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About  Harald Lassen 

Harald Lassen(b.13.mars 1987) is a Norwegian saxophone player, singer and composer, and child of the highly creative jazz scene in Oslo. In addition to leading his own band LASSEN he plays in the innovative duo Duplex and the psychedelic "must see!" orchestra Dr. Kay And His Interstellar Tone Scientists. He is a former member of the trendsetting jazz quatet Pixel(2009-2017). Harald was picked up at an early age by the legendary bass player Arild Andersen and drummer Jon Christensen. In recent years he has been working with musicians such as Bugge Wesseltoft, Morten Qvenild, Beady Belle, Ellen Andrea Wang, Bendik Baksaas, Mats Eilertsen, LABtrio, Elliot Galvin, Mohamed Issa Matona and Per Oddvar Johansen among many others. He´s also playing with Norwegian pop sensation No. 4. 

Lassen has worked with African musicians and dancers in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda. In 2013 Lassen moved to Zanzibar for a periode to teach and build up a jazz department for young music students at Dhow Countries Music Academy. He is also the founder of the lable Hagen Recordings where he released his debut album as a leader "Rainbow Session" in 2016.

Labels: Hagen Recordings, Jazzland Recordings, Arch Records, Cuneiform Records, NORCD, Bangles & Brass,      Havtorn 


BOOKING: marthe (at) vibeagency.no // +47909013584 // www.vibeagency.no

CONTACT: haraldlassen (at) hotmail.com // +4790961588

 

 


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 Photo: James Drew Turner

Photo: James Drew Turner

"It is impressionistic, it is beautiful - it is life!» - Molde International Jazz Festival 2017

Jazz with a capital J is back! Harald Lassen is conquering the world with his new band LASSEN including Belgian hot shot pianist Bram De Looze(LABtrio) and a Norwegian rhythm section reminiscent of the seventies jazz heyday - Tore Flatjord(drums) & Stian Andersen(bass). The outfit playes colorful, passionate and catchy jazz, inspired by 70s and life so far. Common for all four musicians is the love of good melodies, the importance of jazz history paid with an unmatched need to explore. 

//// NEW  ALBUM  ON  JAZZLAND RECORDINGS  SEPTEMBER  2018 ////


 
 Photo: Kristoffer Eikrem 

Photo: Kristoffer Eikrem 

DUPLEX

Duplex represents an unconventional line-up with a distinctive and unique expression: A transparent, organic and lyrical sound scape with a mutual emphasis on composition and improvisation, form and content. Two playful musicians that are not afraid of challenging each other or the audience, who think beyond their respective instruments in order to pay justice to the most important thing: the music itself.

Christian Meaas Svendsen; bass & vocal, Harald Lassen; sax & vocal


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