The Source (band)

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The Source
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz, Fusion music
Years active 1993-present
Labels Curling Legs
ECM Records
Grappa Music
Members Trygve Seim (1993-present, saxophone)
Øyvind Brække (1993-present, trombone)
Mats Eilertsen (2005-present, bass)
Per Oddvar Johansen (1993-present, drums).
Past members Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (1993-1995, bass)
Finn Guttormsen (1995-2005, bass)

The Source established in 1993 in Trondheim, Norway, is a Norwegian jazz band known for its many recordings and collaborations in musical fusion concepts. Their Christmas concerts are considered a tradition in Norway.

The band, a quartet was made up of Trygve Seim (saxophone), Øyvind Brække (trombone), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass) and Per Oddvar Johansen (drums). In 1995, Finn Guttormsen replaced Flaten on bass. He was replaced by Mats Eilertsen in 2005. The band was nominated to Spellemannprisen in 2007 for its album The Source of Christmas Live.


Year Album title Record label Charts
1994 Olemanns kornett Curling Legs
Music influenced by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus
2002 The Source and Different Cikadas ECM Records
With Cikada Ensemble and Arve Henriksen
2006 The Source ECM Records
Music of Brekke and Edward Vesala
2007 The Source: of Christmas, Live Grappa Music
With Tora Augestad, Marvin Charles, Lars Klevstrand,
Jarle Bernhoft, Anne-Lise Berntsen, Finn Guttormsen,
Ahmad El Ghazar, Alfred Gamil, Ayman Sedki, Fathy Salama,
Mamdouh Serour, Cheb Hocine Derras, Ramadan Mohamed and Saleh el Artist,
plus Kongelige Norske Marines Musikkorps (Norwegian Navy Band) conducted by Christian Eggen
2013 The Source: of Summer Grappa Music


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