Anders Lønne Grønseth interviewed at JazzBluesNews.com
British Jazz Journal's review of "Theory of Anything"
"Theory of Anything" reviewed in Swedish Lira (in Swedish)
"Theory of Anything" reviewed In Jazz Special (in Danish)
"Theory of Anything" reviewed in All About Jazz!
Dutch e-mag Vital Weekly's review of "Theory of Anything"
Eyal Hareuveni's review of "Theory of Anything" for Salt Peanuts
"Theory of Anything" reviewed in canadian e-mag Textura.
"Theory of Anything" reviewed in CultureJazz (in French)
"Theory of Anything" featured as "album of the week" at Nick Gray's The Alternative 9
"Theory of Anything" reviewed at Distrito Jazz (in Spanish)
Fantastic review from Terje Mosnes at Jazzinroge.no (in Norwegian)
Double review of "Multiverse" and "Theory of Anything" from jazz blog tor de jazz (in Norwegian)
New album out on April 26
Anders Lønne Grønseth / Multiverse:
Theory of Anything (Pling Music) featuring Hayden Powell (trp), Espen Berg (pno), Audun Ellingsen (bs) and Einar Scheving (drs)
Multiverse reviewed in Canadian e-mag Textura.
Multiverse reviewed in All About Jazz.
Multiverse revieved in Dutch e-mag Vital Weekly.
Multiverse reviewed in Nordische-Musik.de (in German)
Multiverse reviewed in Norwegian newspaper Dag og Tid.
Multiverse reviewed by Terje Mosnes at jazzinorge.no (in Norwegian)
Multiverse awarded 13 out of 15 stars in German webzine Musikreviews (in German)
Multiverse reviewed with great insight at Dave's Place.
New album out on Sept. 21:
Anders Lønne Grønseth - Multiverse (Pling Music) featuring Hayden Powell (trp), Espen Berg (pno), Audun Ellingsen (bs) and Einar Scheving (drs)
Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel album appears on the 'Album of the year' list in Jazz Views.
13 out of 15 stars in German webzine Musikreviews. Read here (in German)
Eyal Hareuveni reviews Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel album for Salt Peanuts. Read here.
"Great four-star review of Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel in UK magazine Songlines. Read it here.
Superb review of Bhattacharya / grønseth/ Wessel from Musicweb-international.com. Read here.
Great review of Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel at JazzViews. Read here.
Nice review of Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel at WorldMusicCentral.org. Read here.
Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel reviewed by Spanish jazz blog Distrito Jazz. Read here (in Spanish)
Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel album excellently reviewed in the Canadian Textura magazine. Read here.
Grøn / Sky reviewed in Swedish magazine Lira. Read here (in Swedish)
Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel reviewed in copious e-mag elsewhere.co.nz
Taking part on Sebastian Haugen-Markussen's album release "Skarvesteinen". Listen to the band performing at Spillerom, NRK P2 (Norwegian national radio) here.
Great review of Mini Macro Ensemble in leading jazz blog Bird is the Worm. Read here.
Brief review of Mini Macro Ensemble in Swedish magazine Lira. Read here (in Swedish)
Superb review of Mini Macro Ensemble in Canadian magazine Textura. Read it here.
Mini Macro Ensemble reviewed in U.K. webzine Jazz Views. Read here.
Great review of Mini Macro Ensemble in Distrito Jazz (Spanish). Read here.
Fantastic double review of Mini Macro Ensemble and Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel by Norwegian jazz critic Tor de Jazz. Read here (in Norwegian)
Great double review of Mini Macro Ensemble 2nd Edt Vol 1+2 in German web magazine Musikreview. Read here (in German)
New album out on Nov. 18th:
"Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel"
Interview on Bhattacharya / Grønseth / Wessel in Norwegian magazine Samora. Read it here (in Norwegian)
Mini Macro Ensemble reviewed in Italian by Jazz Convention. Read here (Italian)
A brief review of new Mini Macro album in Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen (in Norwegian)
New album out on Oct. 21st:
"Mini Macro Ensemble 2nd Edt Vol2"
Radio interview (in English) at NRK P2 "Jungeltelegrafen" (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) with Debashish Bhattacharya and Anders Lønne Grønseth on upcoming tour and album release. Listen here.
Announcing Norway tour dates for a truly intercontinental project: Debashish Bhattacharya (hindustani side guitar - India), Kenny Wessel (electric guitar - US), Subhasis Bhattacharya (tabla/percussion - India) & ALG (saxophones - Norway). An album is on the way, too!
