1982 is the trio of Nils Økland, Sigbjørn Apeland and Øyvind Skarbø. 1982 must be designated as a supergroup within the genre of modern, improvised chamber music. The group”s instrumentation is unusual. As far as we know there is no other ensemble playing improvised music using the combination of harmonium, drums and Hardanger fiddle. Fiddler Nils Økland has a background as a folk musician, and is renowned internationally for his innovative playing style. His solo albums on the ECM and Rune Grammofon labels have received glowing reviews. Sigbjørn Apeland plays church organ and harmonium, and holds Norway”s only doctorate in ethnomusicology.In 2010 he released his first solo album with solo harmonium improvisations, Glossolalia.Drummer Øyvind Skarbø has studied with Terje Isungset and has undertaken study tours to Nigeria and Cuba. He plays with Bly de Blyant – who has released two critically acclaimed albums on Hubro, BMX, Kresten Osgood and Per Jørgensen in addition to working with a solo project under the name of DIE, Allroundhandwerker! Skarbø has operated the concert club Øyvind Jazzforum in Bergen since 2006.
1982 + BJ Cole
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