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Nils Petter Molvær

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Also known as  NPM
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Labels  ECM
Name  Nils Molvaer
Origin  Norway
Instruments  Trumpet
Associated acts  Masqualero
Role  Jazz trumpeter
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Born  18 September 1960 (age 55) Langevag, More og Romsdal (1960-09-18)
Genres  Jazz, Nu jazz, Jazz fusion, Electronica
Music groups  Masqualero, 1300 Oslo, Jazzpunkensemblet
Albums  Khmer, NP3, An American Compilation, Re‑Vision, Recoloured: The Remix Album

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Nils Petter Molvær ([ˈmol.væɾ]) also known as NPM (born 18 September 1960) is a Norwegian jazz trumpeter, composer, and record producer. He is considered a pioneer of future jazz, a genre that fuses jazz and electronic music, best showcased on his most commercially successful album, Khmer.


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Molvær was born and raised on the island of Sula, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, and left at age nineteen to study on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1980–82). He joined the bands Jazzpunkensemblet with Jon Eberson and Masqualero, alongside Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen and Tore Brunborg. Masqualero (named after a Wayne Shorter composition originally recorded by Miles Davis) recorded several albums for ECM Records, and Molvær recorded with other ECM artists before his 1997 debut solo album, Khmer. The record was a fusion of jazz, rock, electronic soundscapes, and hip-hop beats – and quite unlike the delicate "chamber jazz" typically associated with ECM. Molvær's muted trumpet sound, sometimes electronically processed, had an obvious debt to Miles Davis's work of the 1970s and 1980s, but without being a slavish copy. For the first time, ECM released singles - "Song of Sand", backed with three remixes, and "Ligotage". In 2000, a second album followed, Solid Ether, after which Molvær left ECM. He has recorded several albums since, and has also produced film and theater music.

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He often works with guitarist Eivind Aarset. He has also played with Tabla Beat Science created by Zakir Hussain and Bill Laswell.


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  • 1996: Kongsberg Jazz Award
  • 1997: Spellemannprisen in the Open class
  • 1998: Gammleng-prisen in the class Jazz
  • 1996: Kongsberg Jazz Award
  • 2000: Spellemannprisen in the Open class
  • 2003: Buddyprisen
  • 2005: Spellemannprisen in the Open class
  • In Masqualero

  • 1983: Masqualero
  • 1985: Bande À Part
  • 1987: Aero
  • 1990: Re-Enter
  • Solo

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  • 1995: Hastening Westward (with Robyn Schulkowsky)
  • 1997: Khmer
  • 1998: Khmer: The Remixes (promo only)
  • 1998: Ligotage (EP)
  • 2000: Solid Ether (with Sidsel Endresen)
  • 2001: Recoloured (remixes)
  • 2002: NP3
  • 2004: Streamer (2002, live)
  • 2005: Er
  • 2005: Edy (soundtrack to the film by Guérin-Tillié)
  • 2005: Remakes (remixes)
  • 2005: An American Compilation (compilation)
  • 2008: Re-Vision (OST outtakes merged into an album)
  • 2009: Hamada
  • 2011: Baboon Moon
  • 2014: Switch
  • 2016: Buoyancy
  • With others

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  • 1990: So I Write, with Sidsel Endresen
  • 1990: Nonsentration, with Jon Balke
  • 1993: Exile, with Sidsel Endresen
  • 1994: Small Labyrinths, with Marilyn Mazur
  • 1998: Électronique Noire, with Jazzland, EmArcy), with Eivind Aarset
  • 2001: Radioaxiom – A Dub Transmission, with Bill Laswell & Jah Wobble
  • 2003: Electra, with Arild Andersen
  • 2004: Seafarer's Song, with Ketil Bjørnstad
  • 2007: A Pure Land, with Sienna
  • 2007: Ataraxis, with Deeyah
  • 2008: Dome, with Johannes Enders
  • 2008: Corps Electriques, with Hector Zazou
  • 2012: Manu Katché, with Manu Katché
  • 2013: 1/1, with Moritz von Oswald
  • 2015: Infolding, in Spin Marvel, Martin France - drums, Tim Harries - bass, Terje Evensen - live electronics, Nils Petter Molvaer - trumpet, Emre Ramazanoglu - production and further drums
  • Also appears on

  • Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (3CD, Nascente 2011)
  • Songs

    Platonic YearsKhmer · 1998
    Song Of Sand1998
    Song of Sand IIKhmer · 1998


    Nils Petter Molvær Wikipedia

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