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Odd Riisnæs

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Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Genres  Jazz
Music group  1300 Oslo
Instruments  Saxophone
Name  Odd Riisnaes
Record label  Curling Legs
Born  12 May 1953 (age 62) Oslo, Norway (1953-05-12)
Labels  Curling Legs Odin Records Ponca Jazz Records
Role  Musician ·
Albums  Nonsentration, Another Road
Similar People  Morten Halle, Audun Kleive, Tore Brunborg, Jon Balke, Jon Christensen

Odd riisnaes the same road but different

Odd Riisnæs (born 12 May 1953 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (saxophone) and composer, son of pianist Eline Nygaard Riisnæs and the younger brother of jazz saxophonist Knut Riisnæs. He is known from a series of releases and cooperations with the like of Dag Arnesen, Arve Henriksen, Kjell Karlsen, Geir Lysne, Iver Kleive, Nils Petter Molvær, Jon Eberson, Terje Gewelt, Jon Balke, Audun Kleive and Oslo 13



Riisnæs was in different orchestras led by Terje Lie, Paul Weeden, Ditlef Eckhoff, Richard Badendyck, Per Husby, Ole Jacob Hansen/Harald Gundhus, Dag Arnesen, Jens Wendelboe, Kjell Karlsen and Jan Harrington. In the 1980s he played with the bands "Kråbøl", Oslo 13, "Radiostorbandet", "Lille Frøen Saksofonkvartett" and Dag Arnesen quintet.

Riisnes released two albums as a leader of Odd Riisnæs Quartett, with Dag Arnesen (piano), Tom Olstad (drums) and Kåre Garnes (bass). Even more releases came with Odd Riisnæs Project and the musicians Pål Thowsen (drums), Bjørn Kjellemyr (bass) and Steinar Larsen (guitar). Riisnæs has also been associated with Norges Musikkhøgskole as a lecturer in aural training.

Solo albums

As Odd Riisnæs Quartet with Dag Arnesen
  • 1987: Speak low (Taurus Records)
  • 1990: Thoughts (Taurus Records)
  • As Odd Riisnæs Project
  • 1993: Another version (Taurus Records), with Iver Kleive (keyboards), Steinar Larsen (guitar), Terje Gewelt (Taurus Records) and Tom Olstad
  • 1996: Your ship (1996)
  • 2003: Another breeze (Hot Club Records, 2003), with guest artists like Sigmund Thorp and Jorunn Lovise Husan
  • 2008: Another road (Ponca Jazz Records)
  • As sidemann

    With Per Eriksen
  • 2000: Beat Crazy (Curling Legs)
  • 2007: Beat Repeat (Curling Legs)
  • With others
  • 1983: Anti-Therapy (Odin Records), with Oslo 13
  • 2004: That's All (Jazzavdelingen), with Richard Badendyck
  • Songs

    SkytrainAnother Road · 2008
    Pantry PeopleAnother Road · 2008
    RivertalkAnother Road · 2008


    Odd Riisnæs Wikipedia

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