Sigurd Hole - Solo
Riversongs in Rådsalen
«The songs are beautiful, the sense of timing and drama is great, - and his playing, with laser-aim intonation and veiled light clouds of overtones, is lavish» – Jazznytt
We are very proud of this year's new creation: A series of concerts in the newly renovated Rådsalen, the chamber music room at Kulturskolen. In beautiful and unique surroundings, we will present exclusive intimate and distinct musical experiences demanding another kind of acoustics than what a club venue or a theatre can offer. First in the series is a solo-concert with Sigurd Hole, probably one of the busiest bass-players on the Norwegian jazz-scene this decade.
After a long row of collaborations and releases with bands like Eple Trio, Jon Eberson, Karl Seglem, Helge Lien, Eli Storbekken and Tord Gustavsen, he made his debut in 2008 with no less than two releases in his own name: the trio-album Encounters, with Jarle Vespestad and Håkon Aase, and his solo double bass-album Elvesang, which he's bringing to Rådsalen and Moldejazz.
Elvesang received wonderful reviews around the world, among others – The New York Times. John Kelman, a critic for allaboutjazz.com, described Elvesang as «an album of profound beauty» and included it on his best of 2018-list, in the company of greats musicians like Bill Frisell, Jakob Bro and King Crimson. Furthermore was the album also listed on the American magazine, The New York City Jazz Records, top 5 best solo recordings of 2018.