POLARITY April 2018

HOFF ENSEMBLE

Record Details

Released:
2018
Genre:
Jazz

Jan Gunnar Hoff, Audun Kleive & Anders Jormin

Polarity is a sequel to the highly successful album Quiet winter night (2012), nominated for US Grammy Awards (best surround sound). Polarity is recorded by Morten Lindberg in Sofienberg church and should ideally be experienced in a sound system that supports high res formats. Dolby Atmos and the Auro-3D on the Pure Audio Blu-ray Polarity delivers a new standard in immersion, fully enveloping the audience in a cocoon of life-like audio. Recorded in discrete 7.1.4 at DXD resolution. Link to album details and all formats (2L)

Hammerö blog, Oslo: “Hoffs masterpiece”

Stereo +, Norway: “Pure magic”

Magazine Audio (France): “An exceptional jazz album, both at the artistic and technical level”

Ear.net: “This is modern jazz as I really like it – melodic, lyrical, surprising and emotionally compelling. Thoroughly recommended, for the brilliant music and the excellent recording quality”

Avisa Nordland (Bodø, Norway): “Exquisite playing and excellent songwriting”

Highresmac.de (Germany): “A very successful album”

Audiophile Audition: “In all, this is a breathtaking development in audiophile sound and recording. The Hoff Ensemble can stand on equal terms with the fine working trios on the European scene today, even on this first collaborative effort”

The Vinyl Anachronist: “Of course he succeeds..moves stealthily between genres, always focusing on how gorgeous it all sounds”

Audiophile Recording, Italy: “One of the most correct, natural and engaging recordings of my discography”

Review Dagsavisen, Geir Rakvaag

 

 

 

 

  1. FLY NORTH Hoff - Jormin - Mazur - Henriksen
  2. LIFE Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 8:16
  3. Figment I Jan Gunnar Hoff solo (Stories 2016) 2:49