Timelines Rolf Kristensen

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Label: Losen Records

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

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  • 1Stone Town05:20
  • 2Timelines05:39
  • 3Relief05:57
  • 4Cosmic Rain04:31
  • 5Who Knows04:50
  • 6Departure05:08
  • 7Echoes03:20
  • Total Runtime34:45

Info for Timelines

The Norwegian guitarist and composer Rolf Kristensen is well established on the Norwegian music scene. As a guitarist he has contributed to approximately 100 albums within a wide range of genres. He has collaborated and played with a large number of artists and ensembles on recordings and in concerts, such as: Secret Garden, Ketil Bjørnstad, Ole Paus, Mungolian Jet Set, Annbjørg Lien, Anne Marie Almedal, Danny Thompson, Hilde Hefte, Egil Kapstad, Jan Bang, Hanne Boel etc.

Being a member of the ensemble Secret Garden has led to extensive touring with concerts in most of the world for more than 20 years. These concerts has also involved playing with orchestras like for example The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, The Irish National Symphony Orchestra (RTE), The Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.

Rolf Kristensen is also a renowned music educator, and has played an important role in pop and jazz education in Norway as a guitar teacher at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, where he has been employed since the early 90’s, and has educated many of the most successful Norwegian guitarists in different areas of the music scene. He has also been employed as a guitar and ensemble teacher by the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has given master classes for a lot of music schools, like for instance the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.

About the making of Timelines: “Finding time to produce a new solo album between all the engagements as a session musician has been a challenge, but being involved in all these great projects as a sideman has also created a lot of inspiration and ideas. Ideas that often lead to sketches, compositions and demo recordings. After a run through of recorded ideas over the past years I found a lot of material that I thought deserved a life outside the hard drive, and started cultivating the best ideas. Arrangements and demos were made and I invited some of my favourite musicians to join me in studio sessions. After some very inspiring live sessions where fundamental tracks and improvisations were recorded, it was exciting to go further with the arrangements and develop sonic landscapes that suited the character of the compositions by experimenting with extra layers of guitars, horns, strings, synth tracks and electronics. How could I best use my experience as a studio musician in various genres to explore textures, and develop my own sound and artistic voice?

Rolf Kristensen, guitar
Bernt André Moen, piano, Fender Rhodes
Bendik Hofseth, saxophone
Niclas Pedersen, baritone saxophone
Idar Eliassen Pedersen, trumpet
Marin Stallemo Bakke, violin, viola
Alf Henrik Spilde Vaksdal, electronics
Per Elias Drabløs, bass
Jan Inge Nilsen, drums
Marius Trøan Hansen, drums

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