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Shaman Elephant: It's jazz rock, Jim, but not as we know it

Time to get to know Norwegian psych-pedallers Shaman Elephant

Settled by Vikings, nestled between mountains and the North Sea, Norway’s second largest city Bergen is home to a thriving music scene where jazz and rock collide, producing a chimera that’s unique to the Scandinavian country. “It’s like jazz rock in Norway has its own meaning as opposed to jazz rock in the States,” says Shaman Elephant bassist Ole-Andreas Jensen. “It’s more rock in Norway than the general jazz rock in the States which is more funk, or fusion, so you get things like Elephant9 and Hedvig Mollestad Trio which are really rock but also have this improvised feel.”


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