This morning (27. mars 2019) I played a morning concert at 08:15 in the wonderful main concert hall i Malmö Konserthus. It must be one of the best - if not the best - rooms in which I have ever performed. To be able to fill the entire space alone with my double bass playing without any amplification, feeling the immediate, well-balanced response from this huge 1700 seat concert hall in even the softest of dynamics was a truly fantastic experience.
Looking very much forward to performing solo at these two great venues: Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo (April 25th - double bill with Tord Gustavsen solo) & Molde International Jazzfestival (July 17th) - opening a new venue for acoustic concerts at the festival.
Honoured and proud to find my solo double bass album ‘Elvesang’ listed as «Best of 2018 - Solo recordings» in The New York City Jazz Record:-)
My solo double bass album "Elvesang" is included in John Kelman´s Best releases of 2018 for allaboutjazz.com !
Interview with German filmmaker and music writer Ingo. J Bierman about my music, where I am talking about, amongst other things, influences from Zen Buddhism, the Shakuhachi flute and nature. Published on Manofonistas.de: https://www.manafonistas.de/2018/11/04/a-small-conversation-with-sigurd-...
Excerpt: «The pieces on the album are beautiful, the sense of timing and drama is strong, and Hole´s sound - with lasersight intonation and a haze of overtones - is gorgeous»
Tour of Germany, starting off with one concert in Norway:
10/10: Kristiansand jazzklubb (NO)
11/10: Bad Honnef, Folk in Feüerschlosschen (DE)
12/10: Einbeck, Kultur im Esel (DE)
13/10: Bremen, Sendesaal (DE)
14/10: Dortmund, Evinger Schloss (DE)
15/10: Berlin, b-flat (DE)
NEWS: Mark Feldman will replace Håkon Aase at ShapeShifter Lab due to a recent unforseen situation.
«On The Tunnel, Sigurd Hole’s bass is way up in the mix, sometimes pooling like spilled glue, elsewhere making melodies with long, mournful shapes.» - The New York Times https://nyti.ms/2osxn1b
«A good jazz trio is cohesive and inventive with skillful musicianship that creates a relationship with the listener. A great trio takes listeners to places hey haven´t been before, such is the case with Encounters» - The New York City Jazz Record
Two nice reviews of Elvesang, one from Japan and one from Sweden.
"A magnificent meeting between three musicians. Moments causing goosebumps occur one after the other like beads on a string" - Eivind Strømsøy, Hamar Arbeiderblad