Reviews that mention Sigbjørn Apeland

February 17, 2013

1982+ BJ Cole

1982+ BJ Cole
Hubro CD 2522

Effective and affecting avant-folk improv – if such a category exists or in actual fact those adjectives should be in proximity – this eponymously titled CD adds British steel guitar player BJ Cole to the Norwegian 1982 trio.

Recorded in a single day’s session, the resulting eight improvisations are Free Music with absolutely no relationship to Jazz. Of course that indescribability fits in with Cole’s long-time crusade to apply steel-guitar textures to other than Country Music situations. Best known as a pop and session musician, he’s probably the only person to have played with Sting, Elton John, Brian Eno, harpist Rhodri Davies and also be a member of the London Improvisers Orchestra. MORE