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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Saturday, 11 November 2017 16:44

Marius Neset - Circle Of Chimes

When I first heard Neset, I thought he and his collective were an oddity. But soon I realised they are a precious jazz commodity.

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Bold, ambitious arrangements as Neset looks to combine jazz with modern classical music.

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Marius Neset is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist, living in Copenhagen. He is known from collaborations with the jazz bands People Are Machines and JazzKamikaze, and the Django Bates projects StoRMChaser big band and Human Chain. He is the son of music teachers guitarist Terje Neset and pianist Anne Leni Søfteland Sæbø, and the brother of the vocalist Anna Søfteland Neset and flautist Ingrid Søfteland Neset. He signed up for the label ACT Records in 2013. His first ACT release Lion (2014) together with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, reached international acclaim as one of the most important large ensemble albums of 2014. Marius Neset's quintet album Pinball was released January 2015. His latest recording, Snowmelt - recorded with the London Sinfonietta - comes out in August 2016.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016 00:17

Danielsson Neset Lund - Sun Blowing

Saxophonist Marius Neset shines on this gem of an album.

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