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Biography

  • Years Active

    1991 – present (33 years)

  • Founded In

    Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

  • Members

    • Finn Guttormsen (1991 – present)
    • Håvard Lund (1991 – 1995)
    • Jarle Vespestad (1991 – present)
    • Nils‐Olav Johansen (1991 – present)
    • Stian Carstensen (1991 – present)
    • Trifon Trifonov (1995 – present)

The band plays a and fusion of and music with influences by , and music on a very high technical level.

It was formed in Trondheim, Norway in 1991 by four students of the Jazz Department at the Conservatory of Music of Trondheim. Saxophonist Haavard Lund left the band during fall of 1995 and Trifon Trifonov from Bulgaria joined as new saxophonist in December 1995.

Line Up:
Stian Carstensen: accordion, guitar
Nils-Olav Johansen: guitar, vocals
Jarle Vespestad: drums
Haavard Lund: saxophone (until 1995)
Trifon Trifonov: saxophone (since 1995)
Finn Guttormsen: bass, vocals

Discography:
Speed / Balkan / Boogie (Live) - 1995, Kirkelig kulturverksted, Aschehoug (FXCD 148)
Musikk fra Hybridene - 1997, Kirkelig kulturverksted, Aschehoug (FXCD 182)
Farmers Market - 2000, Winter & Winter (W&W 910 056-2)
Surfin' USSR - 2008, Ipecac Records
Slav to the Rhythm - 2012, Division Records

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