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Shining Provide Sax Appeal On Their New Album

Shining’s super creative leader Jørgen Munkeby went from being a jazz-studying teen who played metal on his saxophone to a visionary who created a whole new genre of music.

Jørgen Munkeby (right) is a great one for epiphanies. A major one happened in 2010, when Shining – the Norwegian band he’d been leading for over a decade – released an album called Blackjazz. It was a culmination of everything that Munkeby had been working towards since his youth, making successful bedfellows of two unlikely suitors – metal and jazz. So distinctive was it that the term ‘Blackjazz’ even came to signify a peculiar new genre.

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