HOME – May 20, 2022 (2L)

Jan Gunnar Hoff

Record Details

Released:
2022
Genre:
Piano

Jan Gunnar Hoff has recorded a new solo piano album in the Storm concert hall (Stormen konserthus), Bodø, August 2021, with Morten Lindberg, 2020- Grammy winner. Hoff´s new album HOME was released May 20, 2022 on Lindbergs label 2L. This album is a collage of cover versions and Hoff´s own compositions. Hoff performs Mike Stern’s ballad What might have been, standards like Summertime and Moon River, classics from Northern Norway, original compositions  and several improvised pieces. Check cover info and liner notes here. 

REVIEWS:

Jazzrytmit, Finland: “Music that varies from beautifully sensual ambiance to raging and delicacies provided by improvisation. Steinway’s clean melodic sound and Hoff’s touches on black and white are straight nanna, Fine classical nuances wrap around the sacred essence of jazz. Music in a pleasant and delicious piano landscape combining several styles…solo piano playing with excellent sense. With emotion and great skill”.

Marc Phillips, Part Time Audiophile: “The big sound of his piano will sweep you away with its beauty and thunder and its intuition, but that’s juxtaposed with Hoff’s stunning and emotional standards such as Moon River and Summertime. That is the magic of Home, of course, that this is music to drift to, music that helps you dislodge the heaviness of the day”.

Nettavisen (Tor Hammerø)

Dag og Tid (Lars Mossefinn)

Salt peanuts (Jan Granlie) 

Audiophile (6/6)

Stereo +, Norway (6/5)

Musikkomtale/Blogspot (6/6)

  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