Mini Macro Ensemble reviewed in Nordic jazz webzine Salt Peanuts. Read here (Swedish)
"Recommendation of the day" (July 10th) and splendid review of Mini Macro Ensemble from jazz blog birdistheworm.com. Read here.
Great review of Mini Macro Ensemble in Italian at web magazine Jazz Convention (jazzconvention.net). Read here.
Mini-review of Mini Macro album in Danish magazine Jazz Special no. 150.
Mini Macro Ensemble reviewed in Swedish magazine Orkesterjornalen. Read here in Swedish.
Superb review with great insight in German from Nordische-musik.de. Read it here.
Mini Macro Ensemble reviewed in Norwegian Jazznytt, summing up with a great quote...
Grøn / Sky reviewed in Norwegian Magazine Viser. Read it in Norwegian here.
Nice review of Mini Macro Ensemble from Trond Erikson at jazzomtale.blogspot.no. Read it here (Norwegian).
Fresh reviews of Mini Macro Ensemble in Swedish Lira Musikmagasin and U.K. magazine The Wire.
The Free Jazz Collective offers 4,5 out of 5 stars in a sublime review of Mini Macro Ensemble by Eyal Hareuveni. Read it here.
"Jazzklubben", NRK P2 (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) on Feb 12th: In-depth interview with demonstrations of The Bitonal Scale System and music from my two albums with Grøn / Sky and Mini Macro Ensemble. Listen here (Norwegian)
Presentation with interviews of the Grøn / Sky album on NRK P2 (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) on Feb. 8th.
Listen here (Norwegian)
Nice review from Tor de Jazz on Grøn / Sky album. Read it here (Norwegian)
First review of Grøn / Sky in Dagsavisen. Short, but good. (Norwegian)
Norwegian newspaper Dag og Tid interview about the Grøn / Sky album (in Norwegian)
New album out on Jan. 22nd:
Grøn / Sky: Ord frå ein annan skog.
Performing my songs to lyrics by Norwegian poet Halldis Moren Vesaas, in collaboration with singer Anja Eline Skybakmoen.
Norwegian Jazz blog Tor de Jazz with a good review of Mini Macro Ensemble. Read the review in Norwegian here.
"this is music which engages brain and body, heart and mind alike, delivered with spot-on group interaction and dynamic finesse all round."
"I would be happy to hear this music live in a venue where people give up their chit-chat and becomes part of the music"
"The tracks present a richness in detail that only comes forward after repeated listenings, and that's a heartfelt compliment."
"a very strong voice and identity of their own whatever the influences are they integrate
into their music. Superb!"
""gentle and emphatic interplay and the collective, patient development of ideas work as the engine for the organic flow and progression of the music (...) the highly melodic, rich and nuanced language of Grønseth.
"Theory of Anything shows that music that embraces the classic acoustic jazz style of the ‘50s and ‘60s needn't by definition sound retrograde; in Grønseth and company's hands, the material is as fresh and vital as anything of a more recent vintage."
"The melodies may appear as traditional jazz but they are not really, as if the musicians walked with soles of the past on the trails of a clearly audible contemporaneity. The mix that is born is unlikely but does not fail to be intriguing (...) A highly recommended disc."
"Saxophonist Anders leads this quintet into a glorious landscape of reflection and hope (...) a musical treat for both intellects and those who simply enjoy an exquisite, aural experience."
'Theory Of Anything' will possibly occupy a place in my list of favorite albums for 2019."
"Producing rich deposits of goosebump-raisers (...) Multiverse must be one of today's most original, ambitious, advanced and complete bands in this country."
"Here's two fresh examples of how good and original ALG is (...) an outstanding instumentalist, composer and band leader"
“Multiverse is, in short, ultimately about intuitive group interplay and responsiveness as much as anything else ... A late-night, smoky ambiance permeates Multiverse, which lends it the aura of a classic jazz quintet recording.”
Beautifully composed, imaginatively performed and luminously recorded, Multiverse is a winner from start to finnish."
"six captivating themes leaving room for initiative and improvisation ... The sax playing by Grønseth in the opening track is fantastic ... The fine interplay and communication is a joy."
"Classic jazz with a twist...lots of twists" (6/6* Songqualität)
"This is, simply put, an important record ... Exquisitely, Multiverse combines composition with broad improvisational fields."
"A quintet with power and class ... who in a rousing way combines controlled melodiosity with quivering improvisational appetite ... The whole quintet seems as to be navigated by one unified brain."
"Soulful jazz of the highest calibre ... Exceptionally good album with aspirations to become a classic"
"six great tunes, performed with finesse by a quintet of the highest calibre." ...
"an album that rewards the listener with each fresh play-through."
