One-Armed Bandit (album)

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One-Armed Bandit
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
GenrePost-rock, progressive rock, future jazz, jazz fusion
LabelNinja Tune
Jaga Jazzist chronology
What We Must
One-Armed Bandit
Live with Britten Sinfonia
Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. Club(A-)[2]
Drowned in Sound(9/10)[5]
No Ripcord[7]
Pitchfork Media(6.9/10)[8]
The Times[9]
Tiny Mix Tapes[10]

One-Armed Bandit is the fifth studio album by the Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist. It was released January 25, 2010 by Ninja Tune to positive reviews. Compared to their earlier work, it features a substantial progressive rock influence. Different editions of the album carry different fruit symbols on the front cover.


  • Lars Horntveth - Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Clarinet (Bass), Keyboards, Programming, Sax (Baritone), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Lap Steel Guitar
  • Martin Horntveth - Percussion, Drums, Programming, Bells, Psaltery, Drum Machine, Temple - Blocks, Marxophone, Mandolin Harp
  • Mathias Eick - Piano, Trumpet, French Horn, Keyboards, Bass (Upright)
  • Line Horntveth - Flute, Percussion, Tuba, Glockenspiel, Vocals
  • Erik Johannessen - Trombone, Marxophone
  • Andreas Mjos - Guitar, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Marimba, Vibraphone
  • Øystein Moen - Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano
  • Even Ormestad - Bass, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Keyboards
  • Stian Westerhus - Percussion, Guitar (Electric), Harp, Guitar (12 String), Effects, Guitar (Baritone)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Thing Introduces..."
  2. "One-Armed Bandit"
  3. "Bananfluer overalt"
  4. "220 V/Spektral"
  5. "Toccata"
  6. "Prognissekongen"
  7. "Book of Glass"
  8. "Music! Dance! Drama!"
  9. "Touch of Evil"
  10. "Endless Galaxy" (available only on LP & Japanese bonus track)


  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "avclub review".
  3. ^ "BBC review".
  4. ^ "Clash review".
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". Archived from the original on 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2010-01-30.
  6. ^ "MusicOMH review".
  7. ^ "NR review".
  8. ^ "Pitchfork Media review".
  9. ^ Bungey, John (January 23, 2010). "The Times review". London.
  10. ^ "TMT review".