Breaking The Mold //

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Recording location: 
Molde Int. Jazz Festival, Alexandrakjeller'n
Recording date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Mastering technician: 
John Hegre/Kjetil Møster
Mixing technician: 
Thomas Hukkelberg/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten
Recording technician: 
Thomas Hukkelberg
  • 1. Mold (12:28)
  • 2. MoLded (03:46)
  • 3. MolDer (06:25)
  • 4. Breaking Them Old (29:49)

With a past in hardcore/metal bands, mostly playing the bass guitar, soon Kjetil Moster changed to the tenor saxophone and became interested in crossing jazz and rock with a strong improvisational approach. Specially interested in the ecstatic music of John Coltrane, his personal signature consists in a renovation of the Coltranean stylings. Involved in many top projects centered in Oslo, like Zanussi Five, Fe-Mail, Ultralyd and Crimetime Orchestra, or in colaboration with musicians like Paal Nilssen-Love, Havard Wiik, Fredrik Ljungqvist, Per “Texas” Johansson, Raymond Strid, Mike Pride, Michael Zerang and Nate Wooley, Moster is also the mentor of the project Trinity. His partners in this quartet couldn't be less notable: keyboardist Morten Qvenild is a former member of the band Jaga Jazzist and the founder of the piano jazz trio In the Country, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten comes from Mats Gustafsson's The Thing and Raoul Bjorkenheim's Scorch Trio, and Thomas Stronen is well known from his drumming with Food and Humcrush. With strong connections to the patrimony of jazz, “Breaking the Mold” is innovative, inventive, spelling and vibrant, with the glitter and strength of the most inspiring music coming nowadays from the North of Europe. Don't miss it.



Kjetil Møster - saxophones, clarinet
Morten Qvenild - keyboards
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - bass
Thomas Strønen - drums