Tore Johansen Unity


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Tore Johansen - Trumpet
Jukka Perko - Alto Saxophone
Knut Riisnæs - Tenor Saxophone
Lars Jansson - Piano
Bjørn Kjellemyr - Bass
Roger Johansen - Drums

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, by Peer Espen Ursfjord and Jan Erik Kongshaug, September 2008. Photos by Anders Valde. Design by Rune Mortensen. Produced by Roger and Tore Johansen.

Trumpeter Tore Johansen found himself lifted to higher grounds both as a composer and as a soloist, after the important 2004 phone call he made to Swedish piano great Lars Jansson and the Finnish alto player Jukka Perko, asking them to join his Tore Johansen Unity project in Norway. The first results came on the album Like That (Gemini Records) from 2005 together with Karin Krog. Four years has passed, tenor sax-wizard Knut Riisnæs has taken Krog¹s place in the band, and out on the street¹s now is the result; A highly energetic new album called GIVING. In addition to the abovementioned, rounding up the sextet is also the talents of the bass player Bjørn Kjellemyr and the drumming of Tore´s big brother and co-producer Roger Johansen.

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