Twenty years ago, the ever-surprising
Norwegian jazz scene broke ranks in the shape of keyboard maestro Bugge
Wesseltoft, fusing Nordic electronica and soundscape with the energy
of jazz improv and the urban grooves of club culture.
Wesseltoft's signature debut recording marked a sea change in the perception of
jazz in the late 20th century and launched the story of its parent label, the
hugely influential Jazzland.
After 400 concerts worldwide and
recordings by New Conception of Jazz (1996) and Moving (2001), the band took a
break in 2006. Ten years after Bugge Wesseltoft now breathes new life into the
project again – this time with a whole new generation of young musicians.
The audience can expect to hear both
new and old material when New Conception of Jazz 2016 Edition enters the stage.
One thing is for certain; it’s danceable, groovy and electric!