Per Mathisen

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Per Mathisen
Per Mathisen på Vossajazz 2014.JPG
Mathisen with Side Brok
at Vossajazz 11 April 2014.
(Photo by Knut Andersen)
Background information
Born (1969-10-07) 7 October 1969 (age 46)
Sandefjord, Vestfold
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician and composer
Instruments Upright bass and Guitar Bass
Website Per Mathisen on Myspace

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.[1][2] 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).

Career[edit]

Mathisen was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim musikkonservatorium 1991–93, followed by a period at the Berklee School of Music in US, and returned to Norway in 1994.

Per Mathisen live at "Herr Nilsen" (2007), accompanied by Roger Johansen central and Hans Mathisen to the right.

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.[2]

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.[2] 2013 Played with Joseph Williams, Bill Champlin and Peter Friestedt All Star Band.

Discography (in selection)[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

With Olga Konkova
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
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[4]
  • 2012: Barxeta (Losen Records), in trio vith Alex Acuña and Jan Gunnar Hoff[5]
With Haakon Graf Trio, including Erik Smith
  • 2010: License to Chill (Nordic Records)
  • 2016: Sunrain (Losen Records)
With Ole Mathisen and Paolo Vinaccia
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[6]
  • 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[7]
  • 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
Appearances
  • 2002: State (Universal Music), on "Leaving" with the band 'State'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Per Mathisen -bass- JazzCamp.no". 
  2. ^ a b c "Per Mathisen Biography – Norsk Jazzarkiv MIC.no". 
  3. ^ Mosnes, Terje (29 June 1999). "Olga Konkova: Her point of view Review". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  4. ^ Kelman, John (5 December 2009). "Acuna/Hoff/Mathisen: Jungle City (2009)". Musical reviews. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  5. ^ Kelman, John (4 March 2013). "Acuna – Hoff – Mathisen: Barxeta (2013)". Musical reviews. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  6. ^ "Olga Konkova Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  7. ^ Hammerø, Tor (14 December 2010). "The American Way" (in Norwegian). NordicRecords.no. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 

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