Described by Norway’s national paper, Dagbladet, as ‘the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek in the 1960s’, Norwegian-born/Denmark-based saxophonist & composer Marius Neset, over the last 18 months, has become one of the most talked about musicians of his generation. As well as demonstrating exemplary technique and brilliant invention on both tenor and soprano saxes, he is a composer of intricate, compelling music, bustling with energy and virtuosity.
With the release of ‘Golden Xplosion’, he has been praised throughout the international jazz press, receiving 4 and 5 star reviews for the album and his live shows. In spring 2013 Marius will release his new album ‘Birds’, a record showcasing the breadth of his musical vision and featuring the stellar line-up of pianist Ivo Neame, vibest Jim Hart, bassist Jasper Høiby and drummer Anton Eger . Not only does it demonstrate his further development as a performer and bandleader, it also reveals further evidence of his brilliance as an inspirational and inspired composer.
“No one at age 25 should be this good at their instrument. Neset masters the saxophone as if he was the double age. This is the situations where you can talk about a wonderkid. It’s not a daily thing to get the possibillity to hear a future star beeing born. Neset’s talent is genuine, and to think about how far he can reach is almost scary.” – Peter Sjöblom, Tidningen, Sweden
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