"One of the best sounding jazz albums ever recorded" ... "Great jazz art in outstanding sound quality"
"These ragas highlight the emphatic, organic interplay of Bhattacharya, Grønseth and Wessel, letting their distinct voices weave nuanced and rich textures."
"understated musical conversations ... languid explorations, shifting between melody and improvisatiuon as naturally as inhaling and exhaling"
"The combination...is quite hypnotic ... I urge you to give it a try"
"What is so interesting about these pieces is that it is so very difficult to pigeon-hole them into any category that had been previously defined as ‘indo-jazz fusion’ (...) to point out the originality of the work of this integration of talented musicians deeply immersed in each other’s musical traditions."
"The East West fusion works perfectly"
"a distinct and innovative product ... a beautiful and relaxing work that will delight the lovers of music with ethnic flavors."
"...sings unspeakably beautiful ... creates interresting encounters"
"engaging and sometimes ineffably, romantically evocative"
"This absorbing session has all kinds of little surprises to offer, and they’re couched in an endlessly curious beauty."
"ever-stimulating yet accessible ... never loses its fundamental ability to engage at an immediate, visceral level ... If ever the word organic applied, it does here."
"interesting interplay and rich mixture of sounds"
"Without doubt one of my favourite albums this year"
"Spennende og annerledes er bare forbokstaven."
"vakker og inspirerende musikk som er egna til å drømme seg bort i eller til."
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12.10.16: Nesodden Jazzklubb
13.10.16: Tou Scene, Stavanger
14.10.16: Caféteatret, Oslo
15.10.16: Deichmanske Bibliotek, Oslo
16.10.16: Asker Kulturhus
19.10.16: Ibsenhuset, Skien
"Om Mini Micro Ensemble framträder på en scen nära mig, kan jag nog inte låta bli att gå dit."
" (ALG's) ensemble repeatedly attains a motion as free as a forest stream wending its way through the trees (...) the woodwinds are as ethereal as morning sunlight (...) A very thoughtful recording, existing sometimes in a state of introspection but always in constant motion. It makes for a very potent combination."
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"Alene instrumentbesætningen i oktetten giver en fornemmelse af «noget andet»."
"...ibland låter det verkligen som något som är elektroniskt skapat (...) vackert och intressant"
"Dette er definitivt en god plate som fortjener mange lyttere"
«(ALG) succeeds, seemingly unstrained, to wow many threads together in a grand, unforced flow of ideas and musical imaginations …. With this ensemble, ALG establishes himself with sovereign skill and compositional imagination his unique and talented voice in modern Norwegian music.”
"...creates a contradictive feeling of safe uncertainty - unpleasant, beatiful and funky at the same time"
"Det er mye spennende å lytte til i detaljene, og arrangør Grønseth viser at han har et stort potensiale som komponist og arrangør."
"So many different soundscapes that the listener never really get to an end with the music" ....
"A special and exciting release"
“a rich spectrum of colors and sonorities that blend naturally” ... “Grønseth's compositions are beautifully performed” ... “like an untimely, universal hymn, embracing all sounds"
"Anja Eline Skybakmoen og Anders Lønne Grønseth løfter frem Haldis Moren Vesaas´ lyrikk på et vakkert vis." ... "Flott, sterkt og nydelig."
«For several years, ALG has shown he has something special to contribute. Fortunately, he continues on that path.» ... «a highly unique instrumentation, and soundscape likewise» ... «ALG shows that he is a composer and musician with something highly special in store.»
«As an exploration and development of Grønseth’s musical theory this is an interesting collection of pieces, but, better still, the CD works a sequence of tunes which create a fascinating set of textures and thematic possibilities»
«Well-balanced chamber music of an ethereal beauty.» ... «Although it's intelligent and eclectic in nature, this does not result in radical cross-bordering music. We hear good craftsmanship in the playing and arrangements.»
Canadian magazine Textura picks out Mini Macro Ensemble as "Album of the Month" in their January issue, and follows up with a fantastic review. Read the review here.
First review of the new album with Mini Macro Ensemble in Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen. Read full review in Norwegian here.
(ALG) "guides his eight-member outfit through a remarkable set-list that collapses genre boundaries and blurs the distinction between through-composition and improvisation. "
"On this exceptionally well-realized recording, Grønseth's music is repeatedly enriched by the group's woodwind and percussion textures and its luscious, mini-orchestral presentation. "
"all fans of saxophonist Anders Lønne Grønseth and his many projects will have all their expectations fulfilled"
"An all-star team of musicians (...) take us through the vigoroux, both grandiose and soft-speaking music in changing constellations"
"Open your mind and take in the music"