Thursday, February 23, 2012

An explosion of talent

Last night, we went to The Gallery at the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple to listen to the young Norwegian jazz musician Marius Neset. I have been a jazz enthusiast for most of my life and I have seen many great musicians but I found this saxaphone playing unique. The quartet of Marius Neset on saxaphone, Jasper Hoiby on bass, drummer Anton Eger and Nick Ramm on piano played pieces from their latest album, Golden Explosion.

If you get an opportunity to see a live performance, I wholeheartedly recommend it. The CD is good but cannot replicate the magical experience of being in the electric presence of this exciting, gifted young man. Here is a taster:


  1. I'm not sure about Jazz but sometimes my ears and brain need to meet new things ..he's very skilled isn't he ..I think I'll listen again later ..for now I've realized I'm blogging when I should be making breakfast ...oops !!!!

  2. Val, the music isn't to everyone's taste but the sheer skill of this 25 year-old is breathtaking.

  3. Hello Maureen
    My tastes in music vary considerably and I'm always open to new sounds especially from young 'uns so will have a listen some time.
    Just thought I'd tell you that I've moved my blog over to Wordpress - issues with Blogger not recognising our browser meant I was unable to post so I took a big leap and said goodbye. I have managed to inport all the previous posts so as they say 'all is not lost' - just the ususal address. have changed the name slightly - it is now Cathy @ Still Waters - this is a direct link

    Cathy @ Still Waters

    Do drop in some time and say hello - I will be able to keep ahead of your writings throough my reader so I will know what youa re up to
    Take care


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