«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
"Virtuoso musicians engaged in first-rate interplay" - Sigbjørn Apeland, Dag og Tid
Norwegian bassist Sigurd Hole takes you on an incredibly sound journey, playing his composition "Vindu".
Watch Part 1-5 on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/sihole1
"Beautiful and masterful" - Elvesang warmly and thoroughly reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni for Salt peanuts.
Elvesang recommended in the latest issue of The New York City Jazz Record by managing editor Laurence Donohue-Greene.
"...an album of profound beauty" 4/5
In-depth review of Elvesang by John Kelman, written for allaboutjazz.com. Excerpt below, read the whole review at
Nice review (5/6) of "Elvesang" in Hamar Arbeiderblad:
Nice review of Elvesang from Germany! "..einen überaus kreativen solist, der sein Instrument wie kaum ein zweiter zu handhaben versteht" - Klaus Halama
On the road, 10 solo concerts with "Elvesang". Interview with Norwegian jazz writer Terje Mosnes today (19.01):
The CD of my new solo double bass album "Elvesang" just arrived! Official release date is January 19th. For pre-sale of signed CD send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. "Elvesang" will also be released on Vinyl (January 24th) and digital platforms (January 19th).
I am having a truly fantastic week at Håvard Lund´s remarkable island retreat outside of Bodø, Norway. Time to think, space to create. Peace and quiet just to be. Inspired by the natural surroundings of Fleinvær, I have recorded some solo double bass improvisations during my stay - combining them with my own photos from the island to make small videos. One of them is embedded here, check out this Vimeo album for more: https://vimeo.com/album/4801857