Legendary US jazz magazine DOWNBEAT has selected Norwegian saxophonist MARIUS NESET as the only European resident among its "25 FOR THE FUTURE" list of young and upcoming musicians destined to shape the future of Jazz. According to the magazine Neset is “one of the most exciting artists in jazz”, his “discography reveals not only an impressive technician but also a formidable composer” who “strives for deep originality in his music”.
Currently the album "Sun Blowing" with Marius Neset, Lars Danielsson and Morten Lund is receiving euphoric reviews worldwide. Spiegel Online (DE) hears “an acoustic trio with explosive joy of playing”, The Irish Times (IL) “a fresh sounding, deeply swinging record straight from the heart of jazz tradition.” And Downbeat (US) calls it simply “an intriguing album”.
On August 26, Marius Neset will release his brand new album “Snowmelt” on ACT. A work exclusively consisting of original compositions, recorded with the world reknown LONDON SINFONIETTA, a 19-piece chamber music ensemble, conducted by Geoffrey Paterson. The program will be premiered on November 18 with a concert at St. Luke´s in London as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival and will be repeated on November 22 at Turner Sims Concert Hall in Southampton.