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SORRY - most of the info & links are still in Norwegian

News 2016

Ponca Jazz Records proudly present:

Liv StovelandArtist: Liv Stoveland

Tittle: Solitary Moon

Cat. No.: PJRCD 128

Liv says: ”Being able to record an album containing music I really love is a dream come true”.

Keywords about the music: Standards, original jazz compositions, songs written specifically to this recording  - and more.

Musicians:
Rasmus Solem – piano, Espen Larsen – guitar, Ole Kelly Kvamme – bass, Arild Nyborg – drums/perc and Per Willy Aaserud – trumpet.

Words for the pressWords for the press about Liv Stoveland - Solitary Moon -

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Distribution release: May 27th

Release Concerts: June 11th: Arendal, Norway / June 12th: Lillesand, Norway

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England Brooks CD "My Mother's Eyes" is available and so at the digital version:

Worldwide digital release: April 15th

 

Ponca Jazz Records proudly present:

England BrooksArtist: England Brooks

Tittle: My Mother's Eyes

Cat.No.: PJRCD 1025

Album release: February 29th

Release concert: March 8th at Sinus in Bodø

 

Musicians: England Brooks - vocal, John-Kåre Hansen - guitar, Magne Arnesen - piano, Dag Erik Pedersen - double bass, Roger Johansen - drums

 

Press infoPress info England Brooks - My Mother's Eyes - Click for pdf.....

 

Released from the distribution: 2.29.2016

Release concert: 3.8.2016 at Sinus in Bodø

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News 2015

Ponca Jazz Records congratulate a proud and touched Hilde Hefte: December 16th she received The Southern Norwegian Jazz-Center Prize 2015.

Sørnorsk Jazzsenterpris 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TED KIX releasing their Christmas EP:

Christmas-starsChristmas-stars

 

 

Ted KixOdd René Andersen

& Julie Dahle Aagård

on Ted Kix' new album:

”Ted KiX-mas”!

THE EP IS NOW AVAILABLE DIGITALY WORLDWIDE!!
 
2014 Ted Kix released their critically acclaimed debut-album ”Ted Kix for President” and the newspapers wrote:
”…Funky music within the Tower of Power tradition.” (Jazzklubben, NRK P2)
”...a groovy, fantastic funk-band...” (Salt-peanuts.eu)
”…Presented by intrumentalists on the highest level of quality.” (Ringerikes Blad)

NOW THEY’RE BACK WITH A NEW EP : ”Ted KiX-mas”

You will not find any traditional Christmas songs on the EP
”Ted KiX-mas”. Every tune is brand new and composed by Erik Højgaard Anti.

On this recording Ted Kix are cooperating with two of Norway’s finest vocalists: 

Julie Dahle Aagård and Odd René Andersen

"Ted KiX-mas" will be released as a digital EP worldvide. When the Christmas-month December starts it is ready for you to buy and download.

Ted KiX-mas is on its way!

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Let December come and in the mean time: Listen to this teaser:

Ted Kix med Julie Dahle Aagård og Odd René Andersen:

Christmas-starsChristmas-stars

 

 

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Hilde Hefte - Sea StoriesSea Stories: We proudly announce: Hilde Hefte commissioned to write 45 minutes of music and lyrics for Tall Ships Races 2015. The commissioned work, perfomance & concert was wonderful!

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News 2014

BAQ - Innocent PlayArtist: Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet

Tittle: Innocent Play

Cat. No.: PJRCD 127

For the pressWords for the press - BAQ - Innocent Play - Click for pdf.....

 

Musicians:

Bjørn Alterhaug - bass, Vigleik Storaas - piano, John-Pål Inderberg - sax, Frode Nymo - sax, Erik Nylander - drums.

We proudly presents this album released October 17th. during the Døla Jazz Festival.

Release: October 17th. 2014 at Dølajazz - Jazz Festival

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Ted KixArtist: Ted Kix

Tittlel: Ted Kix for President

Cat. No.: PJRCD 1024

For the pressWords for the press - Ted Kix for President - Click for pdf.....

