Hoff ensemble

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Nominated for the 55th GRAMMY Awards as Best Surround Sound Album 2012

HOFF ENSEMBLE consists of some of Norway's finest jazz and session musicians, fronted by trumpeter Mathias Eick, of ECM renown, who plays a leading role in several of the compositions. The ensemble's basic quartet features legendary veteran bassist Arild Andersen and arranger Jan Gunnar Hoff on piano. Hoff has performed with his own group since 1993, collaborating with such artists as Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Maria Joao and Alex Acuna. This time in this great Norwegian band he mixes flavours in a "cross-over" setting. Eick, with whom Hoff has worked on earlier projects, was the obvious first choice for QUIET WINTER NIGHT, along with Andersen and the rest of the band, complemented by Rune Arnesen (ex N.P.Molvær) on percussion and Børge Petersen-Øverleir, Norway's leading session guitarist.

Brilliant fiddle player Annbjørg Lien is an exciting addition to the HOFF ENSEMBLE, giving QUIET WINTER NIGHT a sound that is definitely Nordic with elements of jazz, folk and beyond, making this an interesting and original journey. On some of the instrumental tracks, like "Blågutten", Eick and Petersen-Øverleir create an overall jazz/fusion sound, while the trio setting of "Redd Mamma" is reminiscent of the work of Sweden's Jan Johansson. "Hva skal hende nå" bears comparison with Metheny's ballad form, yet with a more rock-influenced guitar sound. This tune also includes a great bass solo by Andersen.

The music is created by film composers Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud and among the vocalists are some of Norway's top names (and Universal artists) in popular music: Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg.

The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers, and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transforms the entire listening experience, more radically, these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasizes surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 23 American GRAMMY nominations since 2006.

5.1 SURROUND + STEREO produced in DXD (Digital eXtreme Definition 352kHz/24bit) by Lindberg Lyd, Norway
Bonus content included for FREE with purchase of complete release:  Booklet (PDF)
1. Dronning Fjellrose 00:03:34 2.30 USD
Main artist Helene Bøksle & Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Helene Bøksle
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
2. Stille, stille kommer vi 00:04:00 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Rune Arnesen | Mathias Eick | Unni Wilhelmsen | Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
3. Dele alle ord og tanker 00:03:36 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Tomine Harket | Bjørn Johan Muri
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
4. Redd Mamma 00:02:53 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Performers Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Jan Gunnar Hoff
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
5. Sulla, sulla krekling 00:03:13 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Bent Åserud | Geir Bøhren
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Annbjørg Lien
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
6. Blågutten 00:03:57 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble & Mathias Eick
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Mathias Eick
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
7. Ville fjellgutt 00:03:18 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble & Sondre Bratland
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Sondre Bratland | Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Mathias Eick
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
8. Hva skal hende nå? 00:04:04 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Bent Åserud | Geir Bøhren
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
9. Ved bålet 00:02:21 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Bent Åserud | Geir Bøhren
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Mathias Eick | Cecilia Vennersten | Bjørn Eidsvåg | Jan Gunnar Hoff
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
10. Tufsa danser 00:03:34 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Mathias Eick | Åsne Valland Nordli | Jan Gunnar Hoff
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
11. Vesle, rare bygdeunge 00:04:05 2.30 USD
Main artist Helene Bøksle & Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Helene Bøksle
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
12. En blånissekveld 00:02:45 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Performers Annbjørg Lien | Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg
13. Kveldslokk for små unger 00:02:56 2.30 USD
Main artist Jan Gunnar Hoff & Sondre Bratland
Composer Bent Åserud | Geir Bøhren
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Sondre Bratland | Jan Gunnar Hoff
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
14. Lys i desember 00:03:45 2.30 USD
Main artist Helene Bøksle & Hoff ensemble
Composer Bent Åserud | Geir Bøhren
Author Gudny Ingebjørg Hagen
Performers Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Helene Bøksle | Mathias Eick | Jan Gunnar Hoff
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
15. Ved bålet - instrumental bonus version 00:02:21 2.30 USD
Main artist Hoff ensemble
Composer Geir Bøhren | Bent Åserud
Performers Jan Gunnar Hoff | Arild Andersen | Rune Arnesen | Børge Petersen-Øverleir | Mathias Eick
Arrangers Jan Gunnar Hoff
Conductors Jan Gunnar Hoff
Producers Lindberg Lyd AS | Morten Lindberg