In the Country

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In the Country
In The Country playing live on Jazz Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 3 July 2014.
In The Country live at a Jazz Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3 July 2014.
Background information
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz
Years active 2003–present
Labels Rune Grammofon
Members Morten Qvenild
Roger Arntzen
Pål Hausken
In The Country during a gig at EnergiMølla, Kongsberg, Norway, 13 October 2010.

In the Country (initiated in 2003 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz trio comprising pianist Morten Qvenild, bassist Roger Arntzen and drummer Pål Hausken.


The band was started by the three fellow students at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2003. The year after they earned the «JazzIntro» Newcommer Award at Moldejazz (2004),[1] and released their first album This Was The Pace Of My Heartbeat (2004). The third album Without (2009) was named as «one of 2009's best jazz albums» by the All About Jazz reviewer John Kelman.[2] In autumn of 2010 the band was on tour with vibraphonist and guitarist Andreas Mjøs under the auspices of Rikskonsertene, while in June 2011 they was on the fourth USA tour.[3] samtidig som de slapp sitt fjerde album «Sounds and Sights» mottok strålende kritikker.[4]

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  1. ^ "In The Country". Biography. Moldejazz. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  2. ^ Kelman, John (2009-08-03). "In The Country: Whiteout (2009)". Musical review. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  3. ^ Mosnes, Terje (2011-06-14). "In The Country klar for USA-turné nummer fire". Musical review (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  4. ^ Hammerø, Tor (2011-06-28). "Verdensklasse". Musical review (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

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