Dr. Jazz Talks #151: Samo Šalamon & Eivind Aarset interview on #neuguitars #blog #EivindAarset

New interview from the Dr. Jazz Talks interview series, this time Eivind Aarset – fantastic guitarist and composer, with a great new album Phantasmagoria, or A Different Kind of Journey… We talk about Eivind’s beginnings and influences, being a bandleader, playing with Nils Petter Molvaer, Andy Sheppard, Dhafer Youssef and others, the European jazz scene, his improvisational and compositional approaches, etc…

A selection of the incredible albums that Eivind did as a leader:

1998 – Electronique Noire (with Nils Petter Molvaer, Vidar Johansen, Kjetil Bjerkestrand, Bugge Wesseltoft, Bjorn Kjellemyr, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Jonny Sjo, Kim Ofstad, Anders Engen)

2001 – Light Extracts (with Hans Ulrik, Nils Petter Molvaer, Arve Furset, Wetle Holte, Marius Reksjo)

2004 – Connected (with Dhafer Youssef, Hans Ulrik, Jan Bang, Wetle Holte, Marius Reksjo, Rune Arnesen, Anders Engen)

2007 – Sonic Codex (with Hans Ulrik, Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte, Marius Reksjo, Anders Engen)

2012 – Dream Logic (with Jan Bang, Audun Kleive)

2015 – I.E. (with Horn Section From The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, Helge Sunde, Jan Galega Bronnimann, Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte, Michele Rabbia)

2021 – Phantasmagoria, or A Different Kind of Journey (with Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Wetle Holte, Audun Erlienm Erland Dahlen)