KNUT BJØRNAR ASPHOL
Hemingway Café offers you beautiful acoustic melodic jazz from Norway. From the heart of Nordic jazz, this album presents some of Norway’s most noticeable musicians. Live in studio, bringing great compositions alive with a relaxing atmosphere. KNUT has an extensive track record both as a guitarist, composer and producer in the music scene both in Norway and internationally, and his discography also includes ambient jazz solo albums. After seven albums, this is his first complete acoustic album. The true organic sound.
Hemingway Café is an enchanting album unfolding KNUT’s love for melodic compositions. The compositions and the musical expression have never been better. All of the tracks are founded on strong melodies confidently carried by the acoustic nylon guitar. The greatness of this album is manifested in how the acoustic guitar is expressed in context and sound. Each song explores its own universe of new flavours in the arrangement. You will be brought along on a journey from slow waltz in “Waltz for Big D”, via the relaxing feeling of enjoying a coffee at a sidewalk café in “The Streets of Havana”, to reliving the great atmosphere of an old motion picture movie in “The Godfather in Slow Motion”.
The album is recorded live in the studio with renown musicians.
Ellen Andera Wang - bass
Erland Dahlen - drums and percussion
Torbjørn Dyrud - piano
Hemingway Café is the second album in a trilogy where the nylon guitar is wrapped into different expressions and atmospheres. Earlier this year KNUT released the album Breeze, where organic sound meets the electronic flavour. The third and final album in the trilogy will be released early in 2021 and will consist of meditative classical music with a solo nylon guitar.