Tellef Øgrim

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Tellef Øgrim
Born (1958-01-27) 27 January 1958 (age 59)
Oslo, Norway
Origin Ullern, Norway
Genres
  • Jazz
  • rock
  • free jazz
  • contemporary art music
Years active 1981 - present
Associated acts
  • Ung Pike Forsvunnet
  • Berg / Øgrim Duo
  • Musiconspiracy
  • Wagon 8
Website www.tellefogrim.no

Tellef Øgrim (born January 27. 1958 in Oslo) is a Norwegian fretless guitarist, composer and journalist.

He played in oboist Jan Wiese's band Bitihorn from 1976[1] and joined Ole Hedemann's Ung Pike Forsunnet (UPF) in 1981.[2] UPF released two albums. In 1985 Øgrim and vocalist Anne Danielsen (later his wife) formed the soul-rock band Duck Spin,[3] releasing the group's only album Wake me when the Moon gets up the year after.[4] In 1987 Øgrim released the jazz-rock album Libido (Hot Club Records) with Henrik Hellstenius (keyb), Tore Eide (bs/cl) and Inge Norum (dr/prc).[5]

During the same period of time he wrote music for two theater plays staged by Piotr Cholodzinski.[6]

In 2004 Øgrim released a CD containing improvisations for fretless electric guitar under the title Some Dodos Never Die and in 2007 the CD Wagon 8[7]|[8] was released on Curling Legs Records[9] with Polish drummer Jacek Kochan, trombonist Dag Einar Eilertsen, Henrik Hellstenius (laptop) (one track) and singer Anne Danielsen (one track).

In 2008 Øgrim played on the free jazz CD Do I the In? (Not Two Records)[10] where he played with Joe Fonda (bs), Jacek Kochan (dr) and Franz Hautzinger (trp). In 2010 he formed the music-live-video project Mugetuft[11] with Peter Knudsen and Henrik Hellstenius and an improvisational trio with cello player Clementine Gasser and Jacek Kochan. This trio's first album was released by Not Two Records.[12]

Since 2014 Øgrim has cooperated with Swedish bassist Anders Berg on several duo albums.[13][14] Berg and Øgrim have gone on to create the record label Simlas[15] that also has released Øgrim’s latest solo album called Fat Fit - Solos for Guitars.[16] In January 2017 Øgrim went on to form a free jazz trio with Peeter Uuskyla and Anders Berg by releasing the album Ullr.[17]

Øgrim has been a journalist since the late 1980s writing for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), Dagens Naeringsliv,[18] Ballade[19] and Oslo Business Memo,[20] and Oslo Innovation Magazine[21][22] and Blue Frontier Magazine. He also is a speaker on topics relating to art and technology.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Wiese's band: Bitihorn". urijazz.no. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ung Pike Forsvunnet « Norsk pop- og rockleksikon (2013) « Rockipedia". rockheim.no. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Duck Spin". groove.no. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Rockipedia". rockipedia.no. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ no:Hot Club Records
  6. ^ "Tindberg i polsk Beckett". Aftenposten 29. mars 1990. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Some dodos never die - Tellef Øgrim- Spotify". Spotify. 
  8. ^ John Kelman. "Review from AllAboutJazz". All About Jazz. 
  9. ^ "Curling Legs Records". curlinglegs.no. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  10. ^ All About Jazz. "Trumpet tripleplay: Symphony for Old and New Dimensions; Live aux Instants Chavires, 2009; and Do I The In?". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  11. ^ Youtube. "Video from Mugetuft duo installation". Retrieved Jan 9, 2011. 
  12. ^ Tellef Øgrim. "What's Wrong With Now?". 
  13. ^ "Tellef Øgrim & Anders Berg – November (Simlas, 2014) **** / December (Simlas, 2014) ***½". February 16, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "AMN Reviews: Anders Berg & Tellef Øgrim – Kölen [Simlas]; Circadia – Advances and Delays [SOFA 551]". August 9, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Simla Bandcamp site". 
  16. ^ "AMN Reviews: Tellef Øgrim – Solos for Guitars [Simlas]; Ernesto Diaz-Infante – My Benign Swords [Eh?92]". October 31, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Ullr album on Simlas". 
  18. ^ "Dumpet DN - valgte WAP - Digi.no". digi.no. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Øgrim ny redaktør i Ballade - Farojournalen". Archived from the original on 2009-01-29. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Oslo business memo nr 3 juni årg 4 2013 by Oslo Business Memo AS - issuu". issuu.com. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Oslo Innovation Magazine: Issue 2013". 
  22. ^ "Oslo Innovation Magazine 2013 by Oslo Business Memo AS - issuu". issuu.com. Retrieved Jul 21, 2016. 
  23. ^ http://akershus.fylkesbibliotek.no/Kurs%20og%20moeter/Kursprogram_2011/Musikkgilde%202011.pdf

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