Bugge Wesseltoft. New Conception Of Jazz: Moving. Norway. 2001
Sound, space, time, energy are the essentials in a concert and will always work together. The strategy is to try to connect to “what’s going on” in that moment. First, connect with yourself, then to your fellow musicians and last but very importantly, connect with the the listener. Together, you will be able to create unique and strong musical energy. Bugge Wesseltoft. Interview. Fifteen Question. June 2016.
Bugge Wesseltoft (by the way, his first name is pronounced “boogie” not “bug” or “bugger”) has a respectable jazz history, having recorded in the 90s with fellow Norvegians Eivind Aarset, Arild Andersen, Sidsel Endresen, Jan Garbarek and Jens Wendleboe as well as visitors like Billy Cobham and Dennis Gonzalez. Via his Jazzland label and sponsorship of new talent such as Beady Belle, he is now one of the driving forces of a vital Norwegian scene…
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