Per Mathisen performing at the 2016 Oslo Jazzfestival
Photo: Tore Sætre
7 October 1969 |
|Occupation(s)||Musician and composer|
|Instruments||Upright bass and Guitar Bass|
Per Mathisen (born 7 October 1969 in Sandefjord, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (upright bass and guitar bass) and composer, known from collaborations with great jazz musicians like Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, Bill Bruford, Alex Acuña, Gary Husband, Ralph Peterson, Nguyen Le and Terje Rypdal. He is married to pianist Olga Konkova, and the brother of jazz musicians Hans Mathisen (guitar), Nils Mathisen (keyboards, guitar and violin) and Ole Mathisen (saxophone and clarinet).
He played in various bands in the Oslo region, e.g. "Erlend Gjerde Quintet", "Inge Stangvik Quartet" and "Storeslem", and the records Her point of view (1997), Northern crossings (2000) and Some things from home (2001), as well as Unbound (2002/2006), with Olga Konkova.
In 2001 he toured in Europe with Terri Lyne Carrington, has also played with a number of international names, such as Geri Allen, Gary Thomas, Bill Bruford, Gary Husband, Ralph Peterson, Nguyen Le and Terje Rypdal. From 2003 he was member of the transatlantic jazz collective NYNDK (with a release in 2006), so-called because the musicians come from New York, Norway and Denmark.
Mathisen has otherwise participated on recordings with the band "String Zone" (Mystery bag, 2003), Hans Mathisen (Quiet songs 2002–04), Helge Sunde & Norske Store Orkester (Denada, 2005) and Roy Powell Peak Experience Trio (2006), and has been a regular feature as bassist and leader of "workshops" in Groove Valley (annually held in Beiarn in Nordland) where artistic director is Jan Gunnar Hoff. 2013 Played with Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin and Peter Friestedt All Star Band.
Discography (in selection)
- 2015: Ospitalita Generosa (Alessa Records), trio with Ruggero Robin and Gergo Borlai
- 2016: Sounds Of 3 (Losen Records), with Frode Alnæs and Giraldo Piloto
- 2016: New York City Magic (Alessa Records), with Utsi Zimring and David Kikoski
- With Olga Konkova
- 1997: Her point of view (Candid Records), including with Adam Nussbaum
- 2000: Northern Crossings (Candid Records), with Olga Konkova, Ole Mathisen and Jojo Mayer, recorded in New Jersey
- 2001: Some Things From Home (Candid Records), including with Adam Nussbaum, featuring Jon Christensen
- 2006: Unbound (Alessa Records), duo album
- 2011: My Voice (Losen Records)
- 2015: The Goldilocks Zone (Losen Records), Olga Konkova Trio including with Gary Husband
- Within "String Zone»
- 2003: Mystery Bag (Nagel Heyer Records)
- 2011: Cookin' At Hvaler (Alessa Records)
- With Gerald Preinfalk
- 2003: Tan Go Go (Quinton Records)
- 2006: Giuffre Zone (PAO Records), trio including Christoph Cech
- 2014: Art Of Duo (col legno), with Alegre Corrêa, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Fabian Rucker, Christoph Cech, and Harri Stojka
- With Hans Mathisen
- 2004: Quiet Songs (Curling Legs), including with, Olga Konkova, Johannes Eick, Gary Husband, Ole Mathisen, and Per Oddvar Johansen
- 2011: Timeless Tales (Curling Legs), including with Olga Konkova and Andreas Bye
- 2014: The Island (Curling Legs), with Hans Mathisen, Jason Rebello, Petter Wettre, Eckhard Baur, and Per Oddvar Johansen
- Within NYNDK (New York, Norway, Denmark)
