Jaga Jazzist meets its fans at Tamirane
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet photoJaga Jazzist, an experimental jazz band from Norway, will be on stage at Tamirane Istanbul on Jan. 21.
The concert starts at 10:30 p.m. and tickets are available at Biletix booths. The band rose to prominence when the BBC named their first album “A Livingroom Hush” (Smalltown Supersound/Ninja Tune) the Best Jazz Album of 2002. The band’s two main songwriters Lars and Martin Horntveth are brothers and are also a prominent duo in the Norwegian pop act “The National Bank.” Martin originally formed Jaga Jazzist together with Ivar Christian Johansen in 1994 while they still were in their teens, but Johansen later left the group.
The band features trumpets, trombone, electric guitar, bass, tuba, bass clarinets, Fender Rhodes, vibraphone and a rack of electronics, producing strong melodies and rhythms. Talk Talk, Soft Machine, John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Aphex Twin, Stereolab, Squarepusher and Tortoise are frequently mentioned as sources of inspiration. Jaga Jazzist is widely considered to be one of the premier acts of the so-called nu-jazz movement in Scandinavia.