Marius Neset

Circle of Chimes - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Kat Nr.: ACT 9038-2
  • Barcode: 614427903822
  • VÖ. Deutschland: 29.09.2017
  • Genre: Norwegian Jazz, Jazz

On the new release Circle of Chimes, he again takes a spectacular leap forward in redefining the role of composition in the contemporary jazz and improvising world. “This album is more personal to me than any other album I have made,” he says. “A lot of things were changing in my life and that was inspiration for the ideas on the album. It’s the darkest, most melancholic album I have made so far, even if it has lots of brighter moments on it as well.”

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The 32-year-old Bergen-born saxophonist-composer Marius Neset has been at the height of his creative powers, especially on the evidence of a trio of consecutive albums released since 2014 on ACT, one of Europe’s leading jazz recording labels. He’s been keeping good company too. Aligning with other internationally-renowned, kindred spirits working at the borderline between jazz, improv and classical music, Neset released Lion in 2014, originally a ‘live’ commission in collaboration with the celebrated young Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and collected a Norwegian Grammy award (Spellemannprisen). Last year he released Snowmelt, a project with the 19-piece London Sinfonietta, another highly esteemed European orchestra at the cutting-edge of 21st century genre-bending new music. In 2015 his quintet album Pinball received an unusual five-star ra...


Marius Neset / tenor & soprano saxophones
Lionel Loueke / guitar & vocals
Andreas Brantelid / cello
Ingrid Neset / flute, piccolo & alto flute
Ivo Neame / piano
Jim Hart / vibraphone, marimba & percussion
Petter Eldh / double bass
Anton Eger / drums & percussion


All music composed and arranged by Marius Neset

Produced by Marius Neset
Co-produced by Anton Eger

Recorded by August Wanngren at The Village Studios,
Copenhagen, 2nd - 4th January 2016

Mixed by August Wanngren at Virkeligheden
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering

Artwork by Rune Mortensen