloist has to decide on the spot who to accompany them on various given material. Second, a ballad which brings out a new side to Nilssen-Love's writing. "ANA" features an extended version of the band, including two Brazilian percussionists, and shows Nilssen-Love's passion for Brazilian rhythms. "Fendika" was recorded at the band's last concert during their 15 gig tour of North America in 2015 and there's no doubt what those two weeks did to the band. "Fortar Hardar" was recorded at the band's "debut" in Europe, at the famous Moers festival in Germany. An audience of 2000 were thrilled to pieces by the bands energy and strength. "Culius" was recorded at the band's very first concert at Molde Jazzfestival in 2013, after two days of rehearsal out in the woods. Nilssen-Love's immediate conclusion was that this a band and not a project. About 60 concerts later, and following a slight change in the line-up, there's no doubt this will go on!
released February 24, 2017
Tracks 1 and 2 from the forthcoming album Fluku (PNL038).
Track 3 previously released on Ana (PNL033).
Track 4 previously released on 2015 (PNL030).
Track 5 previously released on Erta Ale bonus disc (PNL025).
Track 6 previously released on First Blow (PNL021).
Thomas Johansson - trumpet
Mats Äleklint - trombone
Per Åke Holmlander - tuba (all except Culius, Fortar Hardar)
Børre Mølstad - tuba (Culius, Fortar Hardar, Ana)
Julie Kjær - alto saxophone, flute (all except Culius, Fortar Hardar)
Kasper Værnes - alto saxophone (Culius, Fortar Hardar)
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm - Bb clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone
Kristoffer Berre Alberts - alto and tenor saxophone (Happy Slappy, Springsummer)
Ketil Gutvik - guitar
Tommi Keränen - electronics (all except Culius, Fortar Hardar)
Lasse Marhaug - electronics and turntable (Culius, Fortar Hardar)
Jon Rune Strøm - electric and double bass
Christian Meaas Svendsen - electric and double bass
Andreas Wildhagen - drums and percussion
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums and percussion
Paulinho Bicolor - cuica (Ana)
Célio De Carvalho - pandeiro (Ana)
Christian Obermayer - live sound