Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:


Label: 2L

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

Interpret: Jan Gunnar Hoff

Das Album enthält Albumcover Booklet (PDF)


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FLAC 88.2 $ 16,20
FLAC 176.4 $ 20,00
MQA $ 20,90
DSD 64 $ 20,00
  • 1Värmlandsvisan04:39
  • 2The Elder04:49
  • 3Playground03:34
  • 4God only knows03:56
  • 5Absence03:46
  • 6Figment I02:49
  • 7Good things03:19
  • 8Answer me04:23
  • 9Figment II02:50
  • 10Within04:36
  • 11Stranger02:52
  • 12Blossom05:04
  • 13Figment III02:01
  • 14Journey home03:47
  • 15Reminiscence04:39
  • Total Runtime57:04


Stories is Jan Gunnar Hoff’s third solo piano album on the 2L label and is a sequel to his critically acclaimed album Living from 2013. On the new release Hoff stretches his creative abilities, presenting contrasting compositions and improvisations, in a distinctly personal mixture. Some of the pieces are meditative and expressive, while others have a strong rhythmic vibe. Stories also displays Hoff as an arranger, presenting versions of classics like “God only knows” and the traditional Swedish folk song “Värmlandsvisan”.

„Music for me, as pianist and composer, is a quest for depth and a quest to nd a bridge between my emotions and the piano. When I begin I am uncertain about where the journey will take me and how it will end. It is important that compositions and improvisations constitute a natural whole. And classic songs like “God Only Knows” are stories and they must be told in a personal manner. Putting it all together in an album is exciting and rewarding.“ (Jan Gunnar Hoff)

Jan Gunnar Hoff, piano

Jan Gunnar Hoff
is a Norwegian jazz pianist, arranger and composer. He was born in Bodø in 1958. His career as a jazz musician started in a piano trio in 1976. In 1992 he made his debut as a solo artist and composed a suite in four movements for the occasion. The concert was a great success and the music was recorded for his first CD Syklus, described by the press as “the vitamin injection of 1993”. Since then Hoff has made a number of albums in his own name and composed 180 works for different ensembles. He received the Edvard Prize (named after Edvard Grieg) in 2005 for his jazz mass Meditatus and was composer of the commissioned work for Vossa Jazz the same year.

Jan Gunnar Hoff has worked extensively as a bandleader and solo artist since 1992, developing his distinctive musical style. His compositions have been performed in collaborations with Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Alex Acuña, Audun Kleive, Maria João, Mathias Eick and many others. As a sideman Hoff has contributed to numerous recordings in different genres. He was the arranger and leader of Quiet Winter Night, Grammy-nominated for best surround sound in 2013, an album where he success- fully merges elements of jazz, folk and popular music. LIVING is a solo piano journey that carries Hoff’s artistic identity further into his own musical terrain, enhanced by the crystal clear recording from Sofienberg Church in Oslo, August 2012.

Booklet für STORIES

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