MMO-ensemble – Any Day Now
Released on Øra Fonogram on the 1st of June
Martin Myhre Olsen, a saxophonist whose talents have been an integral part of various acclaimed ensembles (including Chick Corea & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Megalodon Collective, Wako, and the Norwegian Grammy Award winning band Hegge), brings forth a new vision of the large improvising ensemble.
Taking the Ellington Spirit into the 21 st century – an intention that Myhre Olsen declares as a starting point for the ensemble - is one thing, but not only do MMO-Ensemble achieve this, they elaborate on it, not only temporally, but spatially, not so much weaving a new web, but a perfect cocoon that envelops the listener. The music is both its own visible surface, and its own logos.
Martin Myhre Olsen -alto & soprano saxophone
André Roligheten - tenor & baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Erik Kimestad Pedersen - trumpet
Siril Malmedal Hauge - vocals
Øyvind Brække - trombone
Ayumi Tanaka - piano
Karl Bjorå - guitar
Håkon Aase - violin
Adrian Løseth Waade - violin
Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen - cello
Christian Meaas Svendsen - double bass, voice
Simon Olderskog Albertsen - drums, vibraphone