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99 Minutes #10 - Cheltenham Jazz Festival focus

MIC celebrates the strong Norwegian line-up at the UK’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival with a webcast dedicated entirely to the strong cast of performers that performed at the event in late April. Joining '99 Minutes' presenter Guttorm Andreassen as co-host of the webcast is no other than BBC Radio Three's Late Junction presenter Fiona Talkington.

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In addition to a strong playlist that includes tracks from such heavyweights as Tord Gustavsen, Stian Westerhus, Nils-Petter Molvær and much more, the latest ’99 Minutes’ webcast also features the programme’s first co-host, no other than Fiona Talkington from BBC Radio Three’s popular Late Junction programme.

Fiona Talkington

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival which was staged from 27th April – 2nd May 2011 featured performers and acts such as Susanna, Tord Gustavsen trio and Stian Westerhus. The Cheltenham Jazz Festival also followed previous success of hosting a special collaboration between musicians from Trondheim Conservatory and Birmingham Conservatoire, two of Europe’s most creative jazz institutions.

MIC’s latest ‘99 Minutes’ webcast celebrates the strong Norwegian line-up at the Cheltenham with a playlist that reads as a who’s who of young, contemporary Norwegian jazz: Food, Farmers Market, Beady Belle, Nils Petter Molvær, Stian Westerhus, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra w/ Maria Kannegaard Trio, Paal Nilssen-Love w/Ken Vandermark, Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, Spin Marvel, Masqualero, Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen, Eple Trio, Elephant9, Zanussi Five and Helge Lien Trio are all parts of a vital mix of improvised and arranged tracks ranging from free improv to groove-fuelled nu-jazz.


Theme song: TøyenIndia PindiaDid you bring me on national television to tell me this too?Blackbean and Placenta BBPTC 203
FoodNature's RecipeRuneology 3 - Recent and forthcoming releases on rune grammofon 2007-2008RCDS3WIRE
Farmers MarketSurfin' USSRSurfin' USSRIPECAC Recordings IPC101
Beady BelleApril FoolCewbeagappicJazzland 067154-2
Nils Petter MolværSabkahHamadaSula Records 602527020419
Stian WesterhusPitch Black Star SpangledPitch Black Star SpangledRune Grammofon RCD 2009
Stian WesterhusSing with me somehowPitch Black Star SpangledRune Grammofon RCD 2009
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra / Maria Kannegaard TrioSimplyLive in OsloMNJ Records
Stian WesterhusThy GospelPitch Black Star SpangledRune Grammofon RCD 2009
Paal Nilssen-Love / Ken VandermarkTrain hits the StationDual Pleasure 2Smalltown Supersound STS 085
Tord Gustavsen EnsembleWay InRestored, ReturnedECM Records ECM 2107 (179 8987)
Tord Gustavsen EnsembleSpiral SongRestored, ReturnedECM Records ECM 2107 (179 8987)
Tord Gustavsen EnsembleYour Crooked HeartRestored, ReturnedECM Records ECM 2107 (179 8987)
Susanna and the Magical OrchestraRecall
Rune Grammofon RCD2090
Spin MarvelReconciled RotationThe Reluctantly Politicised Mr JamesEdition Records EDN 1020
Spin MarvelBasildon Gangster GhostThe Reluctantly Politicised Mr JamesEdition Records EDN 1020
MasqualeroWallen, Wallen! / Helsinki SongMasqualeroOdin Records ODIN NJ 4008-2
Nils Petter MolværIcy AltitudeHamadaSula Records 602527020419
Arve HenriksenBlack MountainStrjonRune Grammofon RCD 2061
Stian WesterhusDiscipline of UndisciplineTwenty Centuries of Stony SleepRune Grammofon RCD 2100
Eple TrioHouseEple Trio Made ThisNORCD 0766
Elephant9John TinnickWalk the NileRune Grammofon RCD 2095
Zanussi FiveThe AfreetGhost DanceMoserobie Music Production MMP cd071
Helge Lien TrioThe Axis of Free WillHello TrollOzella Music OZ 021 CD

Listen to previous editions of ’99 Minutes’ HERE.

DJ 99, aka Guttorm Andreasen, has worked as a presenter, DJ, reporter and producer at the national Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation for 16 years, from 1992 to 2008 during which he hosted a wide range of programmes ranging from popular children’s shows, cutting-edge music programmes at the youth channels as well as culture and arts programmes on national TV. From 2003 to 2006 he produced 702 editions of the multi-rhythmic daily programme Wasabi on the NRK P2 channel. Up to 200,000 people would tune in daily on the complete genre-free blend of Swedish funk, Jamaican tango, Belarusian electro, Nigerian jazz, Venezuelan rock, Danish cumbia, Norwegian and Chinese jungle techno ... and virtually every imaginable genre in between! DJ 99 has performed in a wide range of settings ranging from the Sónar Festival in Barcelona to a small bar on the edge of a Serbian village. In 2007 he was one of only three selected DJs to play at the major music industry WOMEX festival in Seville. In 2005 he reached the finals of the International World Beat DJ Competition in London.

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