Feb 022016
 

Looking forward to rehearsals and gigs in the UK next week with Natacha Atlas, we’ll be playing two shows at Ronnie Scott’s in London and one at Cambridge Junction. Hoping to see both new and familiar faces in the audience!  We’ve had some really nice gigs with Natacha’s band lately including one in Montpellier, which gave a welcome break from the freezing temperatures here in Oslo. Also looking forward to the playing at the incredible Trianon in Paris on in February, featuring Ibrahim Maalouf himself. He’s such an incredible player, looking forward to meeting him!

Here are the dates:

February 9th – Ronnie Scott’s, London
February 10th – Ronnie Scott’s, London
February 13th – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
February 25th – Trianon, Paris

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Hayden enjoying the sun in Montpellier

Feb 022016
 

I’m getting ready for a weekend of gigs with back in my home area with nonet lead by drummer Børre Dalhaug – District 9. I’m stepping in for trumpet player Lars Petter Vågnes who couldn’t make it and am looking forward to playing with a bunch of great musicians including saxophonist Peter Wergeni and trombonist Christian Jaksjø (who is also there for the occasion).

If you’re in the area, come and hear us!

February 4th: Dødeladen, Kristiansund
February 5th: Øra Kafé, Sunndalsøra

 

Feb 012016
 

I while back when releasing Roots & Stems, I established a label called Periskop intending to mainly release my own music. Now, I’m getting ready to release someone else’s music than my own for the first time and I couldn’t be happier that it’s an album by guitarist Juhani Silvola. The music is quite different from my own, but the guy not only has a great command  of his instrument but also all other aspects of studio recording and production. This is an album that sounds fantastic!

In connection with this, we’ve launched a new website – periskopmusic.com – that has lots of info on all our albums and what’s going on with the label.

Juhani’s album will be out on February 19th, and if you want to be among the first to hear this great new music (and other news regarding Periskop, don’t forget to sign up for the Periskop newsletter (there’s a button on the front page).

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Dec 292015
 

When Circadian Rhythm & Blues was released earlier this year, we decided to play our release concert in Tøyen Kirke in Oslo. This beautiful church has a great acoustic and a wonderful piano, and was a logical choice as the solo part of the album was recorded there. Now, subscribers to Tidal can see a 35-minute video of the concert, filmed and edited by Sigurd Ytre-Arne from konsertvideo.no. the video includes live versions of tunes from the album, some solo playing by yours truly and a brand new tune written by our bass played Jo Skaansar – suitably entitled “A Fresh Start”.

Available to all subscribers of the streaming service Tidal (also available if you subscribe to Wimp).

tidal.com/video/55162898

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Dec 222015
 

Kristine Tjøgersen is a clarinet player who works with groups such as Ensemble Neon here in Oslo. She also makes great videos. Kristine and I share a practice space and a while ago she showed me a video she’d made for one of her projects, which inspired me to ask her to make one for me. Here’s the result, a video for my song Sleepless from my new album Circadian Rhythm & Blues. The music is maybe more abstract and drony than many of you will be used to hearing from me but I think it suits the winter season well. My producer Øyvind Gundersen had a big part in the making of the song, and is responsible for electronics, recording and mix. Enjoy!

Dec 132015
 

Now and then a new project turns up that is just right in every way – the people, the timing and not least the music. Eyolf’s new octet Wolf Valley is one of these and I’m really happy to be a part of it. This new band includes many of my favourite musicians and Eyolf (who also plays piano in my trio) has produced some of his most impressive writing to date. We had a couple of super-productive days in Athletic Studio this December and can’t wait to release the music. Here’s a short sneak-peek from behind the scenes.

Eyolf Dale – piano
Adrian Waade – violin
André Roligheten – saxes and clarinets
Kristoffer Kompen – trombone
Hayden Powell – trumpet
Rob Waring – vibraphone
Per Zanussi – double bass
Gard Nilssen – drums

 

Oct 302015
 

Hi everyone,

Just a little notice to let you know Circadian Rhythm & Blues will be getting some airplay on Pete Butchers’ radio show Jazz Today, this coming Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in to hear a taste of the album alongside other new releases.

Another radio show that comes highly recommended is Maurice Hogue’s show One Man’s Jazz on Taintradio.org who playlisted four of our songs last week.

Incidentally, there was recently a nice review by Peter Bacon at The Jazz Breakfast – another great place to hear about new music. “…security in the group and the freedom to take chances … a highly creative three-way thing”

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Oct 212015
 

I’m looking forward to a week of nice gigs with Natacha Atlas, please come to hear us if you’re in town!

21/10, Wroclaw, Poland – Stary Klasztor
22/10, Vienna, Austria – Sargfabrik
24/10, Amsterdam, Holland – People’s Place
25/10, Zurich, Switzerland – Moods

We have a day of on Friday (23/10) and guitarist Marzio Scholten has invited me to join him for an ad hoc duo performance in Amsterdam at the venue De Ruimte. We’ll be performing a mixture of my tunes and his, trying out new material for a possible future collaboration!

Oct 142015
 

I’m super-exciting to be joining Natacha Atlas‘s band for a string of gigs around Europe (check the list further down the page to the right). Natacha is an Egyptian/English vocalist who performs a mixture of arabic and western music. Her group is co-led by violinist Sami Bishai and includes musicians Andy Hamill (bass), Alcyona Mick (piano) and drummers Justin Woodward or Asaf Sirkis.

It’s been a lot of fun getting to know these great musicians and we had our first show yesterday in Paris. Learning the music has been a real challenge for me as it includes more than a few arabic ornaments, scales and quarter tones that I’m not used to playing. Natacha’s new album is a collaboration with French/Libanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, who has really mastered these techniques. He’s busy releasing his own album these days, which has created this nice opportunity for me.