 

Listen to sound-samples:

Musicians:

Fredrik Øie Jensen: Saxes & Keys, Jørgen Gjerde: Tombone, Marius Haltli: Trumpet & Flügelhorn, Ture Janson: Electric guitar, Remi Fagereng: Drums & Percussion, Erik Højgaard Anti: Bass, keys, voice & acoustic guitar

We can't wait for this album to be released. Date: TBA

Released from the distribution September 5th 2014

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Hilde Hefte Coreport JapanCongatulation Hilde Hefte: Her catalogue has been lisenced to Coreport Japan.

 

First Japan release - "Memory Suite" released june 2014.

 

 

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Ponca Jazz Records proudly present a new wonderful album recorded by the great pianist Oddbjørn Blindheim and his Trio.

NEW ALBUM 2014Oddbjørn Blindhiem Trio:
Title: Piano Pals

Cat. No.: PJRCD 125 (says 115 on the CD)

 

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Released from the distribution - Musikkoperatørene - is March 14th.

Eminent jazz trio finds its inspiration in The Golden Age of Modern Jazz, the 50’s & the 60’s.
On this album from Oddbjørn Blindheim Trio you will find, included two masters within modern jazz-piano, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, 11 tunes composed by the elite within jazz piano. All of them from almost the same period, wonderfully performed by these three great musicians.

The musical language of Oddbjørn Blindheim Trio is modern bop. The rythmic element has a strong presence. Funky and swinging - these are terms often used when describing this trio. The influence of blues and gospel is readily detectable. The characteristic trio arrangements give, in addition, the music its tightness and form.

Musicians:

Oddbjørn Blindheim - piano

Bjørn Alterhaug - double bass

Eyvind Wahlen - drums

Released: March 14th.

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Releases 2013

(Sorry - Most of the info is available only in Norwegian at the moment)

NY PLATE 2013RELEASED JUNE:

Artist: John-Kåre Hansen Northern Concept

Title: Days

Cat.No.: PJRCD 1013

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Cover / jpg (1552 x 1400) - Click here.....

Musicians: John-Kåre Hansen; guitar - Eivind Valnes; piano - Roger Arntzen; double bass - Arnfinn Bergrabb; drums.

An album, a release and a guitarist we have all been waiting for to do an album with his own name as the main artist. John-Kåre is well known for being a part of the duo Nest. But now he's releasing an album with his own band and we at Ponca Jazz Records are really looking forward to this!

On the album Days Hansen is introducing his new band Northern Concerpt playing acoustic and groove-based jazz with strong melodies as their main focus.

Released during the festival Festspillene i Nord-Norge (Harstad) June 27th.

Do you want to read more about this project? The newspaper Altaposten wrote about it, but unfortunately only in Norwegian: Click here to read ......

More about John-Kåre and his project in Altaposten here.....

Released: June 14th. 2013

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An Evening in PragueRELEASED APRIL 5th:

Artist: Hilde Hefte

Title: Short Stories

Cat.No.: PJRCD 124

 

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THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER DAGBLADET: NO. 1 on the well known author and journalist Fredrik Wandrup's top 10 list of best records released 2013

No.1 on top 10 list

 

 

'Magnificant musical short-story-art!'

 

 

 

 

Official teaser for the album Short Stories: Listen on Soundcloud:

  

Producer: Simen Hefte Endresen
Sound engineering: Roald Råsberg

Recorded at Sanden Studio, Kristiansand, Norway fall & winter 2012 and January 2013
Mixed & mastered at Sanden Studio, Kristiansand, Norway January  and february 2013

Front cover photo & cover design: Alf Solbakken

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HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD: 5 on the dice
The album is very varied, soft, low-voiced and longing..seeking. And everything is just beautiful. Click here and read more (Only in Norwegian) ....

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NORDLYS: Out of this world beautiful.
We are here listening to music where Hefte is showing us all her incredible musicality and musicianship, her originality and daring soul. If she falls she falls from high heights, but she does not: The result is brilliant. Click here and read more (Only in Norwegian) ....

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NRK Sørlandet P1: The radio-show Sørlandscenen (The South Scene): 9 out of 10 points to Short Stories.

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iTUNES: THE ALBUM 'SHORT STORIE'S NO. 1 ON iTUNES JAZZ-LIST.

