Anton Eger

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Anton Eger
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Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born 1980 (age 36–37)
Oslo, Norway
Origin Sweden and Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1995–present
Labels Stunt Records, Edition Records, SevenSeas Music, Loop
Associated acts JazzKamikaze, Phronesis, Marius Neset Quintet, The World

Anton Eger (born 1980 in Norway) is a Norwegian/Swedish Jazz drummer, known from a series of recordings and collaborations with musicians like Django Bates, Marius Neset, Daniel Heløy Davidsen, Ivo Neame and Jasper Høiby.

Career[edit]

Eger at Oslo jazzfestival (2015).

Eger studied jazz at the Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory under the guidance of Django Bates among others, and played drums on Bates' album Spring is Here (Shall We Dance?) (2008).[1] Within the Scandinavian quintet JazzKamikaze, he participates on several album releases and appeared at various international jazz festivals Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Moldejazz, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bangkok Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, as well as being part of the opening of the annual Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.[2][3]

He also collaborates within the trio Phronesis with double bassist Jasper Høiby and pianist and saxophonist Ivo Neame. They have released six albums so far. Their 2010 album Alive was nominated jazz album of the year by Jazzwise and Mojo magazines.[4]

Honors[edit]

  • 2005: Ung Jazz award of the JazzDanmark[5]
  • 2005: Young Nordic Jazz Comets for the album Mission I, within JazzKamikaze[3][6]
  • 2010: "Album of the year" in Jazzwise, for the album Alive within Phoresis
  • 2010: "Album of the year" in MOJO, for the album Alive within Phoresis[4]

Discography[edit]

Within JazzKamikaze
  • 2005: Mission I (Stunt Records)
  • 2007: Travelling at the speed of sound (Stunt Records)
  • 2008: Emerging pilots EP (SevenSeas Music)
  • 2009: The revolution's in your hands EP (SevenSeas Music)
  • 2010: Supersonic revolutions (SevenSeas Music)
  • 2012: The return of JazzKamikaze (Stunt Records)[1]
With Django Bates
  • 2008: Spring is Here (Shall We Dance?) (Lost Marble), within StoRMChaser Big Band[1]
With Marius Neset
Within Phronesis,
  • 2007: Organic Warfare (Loop)
  • 2009: Green Delay (Loop)
  • 2010: Alive (Edition Records)
  • 2012: Walking Dark (Edition Records)
  • 2016: Parallax (Edition Records)
With The World (Swedish trio)
  • 2010 There Is An Ocean Between Us (Hoob Jazz)
With People Are Machines (Marius Neset, Petter Eldh, Magnus Hjorth)
  • 2007 "People Are Machines" (Calibrated Records)
  • 2008 "Live in Getxo"
With Kill Screen Music
As featured artist
  • 2012: Studio Tan (Prophone), with Per Lindvall ("Loungeloop")

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Patterson, Ian (17 December 2012). "Marius Neset: Norwegian Woods – Interview". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  2. ^ "JazzKamikaze – The Return of JazzKamikaze Review". Challenge Records. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ a b "Jazz Kamikaze: Supersonic Revolutions (2010) Review". All About Jazz. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Phronesis: Green Delay (2009) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ "JazzKamikaze Biography". ArtPlaneta.com. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ "YoungNordicJazzComets winners". Young Nordic Jazz Comets. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  7. ^ Patterson, Ian (17 December 2012). "Marius Neset: Birds – Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  8. ^ Marsh, Peter (2013). "Marius Neset Birds Review". BBC. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  9. ^ Wicklund, Erling (30 April 2013). "Marius Neset – Birds Review". NRK Jazz. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 

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