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Oct 142015
 

Dagbladet (Fredrik Wandrup)

“Beautiful trio music, colourful and harmonious..”

Nordische Musik (Tim Jonathan Kleinecke, in German)

“the great strength of this trio is listening and responding [one another]”

Jazzinorge.no (Terje Mosnes)

“A trumpeter in full bloom, both solo and in a trio that has deciphered the codes for responsive interaction”.

There was also a very nice interview in Sunnmørsposten yesterday, written by Solfrid Vartdal. The photo is from last year when we played at Sunnmørsposten’s office, a rare instance of Eyolf playing electric piano..!

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Oct 092015
 

Reviewer Svein Magnus Furu in Morgenbladet writes about the duality of the trumpet being both a fiery and and mellow instrument, and my journey as a musician from traditional jazz to more mainstream and experimental music. Very observant and well written – in Norwegian.

An impressive double album

Artistically the first disc seems somewhat reactionary – as if [jazz in] the sixties never happened

Full article at http://morgenbladet.no/kultur/2015/10/trompetens-ansikter

Morgenbladet utdrag

Oct 032015
 

The release concert for Circadian Rhythm & Blues is just round the corner. We had such a great time up in northern Norway last weekend and we just can’t wait to get going again and to play for our home audience.

We’ve got a couple of extras in store: Our favourite folk duo Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola will play some tunes to open for us , and there will also be a screening of Kristine Tjøgersen’s new music video to accompany our song Sleepless. We’ll be playing all the material from the trio part of the album and Hayden will also be playing some of his solo material. See you there!!

Tøyen Kirke
Herslebsgate 43, Oslo
Sunday October 4th @ 1900hrs
Tickets 150kr

 

Sep 282015
 

The first reviews of Circadian Rhythm & Blues are in, here’s one from my local paper in Molde, Romsdal Budstikke. Their reviewer Petter Petterson is very enthusiastic, giving us a 5 out of 6 for the album. I especially like his football metaphor: a trio that interacts so well they could click-clack through any of eliteserien’s defenders [Norway’s Premier League].

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Sep 252015
 

CRB Digitalt cover

iTunes: http://apple.co/1LRgZJA
Tidal: tidal.com/album/50450930
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1FxEJ8I
Wimp: http://wimp.no/album/50450930

To order a physical copy, please send me a message

Hooray! Our new album Circadian Rhythm & Blues is out today. Jo, Eyolf and I are celebrating the release with coffee and birthday cake while waiting for the bus to tonight’s gig in Svolvær in northern Norway.

The double album contains a trio- and a solo part, and is available for download, streaming or on cd (which I recommend for the full experience!) If you’d like a cd, send me a message here or mention it in the comments below and I’ll get in touch!

Making an album is a long and rewarding process, and finally releasing it feels so good. We’d like to say thank you to the many people who have contributed and helped us along the way:

August Wanngren did a brilliant job recording and mixing the trio part at The Village Studios in Copenhagen. Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen did the same work for the solo part, and also had the vital role of producer for this part of the album. He is also the brains behind the remix “Wakeup Call” (track 19). Morgan Nicolaysen at Propeller Mastering tied it all together and did the finishing touches to make the sound just perfect.

Jens Jørgen Krogsveen made us yet another lovely album cover and Anne Valeur took the photos. We also have some videos by Ingo J. Biermann and Kristine Tjøgersen that are waiting to be released, looking forward to that!

Thank you to Musikkoperatørene for distributing the album and being there for so many small labels such as my Periskop.

Last but not least, thank you to everybody else who’s helped and supported us, not the least our families, Kristin and Åse-Lill, all the venues we played at in recent years and not the least the audiences we’ve met on our journeys!

Sep 242015
 

We’ve just arrived in Sortland in northern Norway, where they have a brand new venue waiting for us and some breathtaking scenery. Tonight’s gig is Sortland Jazzfestival, which marks the start of a short tour that will also pass through Svolvær and Hemnesberget. Tomorrow we’ll also be launching our brand new album Circadian Rhythm & Blues so we’re super-excited and looking forward to a great weekend!

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Sep 162015
 

The official release date for Circadian Rhythm & Blues is still a couple of weeks off, but today I’m happy to announce it’s pre-release on Wimp/Tidal. So if you’re lucky enough to have a subscription, head over there right away give it a spin – and let me know what you think!

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Sep 152015
 

Here’s a preview of our upcoming album, put together for us by Ingo J.Biermann. Ingo followed us on our tour of northwestern Norway last year and used some of the scenic clips from there in the video. Enjoy!

 

Aug 252015
 

Hayden Powell Trio will be playing four concerts in September/October to celebrate the release of Circadian Rhythm and Blues. Three of them will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway and Sortland, Svolvær and Hemnesberget. Southeners can catch us at Tøyen Kirke in Oslo on October 4th!

Here’s the list:

24.sep – Sortland Jazzfestival
25.sep – Lofoten Jazzklubb, Svolvær
26.sep – Hemnes Jazzforum

4.oct – Tøyen Kirke, Oslo

Thank you to the Norwegian Arts Council and Nordnorsk Jazzsenter for financial support.

Aug 162015
 

The release concert for Circadian Rhythm and Blues will be held at Tøyen Kirke in Oslo on October 4th. Hayden, Eyolf and Jo will play music from the new album and Hayden will perform some of the solo material. There might be some other surprises, too!

Tøyen Kirke has a great acoustic, and most of the solo tracks on CRB were recorded there. There’s also a really nice grand piano that Eyolf is looking forward to playing.

Tøyen Kirke, Oslo
October 4th @ 19.00
Tickets 150kr / 250kr including cd