Helge Lien Trio

Helge Lien Trio - Guzuguzu (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 17, 2017
Helge Lien Trio - Guzuguzu (2017)

Helge Lien Trio - Guzuguzu
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 41:57 min | 214 MB
Label: Ozella – OZ070CD | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017
Contemporary Jazz

If music is a language, then maybe, vice versa, words can be used to imitate specific sounds. This fascinating phenomenon of onomatopoeia is the point of departure for the Helge Lien Trio's 9th album Guzuguzu: Each track is based on a different onomatopoetic Japanese term and the rich field of associations it opens up. The conceptual angle may seem to point at a rather cerebral recording process.
Adam Baldych with Helge Lien Trio & Tore Brunborg - Brothers (2017)

Adam Baldych with Helge Lien Trio & Tore Brunborg - Brothers (2017)
Jazz | 50:06 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 114 MB
Label: ACT Music

The title of Adam Bałdych’s previous album from 2015 was “Bridges”. And indeed, the Polish violinist is one of the leading builders of bridges between genres in current European jazz. Only 31 years old, he already has a whole sheaf of distinguished awards to his name, notably an ECHO Jazz Prize.

Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 14, 2015
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)

Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio - Bridges (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:20 min | 133 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music

The virtuosity of Polish violinist Adam Baldych enables him to pass with astonishing ease through all kinds of borders: the boundaries of his instrument, the barriers between genres, the seams between composing and improvising. These dividing lines fall away as his playing coalesces with that of his fellow musicians. He uses the tradition as the point of departure for new and exploratory journeys up and away beyond jazz.These attributes have led Jazzwise to call him 'a refreshingly different European jazz star'. For 'Bridges', Polish violinist Baldych has the Norwegian pianist Helge Lien and his trio by his side.
Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 52:24 minutes | 1,97 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A little nation with a big jazz tradition is the land of fjords and trolls. Fascinating new artists and acts sporting a huge zest for playing and an irrepressible urge for experimentation keep pushing out of Norway to conquer the rest of the jazz world. The Helge Lien Trio, who have already won a large circle of fans in Scandinavia and Japan with their five albums and inspiring live concerts, are especially significant. They maintain the balance between jazz traditions and the avantgardist art of improvisation like hardly any other classic piano trio…
Helge Lien Trio - Hello Troll (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] {Repost}

Helge Lien Trio - Hello Troll (2008)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Time 53:15 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover

Trolls, after all, are mythical creatures from Nordic mythology, and Nordic mythology of pre-Christian times has been a prominent theme among Scandinavian extreme metal bands. One of Finland's best-known metal bands, in fact, is named Finntroll. But Hello Troll has nothing to do with metal. The focus of Norwegian pianist Helge Lien is straight-ahead post-bop jazz, and on Hello Troll, he embraces the time-honored acoustic piano trio format (Frode Berg is on upright bass, Knut Aalefaer on drums). Over the years, that format has been successful for a wide variety of acoustic jazz pianists ranging from Erroll Garner to Cecil Taylor to Red Garland; it also works well for Lien, who favors a clean-sounding post-bop pianism along the lines of Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Ahmad Jamal.

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 1, 2014
Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}

Helge Lien Trio - Natsukashii (2011) {Ozella}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Helge Lien Trio: Natsukashii So, what do you do when you've won, amongst other accolades, the 2008 DnBNor Musicians Award and a Norwegian Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album of 2009? Well, if you're Helge Lien and the album is Hello Troll (Ozella, 2008), you just keep on keepin' on—in this fine pianist's case, continuing to hone the trio that's been his primary focus since What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (Curling Legs, 2001). With the unfortunate dissolution of Esbjorn Svensson, following the pianist Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008, there's a bit of a gaping hole in the realm of young European piano trios achieving greater international acclaim.
Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:40 minutes | 1,06 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital Booklet

A little nation with a big jazz tradition is the land of fjords and trolls. Fascinating new artists and acts sporting a huge zest for playing and an irrepressible urge for experimentation keep pushing out of Norway to conquer the rest of the jazz world. The Helge Lien Trio, who have already won a large circle of fans in Scandinavia and Japan with their five albums and inspiring live concerts, are especially significant. They maintain the balance between jazz traditions and the avantgardist art of improvisation like hardly any other classic piano trio, par excellence.

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 27, 2014
Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)

Helge Lien Trio - Badgers And Other Beings (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:35 min | 127 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Ozella Music

Explorers of the Norwegian jazz habitat:New creations from the piano trio with the magic sound. This album is a rare moment to cherish and enjoy every second of. Awarded Norwegian pianist Helge Lien and his band developed their very own, distinctively nordic, jazz trio sound, brought to perfection on their latest, highly acclaimed release "Natsukashii". The ten new compositions are exploring new ways for the reflexive and experimental, as well as the playful, groove orientated side of the trio's music. After 13 years, Per Oddar Johansen takes over from Knut Aalefjær on drums, bringing new ideas and power to the band.
Helge Lien Trio - To The Little Radio (2006) {Japanese Pressing}

Helge Lien Trio - To The Little Radio (2006) {Japanese Pressing}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 292MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

To The Little Radio, which features interpretations of standards, and Live, which is based mostly on Lien originals, both present the trio on strong form. The 11 non-original pieces explored on this disc were recorded in Oslo last January, and showcase the trio's collective approach to standards. On the first piece, Lasse Färnlöf's "Grandfather's Waltz," Lien's harmonies reference Bill Evans' version. Jerome Kern's "Look For The Silver Lining" and Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge" foreground the trio's by now intuitive interplay and, though minimalist, get deep into the essence of the melodies.

Adam Baldych - Brothers (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 26, 2017
Adam Baldych - Brothers (2017)

Adam Baldych - Brothers
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 50:03 min | 255 MB
Label: ACT Music | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2017

Adam Bałdych’s new album is called “Brothers,” and is dedicated to the memory of his brother who passed away. The violinist is able truly to portray the entire gamut of emotions through music. In the pianissimo moments it is replete with feeling and also clarity, and on the other hand Bałdych can take it to a point where it is so strong and loud it feels almost ready to burst. “I would like my music,” says Bałdych, “to ingrain itself into the present time, and also to reflect it. It should take on board the cares and the yearnings of now.