Jazz Review

«Listen...and tell me what it was (SOFA 506) by the twelve piece ensemble No Spaghetti Edition is a sort of hyper-Sofa experience that has both Nilseen-Love and Zach on drums (and you can tell them apart!), Grydeland on guitar, Pat Thomas on piano and a host of top Norwegian improvisers. The orchestra is a different beast to other improvisation orchestras and achieves a genuinely unified ensemble sound. Rolf Erik Nystrom and Hakon Kornstad’s saxophones only occasionally rise to the surface of a music that is characterised by flowing pointalistic splashes of colour from accordion, female voice and two electric guitars. Surreal recorded extracts appear and the CD is an impressive calling card for the collective vitality of the Norwegian scene.»

Philip Clark