The second album-collaboration between Norwegian jazz keyboardist Jan Gunnar Hoff and guitar legend Mike Stern. 5 original tunes by Hoff and 3 Stern- classics in a smoking fusion album featuring Audun Kleive on drums and Per Mathisen on electric and acoustic bass.
Downbeat: «Hoffs album, with Stern´s formidable help, organically crosses over eras and transatlantic aesthetics, bridging a division in fusion»
Jazz Station Award: The 40th Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2018. Keyboards: 4. Jan Gunnar Hoff («Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern»- Losen Records)
Jazzviews: «This is a collection of artists that could deserve to be called a supergroup. This set shows us that fusion has developed and what is recorded here is contemporary music of the highest order».
Musikansich, Germany (16/20): “Stern’s clear-sounding guitar sometimes hovers weightlessly above the dense rhythmic mesh and keyboards that create a large-scale soundscape, and Hoff also delivers high-class solos”.
Salt Peanuts: “Hoff has found his electric band.. compositions that fit the line up perfectly”.
Audiophile.no: “A musical revelation”
Dagsavisen, Oslo: “Hoff´s star (stern)- team, fat solos, grooving”.
Adam Baruch: “Overall this is a terrific piece of music, which keeps things simple and straight to the heart, full of great playing and superb melody lines, devoid of unnecessary pose, which sadly rules in music today. Wholeheartedly recommended”.
Avisa Nordland, Bodø: “Perfect match”.
iTromsø: “Explosive fusion”.
Stereo +: “Their 70’s funky jazz-embroidered music grooves infernally”