Jaga Jazzist Celebrate 20th Anniversary with Special Boxset & European Tour
Today marks 20 years (to the day!) since the Norwegian collective Jaga Jazzist first took to the stage! So what better moment to announce the release of a special vinyl box set on 8 December 2014 to flag this incredible milestone and highlight their extraordinary career to date.
It's hard to believe that the 8-piece band (founded on the Horntveth triumvirate - Lars, Martin and Line) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, in 2014. Not that there aren't other groups that have lasted as long, but look for a group whose primary composer was just 14 when the whole thing began, find a band where five out of its eight current members were there when everything started in 1994, and scope out one that has managed to remain as stylistically enigmatic and impossible to categorise as... well, you get the idea.
And so we thought it fitting to mark the band's 20th year with a unique, limited edition vinyl box set featuring a special reissue of the landmark album A Livingroom Hush (2004) with 4 previously unreleased demo cuts from those recording sessions as bonus digital downloads. Also in the box: 2 crisp 12"s featuring exclusive reworks based on elements from the album Jaga Jazzist Live with Britten Sinfonia from a stellar cast of remixers…
Warp Records stalwart Clark (who is preparing to release his 7th album Clark in November); breakbeat scientist Machinedrum; Brainfeeder's sonic dreamweaver Teebs; Mellowdrone founder Jonathan Bates aka Big Black Delta; LA-based composer, orchestrator, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Cosmogramma, You're Dead, Suite For Ma Dukes, Build An Ark); Werkdiscs' rising star Moiré; Hoya:Hoya co-founder Illum Sphere; and Stockholm's Invader Ace.
Extended sleeve notes by John Kelman (All About Jazz) come in a beautiful 24 page booklet with archive photography documenting the rise and rise of this iconic collective.
Jaga Jazzist are on tour across Europe in November and December:
26 Nov - Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL - TICKETS
27 Nov - Lantern Venster, Rotterdam, NL - TICKETS
28 Nov - De Kreun, Brussels, BE - TICKETS
29 Nov - Union Chapel, London, UK - TICKETS
30 Nov - Colston Hall 2, Bristol, UK - TICKETS
2 Dec - Hafen, Offenbach, DE - TICKETS
3 Dec - Loppen, Copenhagen, DK - TICKETS
11 Dec - Parkteatret, Oslo, NO - TICKETS
12 Dec - Parkteatret, Oslo, NO - TICKETS
'94-'14 released 8 December on LP Vinyl Boxset -
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