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THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER DAGSAVISEN: The most wonderful review from the music-journalist Roald Helgheim: 'Hilde Hefte's most important decision.'

'The jazz singer Hilde Hefte said she had to do something new, and she has done so with bravour.' Click here and read more (Only in Norwegian) ....

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THE NEWSPAPER FEDRELANDSVENNEN (Fvn): 5 on the dice and the most wonderful and beautiful review: (...) It is of course not enough being brave if you want to receive a fiver on the dice in this newspaper. But when one first take the challence Hilde Hefte is challenging her listeners to take on "Short Stories", you'll get more back than you ever thought you''d receive.(...) Soul and nerve are maybe words that are used too many time to describe music. Here they belong. Soul and nerve/presence! (...)A small minimalistic recording, but so very very big. Rune Slyngstad

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THE NEWSPAPER GUDBRANDSDØLEN: 6 on the dice

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THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER DAGBLADET: 5 on the dice and the most fantastic review: Click here and read more (only in Norwegian).....

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JAZZ FROM THE BREWERY: 6/6 stars (Same review as in the Jazz Magazine Jazznytt, but here with 6 out of 6 stars)

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JAZZNYTT: Hilde Hefte's new album Short Stories received a wonderful review in the Norwegian Jazz Magazine Jazznytt: (...) «You Leave Me Breathless» is so undescribable beautiful in this version (...) (...)a new, beautiful and varied album from Hilde Hefte and her fantastic fellow musicians. Nice work Hilde, and don't wait 6 years to release your next album. Kyrre Rosenvinge Click here and read more (only in Norwegian).....

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RADIO LUDO: Hilde Hefte's new album Short Stories at Radio Ludo: Click here and read more (only in Norwegian).....

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Click and visit Hilde Hefte's own Official Music Store. There you'll be able to buy all her CD's:

Hilde Hefte - Music Store...  

or Ponca Jazz Records new store at: www.poncajazzrecords.com

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This record will for some of you, come as a big surprise, because again she's showing her creativity by going in some different directions than expected.

You've really got something to look forward too.

Hefte has released Chamber-jazz CD's, String Quartet with jazz Quintet, Bossa nova in Norwegian. Her last album was with the wonderful City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - and now - something very different when it comes to among other things, orchestra.

Released: Musikkoperatørene: April 5th. 2013

 

Releases 2016

England Brooks - Mars/April.

NY PLATE 2016

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Releases 2015

  • flaggTed Kix

  • NEW ALBUM 2014

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Releases 2014

VISIT OUR STORE AT: www.poncajazzrecords.com

AND IT'S IN ENGLISH. :)

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TOP 10 - 2015:

HefteflaggHilde Hefte

Short Stories

More info in Norwegian....

 

Bjørn AlterhaugflaggBjørn Alterhaug Quintet

Innocent Play

More info in Norwegian....

 

Egil KapstadflaggEgil Kapstad

Wolfvoices

More info in Norwegian....

 

Oddbjørn BlindheimflaggOddbjørn Blindheim

Piano Pals

More info in Norwegian....

 

NestflaggNest

Aurora

More info in Norwegian....

 

Rolf SøderflaggRolf Søder

Jargong Vålereng'

More info in Norwegian....

 

Jan BergerflaggJan Berger

Ego Trip

More info in Norwegian....

 

Hilde HefteflaggHilde Hefte

Hildes bossaHefte

More info in Norwegian....

 

Michael AadalflaggMichael Aadal Group

Desertion

More info in Norwegian....

 

John-Kåre HansenflaggJohn-Kåre Hansen/Northern Concept

Days

More info in Norwegian....

 

 

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Upcoming releases:

Liv Stoveland Artist: Liv Stoveland

Tittle: Solitary Moon

Cat. No.: PJRCD 128

Liv says: ”Being able to record an album containing music I really love is a dream come true”.

Keywords about the music: Standards, original jazz compositions, songs written specifically to this recording  - and more.

Musicians:
Rasmus Solem – piano, Espen Larsen – guitar, Ole Kelly Kvamme – bass, Arild Nyborg – drums/perc and Per Willy Nyborg – drums/perc

Words for the pressWords for the press about Liv Stoveland - Solitary Moon -

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