Audun Kleive

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Audun Kleive
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Background information
Born (1961-10-20) 20 October 1961 (age 61)
Skien, Telemark, Norway
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Drums
Years active1982–present
Websiteaudunkleive.com

Audun Kleive (born 20 October 1961)[1] is a Norwegian jazz drummer.[2] He was raised in Skien and is the son of organist Kristoffer Kleive and brother of organist.

Career[edit]

Kleive in 2017

Kleive began to play drums in a rock and dance band, and then went to Oslo, where he studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He joined the jazz-rock groups Lotus (1981–83) and Oslo 13 (1981–84), and made his recording debut with the album Anti-therapy in 1983. Described as one of the "leading lights in the Oslo Nu-jazz scene",[3] he made his distinctive contribution to groups like Terje Rypdal's Chasers,[4] Per Jørgensen's JøKleBa and Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra as well as Marilyn Mazur & Future Song.[2]

Kleive has released the albums, Bitt (1996–97), Generator X (2000) and Ohmagoddabl (2004) on Bugge Wesseltoft's label, Jazzland.[5] In 2010 he gave a concert as a duet with the jazz tenorist Petter Wettre. The concert was recorded and released on the album The Only Way to Travel 2 (2011), as a follow up of the 2000 volume 1 album.[6][7] In 2013 he was engaged for a set on the Music Festival 'Punktfestivalen' in Kristiansand, where he also collaborated on recordings for the album Crime scenes (2006) with Jan Bang and Erik Honoré among others.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Music for Men and Machines (Curling Legs, 1993)
  • Audun Kleive Generator X (Jazzland/EmArcy, 2000)
  • Ohmagoddabl (Jazzland, 2004)
  • Attack (POLselection, 2012)
  • Release (POLselection, 2012)

With 1300 Oslo

  • Anti-Therapy (Odin, 1983)
  • Off Balance (Odin, 1988)
  • Live (Curling Legs, 1993)
  • Live in the North (Curling Legs, 2001)

With Entra

  • Live Lights (Timeless, 1989)
  • Ballet (LJ, 1992)
  • In Concert (LJ, 1998)

With Jokleba

  • Jokleba! (Norsk 1993)
  • Live! (Curling Legs, 1996)
  • Jokleba! & Nu Jok? (EmArcy/Universal 2011)
  • Outland (ECM, 2014)

With Scheen Jazzorkester

  • God Tro, Feil Frakk (Grong Music, 2013)
  • Magne Rutle Blane (Grong Music, 2015)
  • PoliturPassiarer (Losen, 2017)
  • Tamanoar (Losen, 2017)
  • Commuter Report (Losen, 2018)

As sideman[edit]

With Jon Balke

  • On and On (Odin, 1991)
  • Nonsentration (ECM, 1992)
  • Further (ECM, 1994)
  • Kyanos (ECM, 2002)

With Kari Bremnes

  • Tid a Hausta Inn (Pa Norsk, 1983)
  • Mitt Ville Hjerte (Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 1987)
  • Bla Krukke (Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 1989)
  • Losrivelse (Kirkelig Kulturverksted, 1993)

With Arve Henriksen

  • Chiaroscuro (Rune Grammofon, 2004)
  • Cartography (ECM, 2008)
  • The Nature of Connections (Rune Grammofon, 2014)
  • Composograph (Arve Music 2018)

With Jan Gunnar Hoff

  • Syklus (Odin, 1993)
  • Moving (Curling Legs, 1995)
  • Crosslands (Curling Legs, 1998)
  • In Town (Curling Legs, 2003)
  • Magma (Grappa, 2008)
  • Jan Gunnar Hoff Group Featuring Mike Stern (Losen, 2018)
  • Polarity (2L, 2018)

With Marilyn Mazur

  • Marilyn Mazur's Future Song (veraBra, 1992)
  • Small Labyrinths (ECM, 1997)
  • All the Birds Reflecting + Adventurous (Stunt, 2002)
  • Daylight Stories (Stunt, 2004)

With Terje Rypdal

With others

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergh, Johs (2009-02-14). "Audun Kleive Biography". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2013-10-05.)
  2. ^ a b "Kleive, Audun - Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Jazzarkiv Ballade.no. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-10-05.)
  3. ^ Mathieson (1 July 2008)
  4. ^ Nicholson (May 2001) p. 69
  5. ^ Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
  6. ^ "Audun Kleive up-close". Trommer.no. 2010-11-30. Archived from the original on 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2015-01-23.)
  7. ^ Corroto, Mark (2011-01-17). "Petter Wettre: The Only Way To Travel 2 (2011) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-05.)
  8. ^ "Audun Kleive Biography". Punktfestival.no. 2013-07-12. Archived from the original on 2015-06-11. Retrieved 2013-10-05.)

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Sources[edit]

Awards
Preceded by Recipient of the Kongsberg Jazz Award
1999
Succeeded by