ANIMATION VOLDA 2014
FRIDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
21:00 SAMFUNNSHUSET 50,-
After winning the prestigious JazzIntro award in 2008, “Young Jazz Musicians of the year”, Albatrosh has had busy years. In 2009 they released their critically acclaimed debut album, “Seagull Island” (InnerEar), as the cohesive press celebrated with solid rolls of the dice, and by the big Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet described as “perhaps the most exciting release in Norwegian elite jazz in many years”. The album was also very well received outside the country . In 2010 they released their second album “Mystery Orchestra with Grenager & Tafjord”, featuring cellist Lene Grenager and horn player Hild Sofie Tafjord. This album recieved great reviews as well, and the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen ranked it to be the best Norwegian jazz record of 2010.
In 2011 Albatrosh signed a record contract with the major jazz/impro label Rune Grammofon. This resulted in the album “Yonkers”, which was released internationally in january 2012, with 6/6 stars in Norway´s biggest newspaper and great reviews in The Guardian, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, New York Times and lots of others.
Albatrosh has toured all over Norway, played at the majority of Norwegian festivals like Molde Jazz Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and PUNKT, as well as 12 Points! in Dublin, Shanghai Arts Festival and North Sea Jazz. They´ve also toured in USA, Italy, Malaysia, Germany, France, Poland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark. At North Sea jazz 2009 they took part in the European Jazz Competition, and won the the prestigious 1st prize “Best Band”. Jury chairman, Maria Schneider said: