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Yonkers

Artist: Albatrosh
Albatrosh - Yonkers CD
Label: Rune Grammofon
Regular Price: $16.95
On Sale For: $8.48 
Year: 2011
Format: CD

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Eyolf Dale and André Roligheten aka Albatrosh are already three albums into their career and showing a maturity in writing and playing that betrays their age considerably. Yonkers was recorded during what the duo describe as a magic late night session in the Oktaven Audio studio in Yonkers just outside New York City. The music is contemporary jazz with threads to both American and European traditions, structured compositions paired with improvisation; playful and melodic, modern and accessible. Eyolf and André met at school in the small town of Skien and have played together since the age of 17. The duo formally started in 2006, followed by rehearsals and concerts. They won the annual JazzIntro prize at Molde Int. Jazz Festival in 2008 and the "Best Band" category at the European Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz in 2009, with jury leader Maria Schneider deeming their performance "most original, great interplay and amazing improvisation, effective and colorful compositions." The same year also saw the release of their debut album Seagull Island followed by Mystery Orchestra With Grenager & Tafjord (2010), both receiving great reviews, the latter named "Best Norwegian Jazz Record Of The Year" in national paper, Dagsavisen.
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Eyolf Dale (piano); Andre Roligheten (saxophone)
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