Stille lys (Quiet Light) Jan Gunnar Hoff
- 1Mitt hjerte alltid vanker03:40
- 2Away in a Manger03:03
- 3Bånsull i advent03:30
- 4Hjem te jul04:16
- 5The Elder02:16
- 6Josefs julevise04:00
- 7Her kommer dine arme små03:34
- 8Et lys imot mørketida03:13
- 9Nordnorsk Julesalme04:10
- 10Å eg veit meg eit land04:51
- 11Det lyser i stille grender03:19
- 12Mitt land02:55
- 13De mørkeste dage03:02
- 14Home for Christmas03:42
- 15Deilig er jorden03:51
Info for Stille lys (Quiet Light)
Norwegian pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff has released several albums in the recent years performing original compositions; solo as on LIVING and with his FLY NORTH Quartet. This time Hoff delivers a concept album performing 15 songs and Christmas carols, both Norwegian standards and international classics. Stille lys (Quiet Light) is Jan Gunnar Hoff's commission for Nordnorsk Lederutvikling, a group of Northern Trainees aiming to add an artistic and musical profile to their concept with an atmosphere of tranquility and proximity. Seeking inspiration in the North and at Ingmar Bergman Estate by the Baltic Sea, Hoff continues his solo journey, once again recorded by multi-Grammy nominated Morten Lindberg and 2L.
Hoff has released 14 recordings as a soloartist and co-leader and composed 200 works for different settings. Collaborations with Alex Acuña, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Maria Joao a.o. In 2005 he received the prestigious Edvard Grieg-prize for his jazz mass Meditatus and wrote the main commission work for Vossajazz. Highly acclaimed albums are Magma feat Mike Stern, Barxeta with Alex Acuña and Fly North feat Marilyn Mazur, Arve Henriksen, Anders Jormin. In 2014 Hoff received a Buddy, the highest distinction in Norwegian jazz and became an official Steinway & Sons Artist.
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.