A long awaited jazz concert with Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli.
A short report from the concert by someone who was present. Playlist and videos from the concert you’ll find below 🙂
Ever since I saw videos from the jazz concert these two brilliant musicians had in 2010, I have waited for a chance to see them live together. And suddenly the festival @Karpedammenscene, supported by Aftenposten, announced the concert, which due to the time of the day they called Jazz Brunch 🙂 And this time I couldn’t let the chance pass by, even if I had to drive for 18 hours in 1,5 day. And it was definitely worth it 🙂
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From paper issue of VG from 25.11.12. Internet version here.
Written by Stein Østbø.
Found by Venche Mellemstrand. Translated to English by Tessa La. English revision by Katie Anderson.
The Christmas Album: jazz
Sober, but somewhat predictable choice.
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” is Alexander Rybak’s sonorous start on this CD, and the warm atmosphere of Mel Torn’s “The Christmas Song” runs through Rybak’s Christmas album with a heartwarming theme, where his two own new Christmas songs fit in with the rest.
Beyond this, the repertoire is really quite predictable and interpreted to death, but with Rybak and partners tapping into what might have been just another Christmas album with all the old American hits, through fine and soft string arrangements. Rybak himself has the same correct hesitation in his voice, making “Christmas Tales” into a Christmas album that will be a nice complement to the increasingly large family of Christmas albums.
Best song: “The Christmas Song”.
(music by Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn)
How lucky can one guy be;
I kissed her and she kissed me
Like the fella once said,
Ain’t that a kick in the head? Continue reading Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?
(English translation by Tessa La, Russian transalion and subs by Olina Novikova)
Interview and short violin performances
Alex performs a piece from Ole Bull, jazz and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”
Live performance of “Europe’s Skies”
Jazz concert – Alexander Rybak and Felix Peikli
Alexander Rybak, Felix Peikli (clarinet), Gunnar Flagstad (piano), Sjur Bjærke (bass) and Øystein Aarnes Vik (drums) in a concert for Valdres Sommersymfoni’s project “Playing for a Future” in Fagernes, Norway the 26th of June 2010. Continue reading Jazz concert — Alexander Rybak — Valdres Sommersymfoni, Fagernes, Norway June 26th, 2010