POLARITY (2L 2018)


Record Details


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)

“My main goal is to create a specific identity for each album I make. This time I chose to involve Anders Jormin and Audun Kleive, two of Scandinavia’s finest jazz artists. The result is Polarity, an album based on both new and older compositions of mine, recorded in a unique acoustic setting” — Jan Gunnar Hoff 2018

Europe Jazz Media Chart: If you want to feel the culture, tradition and attitude of the North of Norway in a music of sophistication, Jan Gunnar Hoff will be your quintessential host. His romanticism and well hidden swing melt into the melodies inspired by his Arctic surroundings and lifestyle. Hoff likes happy endings in his music and Polarity is the beginning of all the ends that justify the means…

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. City Z (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 4:23
  2. Some Day (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 6:33
  3. Common Ground (2018) Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern 7:39
  4. Living (Losen records 2014) Hoff, Mazur, Henriksen, Jormin 6:54
  5. FLY NORTH (Losen 2013) Hoff - Jormin - Mazur - Henriksen
  6. Beginning Hoff Ensemble: Jan Gunnar Hoff, Audun Kleive & Anders Jormin 3:14