Pyramid Dance - The riveting rythmic first single from André Roligheten´s upcoming album
"Pyramid Dance" is the first single from the album "Marbles," which will be released on ODIN on November 3rd. It sounds like a nonchalant camel gallop across the sand dunes with the pyramids and the starry sky on the horizon.
André Roligheten is known for his strong presence in a variety of collaborations ranging from Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity, Team Hegdal, Friends & Neighbors, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Susanne Sundfør, to his own release "Roligheten - Homegrown" from 2017. His new album "Marbles" will be released November 3rd on ODIN Records, and first up, october 3rd, is the single "Pyramid Dance".
As with all the compositions on "Marbles," inspiration is drawn from a fantasy planet or parallel galaxy that shares similarities with our own, but where core values and nature are entirely different. Creativity and love are the fundamental pillars, while capitalism and power do not exist.
The melody is inspired by the geometric shapes of a pyramid - triangular with four sides - so the song contains rhythmic elements of the numbers 3 and 4. Jon Rune, Mattias, Johan, and Gard elevate this to the stratosphere with exquisite rhythmic play.
André Roligheten - tenor saxophone
Johan Lindström – pedal-steelguitar
Mattias Ståhl - vibraphone
Jon Rune Strøm - double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums
ABOUT ANDRÉ ROLIGHETEN:
André Roligheten is a Norwegian jazz musician known for his distinctive musical style and his ability to explore various genres and expressions. He possesses a strong presence in a large variety of collaborations.
Roligheten studied improvisation and composition at the Jazz Department of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the Norwegian Academy of Music. For 15 years, he worked with the duo Albatrosh alongside pianist Eyolf Dale. They were awarded "Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2008" and won the European Jazz Competition in 2009.
As a musician and composer, Roligheten has performed at some of the largest music festivals in Norway, Europe, and the USA. He has released over 20 albums featuring his own compositions, either entirely or in part, and has collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians and artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Ståle Storløkken, Jarle Bernhoft, Joshua Redman, and Father John Misty, to name a few.
Roligheten won the Spellemann Award for "Vol.3" with Team Hegdal in 2015 and has been nominated multiple times with Friends & Neighbors and Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity/Supersonic Orchestra.
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