Living (2L 2013)

Jan Gunnar Hoff

Record Details


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” “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…” In jeder Hinsicht ein Traum von einem Album!

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

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