℗ © 2012 Lindberg Lyd AS
The Hoff Ensemble is some of Norway’s finest jazz musicians including trumpeter Mathias Eick, bassist Arild Andersen and pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff. Their recording, Quiet Winter Night, epitomizes the Nordic sound, incorporating elements of jazz and folk. The album includes the instrumental jazz/fusion track “Blagutten,” the breathtaking “Hva skal hende na” and more. Acclaimed composers Geir Bohren and Bent Aserud penned the work, which features many of Norway’s top vocalists including Helene Boksle, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket and Cecilia Vennersten.
Recorded August 2011 at Sofienberg Church in Oslo, Norway.
Mathias Eick - trumpet
Børge Petersen-Øverleir - guitar
Annbjørg Lien - nyckelharpa, hardanger fiddle
Jan Gunnar Hoff - piano
Arild Andersen - double bass
Rune Arnesen - percussion
Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Annbjørg Lien, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten, Bjørn Eidsvåg - vocals
Producers: Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud
Recording engineers: Morten Lindberg and Beatrice Johannessen
Editors: Geir Bøhren, Jan Gunnar Hoff, and Morten Lindberg
Mix and mastering engineer: Morten Lindberg