With "Lion" ACT has just released the label debut of the norwegian saxophonist Marius Nest - thus welcoming one of Europe's most sought after young jazz stars to the "ACT family of artists".
Few European jazz musicians have garnered more international acclaim and astonished more audiences over the last 2 years than Norway's young saxophonist Marius Neset (born 1986). The Guardian hailed Neset as "one of the biggest new draws on the circuit" who combines "Michael Brecker's power and Jan Garbarek's tonal delicacy", whilst renowned German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote that "Marius Neset does nothing less on the saxophone than opening a new dimension for this instrument".
On ACT, Marius Neset can already be heard on "Imaginary Room", the highly-praised debut from Polish violinist Adam Baldych, whilst he has also been earning rave reviews for his performances in a duo with star pianist Michael Wollny, most recently at the JazzBaltica festival.
Siggi Loch: “The discovery and support of new, oustanding talents, particularly of European jazz, was and is one of the core competences of ACT. The collaboration with Marius Neset now opens a new chapter in this endeavor.”
Marius Neset & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra "Birds"
Marius Neset & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra - Solo excerpt
Marius Neset @ MEZZO "Jazzed Out"