Living

Jan Gunnar Hoff

Record Details

Released:
2013
Genre:
Jazz

Hoff´s first solo piano album on 2L (2013)

AUDIO (Germany): ” The Norwegian jazzpianist succeds with Living in making a gentle, almost seductive debut. Varied melodics and magical depths, soundwise this is an absolute reference production”

The Vinyl Anachronist: “Listening to the lush, flowing, impassioned performances on Living, it’s easy to imagine that they are emanating deep from within his soul”

Blu-raydefinition.com: “This is a lovely disc filled with music with will soothe every listener’s soul. There is a continuing sense of improvisation, and yet, there is never a moment where you are not aware of an overarching structure to each piece”

Audiophile Audition: “In general I liked the tracks by Hoff…more variety and a stronger rhythmic pulse”

Mono and Stereo, Slovenia: “For me Jan Gunnar Hoff creates a certain emotional bond between a listener and performer, transcends the labelling of pop, jazz, classical and simply work on evoking of feelings while cutting straight through any perceptions…”

Hifitest.de: In jeder Hinsicht ein Traum von einem Album!

Dagsavisen, Oslo: “A great album, an excellent solo debut”

Jazznytt, Oslo: “Highly recommended, a superb album”

Smaalenene.no: “Living oser av malerisk skjønnhet, vill natur og meditativ inderlighet” (5 of 6 stars)

Nordlys, Tromsø: “Hoff articulates himself with an impressive clearness in his performing and with a unique control of the instrument”

Dagbladet, Oslo: “Hoff merges classical elements with jazz aesthetics.. the music is able to fold out in the listeners mind” (5/6)

Avisa Nordland, Bodø: “First class piano music. You don´t have to be a jazz nerd to enjoy this album” (5/6)

Link to album info and documentation       Creds from Discogs

  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