Rainbow Session Harald Lassen
Label: Hagen Recordings
Subgenre: Modern Jazz
Interpret: Harald Lassen
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- 1Life so Far (Hasn´t Been That Bad)08:34
- 3Okay, I'm Harald05:56
- 5Etter Storm Kommer Det Sol - Og Kudos04:04
- 6Your Impression10:40
Info zu Rainbow Session
”Rainbow Session” is a very personal album which is not only referering to where the music was recorded – but also Haralds life so far and various events in recent years.
The entire album was recorded on the second day on the road in May 2017, during a five hour session in legendary Rainbow Studios in Oslo. Just like Lassen’s musical background and career, Rainbow Session is a collection of varied music focusing on strong compositions inspired by impressionistic and classical music, major chords, the 70´s and life so far.
Harald Lassen released his album ”Rainbow Session” with Belgian musicians Lander Gyselinck(dr), Anneleen Boehme(bs) and Bram De Looze(pn), also known as LABtrio – currently one of the major talking points in European jazz. ”Rainbow Session” is a very personal album which is not only referering to where the music was recorded – but also Haralds life so far and various events in recent years. Even the cover art is painted by Harald himself.
«I’m always trying to challenge myself and try to avoid being too comfortable. To invite a musicians I´d never met before and who had no idea about me and my music to do a tour was kind of crazy. Not having control and being vulnerable is essential for me in jazz music.”
By a coincidence Lassen heard Lander, Anneleen and Bram in Sweden in 2014;
They totally blew me away with their interaction and musicality. I decided immediately; them or no one!»
May 2016 the trio joined Lassen for a tour in Norway. The entire album was recorded on the second day on the road, during a five hour session in legendary Rainbow Studios in Oslo. Just like Lassen’s musical background and career, Rainbow Session is a collection of varied music focusing on strong compositions inspired by impressionistic and classical music, major chords, the 70´s and life so far.
“The most important thing for me is to be personal, both through titles and through the music. The strongest composition in this project is Anneleen, Bram, Lander and I. We are the music.”
"One of the most important jazz albums this year" (Dagens Næringsliv)
"The musicianship, soundscapes and compositions are all present to such an extent one can’t help but be impressed" (Jazznytt)
"Norway´s new talent with fresh and characteristic music" (JazzTokyo)
Harald Lassen, tenor saxophone
Bram De Looze, piano
Anneleen Boehme, double bass
Lander Gyselinck, drums
Tore Flatjord, percussion (track 1 & 5)
Recorded, mixed & mastered at Rainbow Studios, Jan Erik Kongshaug, Peer Espen Ursfjord
Produced by Harald Lassen
is a child of the highly creative and constantly blooming music scene in Oslo. His growing acclaim and reputation as a unique creative force within Norwegian jazz and other creative music is not only justified but plain for all to hear. «Harald´s music is jazz, but jazz of a different shape and colour. Such music can only come from a free and open mind» wrote international music press after his third and latest album «Human Samling» was released in 2020. The album was nominated for best jazz album of the year in the Norwegian Grammy Awards. Together with his lively and soulful band Lassen centers his music around inviting tunes from his catalogue and brings the listener on a liberating adventure. Grounded and soaring at the same time. A good place to be in!
Harald Lassen was in an early aged picked up by jazz legends like Jon Christensen and Arild Andersen and has gradually staked out his own course through a huge amounts of bands, collabs and artistic directions, from the underground techno scene in Oslo to church music to commercial pop music. His international career started with the trendsetting indie jazz band Pixel(2010-2017) and toured in the same period with the award winning band Mopti and the ”must see” costume orchestra Dr. Kay and His Interstellar Tone Scientists. Beside his own band Harald is currently playing with the popular Norwegian pop band No. 4 and in a new duo with singer Susanna Wallumrød.
Back in 2016 Harald Lassen released his first solo album ”Rainbow Session” in collaboration with Belgian LABtrio which is just one of many national and international artist he has worked with along his musical path; Jon Christensen, Bendik Baksaas, Ellen Andrea Wang, Corrie Dick, Rob Luft, Cassandra Jenkins, Anja Lauvdal, Sondre Lerche, Mohammed Matona and so on.
"Lassen makes you feel you´re part of something spontanious and real – here and now you are very lucky” - JazziNorge
"Remarkably beautiful and pleasant sounding music for our times" - Dagens Næringsliv
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