Wolf Valley in Molde

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Saturday the 23rd of July we had our world premiere with the original “cast” of Wolf Valley at Molde International Jazz Festival. The concert was a success, and some videos from the show will be announced soon!

Thanks to Daniel Herskedal for a nice picture!

AP Reviews

apUK-based jazz writer Adrian Pallant about Wolf Valley:

“Wolf Valley (it’s a literal English translation of his name) is, I suspect, Dale’s breakthrough album into a more prominent international career. It is creative jazz, atmospheric programme music, an imaginary film soundtrack, a travelogue in sound, a chamber ensemble, depending on one’s mood, and it certainly deserves to be heard very widely indeed. Whatever you want to call it, it’s absolutely gorgeous.”

Read the whole review here.

Listen on Spotify here.

Buy CD here.

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CEMPE

The last 1,5 years I’ve participated in a research group at the Norwegian Academy of Music called “Cross-genre practicing”. The project is a part of CEMPE, Centre og Excellence in Music Performance Education, and our group has tried to find some common ground in how we rehearse, how we teach rehearsing, finding new ways to develop methods and to challenge our own conceptions.

My focus has been “how can a creative musician approach his own deficiencies and instead utilize his habits for further musical development”. I’ve worked with several students on this matter, and held several public workshops. CEMPE has now published a blog post about one of them:

Click here to read the whole text. (ENGLISH)

Klikk her for å lese hele teksten. (NORWEGIAN)

The Jazz Breakfast about Wolf Valley: “it’s absolutely gorgeous.”

Jazz journalist, Peter Bacon, who runs a great jazz blog/magazine named “The Jazz Breakfast” just published a great review of Wolf Valley. Click to read the whole thing!

“Wolf Valley (it’s a literal English translation of his name) is, I suspect, Dale’s breakthrough album into a more prominent international career. It is creative jazz, atmospheric programme music, an imaginary film soundtrack, a travelogue in sound, a chamber ensemble, depending on one’s mood, and it certainly deserves to be heard very widely indeed. Whatever you want to call it, it’s absolutely gorgeous.”

Jazzwise: “someone to watch”

Major UK jazz magazine, Jazzwise, reviewed Wolf Valley this month. Reporter Stuart Nicholson states:

“You can only make a first impression once, and Dale’s debut as a leader on an important European jazz label is impressive at several levels – in conception, in execution and from a compositional perspective he succeeds in ticking all boxes.”

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