B i o g r a p h y
(by Official Site)
the early 1990's Bugge (conveniently pronounced Boogie!) has made an
impressive, truly post-modern transistion from ECM nordic jazz traditions,
playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, to forming
his own exquisite label "Jazzland", and creating a unique, fresh blend of
"future jazz". Which finds itself equally at home with fans of deep house,
techno, ambient, as well as traditional and experimental jazz purists.
Following on from the pioneering, globally acclaimed "Sharing" album in
1998, Bugge has spent the past two years touring the world?s melting-pot
festivals, where jazz meets club culture in a heady brew, and has seen his
"sound" embraced by leading worldwide jazz critics - confidently comparing
this new Norwegian star to Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Erik Satie(!), as
well as finding an impressive following among some of the world?s most
respected DJ glitterati: Gilles Peterson, Jos預adilla, Mixmaster Morris,
and New York?s cult "Body and Soul" collective.
Spring 2001 heralds the long-awaited follow up, "Moving", and as the title
suggests, it?s a logical progression, six tracks of sublime new millenium
jazz, all put together at Bugge's legendary downtown Oslo studio "Bugge's
room" , with an all star cast of Norway?s most eminent purveyors of fine
outer-limits jazz, capturing the very essence of their compellingly
eclectic "New conception" performances.of which Bugge's recent concert
series in London was described as "a ride in to the realm of space travel,
a trip to ambient and electronic pastures brushed with the acoustic".
"Moving" is a perfect document of Bugge's new world order of jazz, ripping
up the standards, and effortlessly taking the listener on a daring musical
journey where melody and groove, soundscape and soul all come
together.crossing over where others have tried, but failed.one small step
for Jazz-kind, but a giant leap in the ever-pulsating galaxy of Bugge
Wesseltoft's "Future Jazz" . Be there, one foot on the dance floor - the
other in the stratosphere!
"Moving" indeed, prepare to be moved.