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DAMANA, the octet of Dag Magnus Narvesen, assembles some of the very best jazz musicians in Norway, coming from slightly different
corners of jazz. Some of them, you might have heard of already, like the reed section of the band - Kristoffer Alberts, Jørgen Mathisen and
André Roligheten - who all come from the more progressive parts of the Norwegian jazz scene. The brass players - Hayden Powell and
Kristoffer Kompen - are also familiar names for anyone who listens to lyrical jazz and traditional New Orleans jazz made in Norway. The
young, and very exciting Øyvind Dale shows a deep integrity and musical mastery of the piano and comes across as a name for the future, and Adrian Myhr is one of the most innovative and versatile bass players in the field of improvised music.

With this strong team, Narvesen guides his fellow musicians to some of the corners of his musical universe on their debut album "Cornua
Copiae". Although he might be operating slightly under the Scandinavian jazz radar, Narvesen is no light-weight himself, frequently playing and collaborating with some of the heaviest names on the European progressive avant-garde jazz scene.

With one foot in the free jazz tradition and the other stepping into free improvised music territory, this mini-big band is exploring new
possibilities without forgetting what’s still valid in the old ones. The music is exciting, vibrant and sometimes even urgent, with that kind of
vigor, freshness and wonder only possible through players with a deep musical sincerity and strong artistic conviction.

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released September 15, 2016

Kristoffer Alberts | alto saxophone
Jørgen Mathisen | tenor saxophone
André Roligheten | baritone saxophone and bass clarinet
Hayden Powell | trumpet
Kristoffer Kompen | trombone
Øyvind Dale | piano
Adrian Myhr | double bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen | drums

Recorded on the 20th of November 2014 by Eyolf Dale in Urban Sound Studio in Oslo, Norway
Mixed by Eyolf Dale
Mastered by Alexej Chavrat
Produced by Dag Magnus Narvesen
Executive production by Pedro Costa for Trem Azul
Cover design by Travassos


All compositions and arrangements by Dag Magnus Narvesen (TONO). For J.R.M. is dedicated to the memory of Jan René Meling.

Thanks to all the musicians, Eyolf Dale, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen, Jon-K Johnsen, Tor Dalaker Lund, Johan Hauknes, friends and family. And thank you for listening to our music!

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DAMANA - Dag Magnus Narvesen Octet Norway

DAMANA was created in 2013 by Dag Magnus Narvesen to realise some of his music for larger ensembles.
His progressive compositions, rooted in jazz and contemporary classical music, combined with the pristine musicianship of some of the most prominent jazz players in Norway, offers an engaging, refreshing and playful musical experience. ... more

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