Rune Grammofon 20 years!

Oslo´s Nasjonal jazzscene celebrates the remarkable record label Rune Grammofon with two nights of groundbreaking music. Live you’ll experience Maja S. K. Ratkje + Motorpsycho and FIRE! + Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Rune Grammofon is an world-renowned and uniquely sounding record label, and now celebrates their 20 year anniversary with a book and a truly exciting line-up at Nasjonal jazzscene in Oslo. With more than 200 releases, the company has right from the start shown to be a reliable provider of quality records with a strong identity, a community of nerve. They also have a strong visual thread in the cover art, through all releases designer Kim Hiorthøy has given the music colorful and formidable love. In the music one hears the care Rune Kristoffersen has for his artists.

For two celebratory nights, we have chosen artists we feel reflects the excitement and diversity of Rune Grammofon. Common to them is sky high quality with many and strong releases on the label!

The first night is Friday 30th of November where you'll experience Maja S. K. Ratkje, one of Norway´s most important contemporary musicians. She's a great singer, noise artist and composer with a deep gravity and a lot of humor. Both as a member of the group Spunk and as a soloist.
Maja S. K. Ratkje - vocal, electronics

Motorpsycho is a class of its own in terms of Norwegian rock exports and as a quality scale for music in Norway. The band is one of the bautas in the company and living proof that rock, pop and jazz can be so many things, and still, even after a long career, be challenging, exciting and energizing.
Hans Magnus Ryan - guitar, vocal, Bent Sæther - bass, vocal, Tomas Järmyr - drums

Saturday 01st of December kicks of with Mats Gustafsson and his trio FIRE! The Swedish saxophone player has participated in many great projects, but up close, in sync with Andreas Werliin and Johan Berthling is possibly him at his best!
Mats Gustafsson - saxophone, Johan Berthling - bass, Andreas Werliin - drums

A recurring favorite is the highly productive, very interesting and energetic Hedvig Mollestad Trio, who, with their distinctive brew of power jazz and rock, have found their own unique slot between the guitar heroes in history. We are looking forward to yet another live explosion from this great band!
Hedvig Mollestad - guitar, Ellen Brekken - bass, Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums

Our Jazzscene turns into Rune´s Gramophone for two full days, so bring ear plugs and a bag for records to Oslo - your wide smile is guaranteed!

More on Rune Grammofon:
Other artists and composers on Rune Grammofon: Arve Henriksen, Anneli Drecker, Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Maja Ratkje, FIRE! and FIRE! Orchestra, Arne Nordheim, SPUNK, Elephant9, Espen Eriksen Trio, Susanna, Jenny Hval, Motorpsycho, Nils Økland, Supersilent, The Last Hurrah !! amongst many others.

"A vibrant vision"  - The Wire (UK)
"As long as there is a Rune Grammofon, I will always have the thrill of discovery" - David Fricke (Rolling Stone, US)
"The music world is a more colorful place because of this fine Norwegian label" - The Absolute Sound (US)
"The most thrilling exponent of the new sound of Scandinavia" - Down Beat (US)
"The remarkable Rune Grammofon label" - Mojo (UK)
"A label on top of its game" - BBC Online (UK)
"The excellent Rune Grammofon label" - Jazzwise (UK)