Nakama (band)

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Nakama (initiated 2015 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian five-piece jazz ensemble led by the Norwegian bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen.


Nakama is Japanese meaning "comrade", or a community of people where no one is above the other. The group was founded as a quartet in 2015 but expanded to quintet late 2016. Their music is influenced by European jazz, early American contemporary music, Japanese traditional music, and the harmonies of the romantic classical era. Furthermore, the music intimately explores the relation between content and non-content, and the possibilities of working with flexible forms on a fixed musical material.[1]

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  • 2015: Before The Storm (Nakama Records)
  • 2016: Grand Line (Nakama Records)
  • 2016: Most Intimate (Nakama Records)
  • 2017: Worst Generation (Nakama Records)[2]


  1. ^ "Nakama". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  2. ^ "Nakama (2)". Retrieved 2018-03-02.

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