CD 2054
Mystery Bag
String Zone

Stig Roar Wigestrand – violin, bass-violin
Per Einar Watle – guitar
Øivind Wang Tollefsen – guitar
Per Mathisen – double bass

with guest
Ole Mathisen – soprano saxophone (on # 04)
01 Drop In Meditation
02 Funky Bootie  
03 Ballade
04 Babylon  
05 Reggae Rendezvous  
06 The Ghost  
07 Kris-din   
08 Radio Sylling  
09 Mystery Bag   
10 Nesquick  
11 Smurt Alien   
12 Vetle’s Funk  
Recorded on 22 and 23 January 2003 at Sylling Studios, Oslo.

String Zone is surely one of the most promising newcomer bands in the Norwegian music scene. Their name is program, as strings are required to join the band. String Zones concept is modern, melodic jazz – with strong influences from rock and other music genres. The compositions are exclusively made by the band members. Please check this recording out! You won’t regret it!

String Zone released their first CD in December 2001, at that time by the name NEJQ, and below are quotes from some jazz musicians and papers:

“A wonderful offering; get it and be ready to smile and dance around with these fantastic players.”
Budd Kopman, Cadence Magazin

“Good playing and great concept.” David Liebman

“You really have a nice band going.” Jamey Aebersold

“… swinging with guts and elegance in and around neck-braking solos. 5 stars” Dagbladet

“Delicious. 5 stars” Varden

“The album is recorded live in studio, and has an elegant and toying touch.” Stavanger Aftenblad

“Without any doubt, NEJQ holds the potential of an international breakthrough.” Aftenposten

String Zone was formed in 1998, and has since then performed at lot of concerts (one of them playing for 30 health ministers from Europe and a few prime ministers!) in jazz clubs and festivals in Norway and Sweden. The musicians are playing at a high international level, and some of them have performed and / or toured both in Europe and the US with musicians like Sigvart Dagsland, Frode Alnaes, Silje Nergaard, Tery Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, Bill Bruford, Adam Nussbaum, Gary Husband, Didier Lockwood, Wayne Brasel, Rune Klakegg and Staffan William Olsson among others.  

Price 14.99 EURO


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