Froy Aagre



Frøy Aagre (born 8 June 1977 in Tønsberg, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (saxophone). Career: Aagre is one of the leading saxophonists of Norway, playing tenor and soprano saxophone with an individual sound that builds on inspirations by such saxophonists as Dave Liebman and Wayne Shorter. She has studied saxophone and composition in Oslo, Birmingham, London, New York and Buenos Aires. Aagre was awarded the Norwegian Government scholarship for the year 2005/2006. Aagre released her first album Katalyze in 2004 with Frøy Aagre Offbeat, including Andreas Ulvo, Freddy Augdal and Roger Williamsen, and attracted notice throughout Europe, and soon found herself invited to perform at major festivals in Europe, North America and India. There after followed Countryside (2006) and Cycle of Silence (2010) both receiving great reviews. When attending the Banff Jazz Workshop in Canada, in 2005, Aagre started a collaboration with the Brisbane band Misinterprotato (now known as...

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SongBirds, Bees and Forest Trees
ArtistFroy Aagre
AlbumFroy Aagre Electric
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On Feb 11, 2015. 8:50pm
Christopher Lynch said

Those clever Scandinavians, with unique sounds and a musical approach as hypnotic as the sublimely pristine region from which they emanate, never cease to astonish with their insightful approach to this glorious art form we celebrate. If like me, you've been fortunate to have spent some time in that extraordinary part of the world, when you hear the sounds you see the pictures.

On Feb 11, 2015. 9:07pm
Christopher Lynch said

Further to my earlier comment on Froy Aagre, the following brief video clip might be of further interest:
Froy Aagre og Offbeat pa God Morgen Norge
(No doubt a very pleasant breakfast programme in that part of the world.)
The sensitive cymbal work on this sublime piece will possibly enthrall a few drummers out there.

On Feb 18, 2015. 9:37am
ABC Jazz said

Thanks Christopher!

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