B i o g r a p h y
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Petter Molvær, Norwegian trumpet player, composer and producer, connects
stylistic extremes - jazz, ambient, house, electronic and breakbeats - and
effortlessly melts them into convincing soundscapes of deep intensity.
Born in 1960 in Sula ( Norway ), Nils Petter was introduced to jazz from
an early age by his musician father. After playing in school bands and
local clubs he left Sula in 1979 to study music at the conservatory of
Trondheim, where he developed his unique style and started to gain a
reputation as one of Norway 's emerging new talents.
Nils Petter has eclectic musical influences who he names as Miles Davis,
Don Cherry, Billie Holiday, Brian Eno, Joni Mitchell and Bill Laswell. His
interest in both acoustic and electric music shows the ease with which he
handles the conventions of pop, rock and funk, alongside those of modern
jazz. These unique sensibilities soon established him as a much sought
after musician in Oslo .
After his intermezzo with the Norwegian jazz combo Masqualero, Nils Petter
was introduced to Manfred Eicher, who integrated him into his cast of
musicians and studio sessions with ECM artists such as Robyn Schulkowsky.