- 2004: NYNDK (Jazzheads), including with Chris Washburn, Ole Mathisen, Sören Möller, and Scott Neumann
- 2005: Nordic Disruption (Jazzheads), including with Chris Washburn, Ole Mathisen, Sören Möller and Scott Neumann
- 2006: The Hunting of the Snark (Jazzheads), within NYNDK, including with Chris Washburn, Ole Mathisen, and Sören Möller, featuring Tony Moreno
- With Alex Acuña
- 2009: Jungle City (Alessa Records), trio including Jan Gunnar Hoff
- 2012: Barxeta (Losen Records), in trio vith Alex Acuña and Jan Gunnar Hoff
- With Haakon Graf Trio, including Erik Smith
- 2010: License to Chill (Nordic Records)
- 2016: Sunrain (Losen Records)
- 2011: Elastics (Losen Records)
- With Frode Alnæs
- 2016: Kanestrøm (Øra Fonogram)
- With other projects
- 1996: Ut På Vegom (Grappa Music), with Huldregåva
- 1996: Pausposten Extra! (Norsk Plateproduksjon), with Ole Paus
- 1998: Damebesøk (Norsk Plateproduksjon), with Jonas Fjeld and Ole Paus
- 1998: X (Nordicae), with Veslemøy Solberg
- 2001: Tidevann (BMG Norway), with Jonas Fjeld
- 2003: Boska (DAT), with Johan Sara Jr. & Group
- 2004: Løvehjerte (Nordicae), with Veslemøy Solberg
- 2004: La Det Sne, La Det Sne, La Det Sne! (Jazzavdelingen), with Nora Brockstedt in duet with Kåre Conradi
- 2005: Denada (ACT Music), with Helge Sunde & Norske Store Orkester, featuring Olga Konkova and Marilyn Mazur
- 2005: Christmas Songs (Jazzavdelingen), with Nora Brockstedt
- 2006: Peak Experience Trio (Totemic Records), with Roy Powell and Ivan Makedonov
- 2008: Edvard Grieg in Jazz Mood (Universal Music), with Kjell Karlsen Big Band
- 2006: Må'Ån Skin (Mud Music Records), with Dagfinn Hansen
- 2006: Peak Experience Trio (Totemic Records), with Roy Powell
- 2006: Denada (ACT Music), with Helge Sunde, Norske Store Orkester featuring Olga Konkova and Marilyn Mazur
- 2007: Both Sides (Lydmuren), with Vigdis Wisur
- 2008: Gullmåne (Nordicae), with Veslemøy Solberg
- 2008: Alene (Mud Music Records), with Dagfinn Hansen
- 2008: Edvard Grieg in Jazz Mood ((Universal Music), with Kjell Karlsen Big Band
- 2010: Jazz From Norway 2010 – JazzCD.no 4th Set (Norsk Jazz Forum), with various artists
- 2012: Mirage (2012), with 'FFEAR'
- 2012: De Beste – 60 År I Livet – 40 År På Veien (Sony BMG Music ), with Jonas Fjeld
- 2013: Windfall – Music by Helge Sunde (Ozella Music), with Ensemble Denada
- 2014: Live In Coimbra (2014), with Zanussi Five
- 2015: Røter (Nordicae), with Veslemøy Solberg and Jon Solberg
- 2015: Ut Av Mitt Hjerte (Grappa Music), with Guri Schanke
- 2002: State (Universal Music), on "Leaving" with the band 'State'
- "Per Mathisen -bass- JazzCamp.no".
- "Per Mathisen Biography – Norsk Jazzarkiv MIC.no".
- Mosnes, Terje (29 June 1999). "Olga Konkova: Her point of view Review". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- Kelman, John (5 December 2009). "Acuna/Hoff/Mathisen: Jungle City (2009)". Musical reviews. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
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- Hammerø, Tor (14 December 2010). "The American Way" (in Norwegian). NordicRecords.no. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
- Per Bass Mathisen Official website
- Per Mathisen – Groove Valley
- ACUNA/HOFF/MATHISEN, "JUNGLE CITY", LIVE FROM ZAGREB, CROATIA 2009. on YouTube
- Dance With a Stranger 2014 Per Mathisen Bass Solo, Frode Alnæs. on YouTube
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