Saxophonist, band leader and free spirit Harald Lassen is a child of the highly creative and constantly blooming music scene in Oslo.
His growing acclaim and reputation as a unique creative force within Norwegian jazz is not only justified but plain for all to hear. Harald´s music is jazz, but jazz of a different shape and colour, and a jazz that travels down a multitude of cultural roads. Such music can only come from a clear and free and open mind. The degree to which one can perceive Harald Lassen as a «Jazz musician» or instead as «a musician who happens to make jazz» is difficult to quantify or express.
Together with his Norwegian-Belgian band consisting of pianist Bram De Looze(LABtrio, Joey Baron), drummer Tore Flatjord(The Switch, Moksha) and bass player Stian Andersen(Baker Hansen, Husmo Hav) he released the acclaimed and adventurous album ”Eventyrer” in 2018 followed by the spin of album ”Remix-Eventyr” from 2019.
Autumn 2020 Harald and his ultra-reliable and always impressive band released their new album ”Human Samling” on Jazzland Recordings.
They´ve been booked to perform on leading European festivals and clubs, toured China and represented Norway at JazzAhead in 2018. And this is only the beginning!
In the end of 2020 they released their newest album ‘Human Samling’.
«Such a fascinating and intoxicating brew!»
«A masterpiece! so infinitely fresh, relaxed and cool»
«Remarkably beautiful music»
– Dagens Næringsliv
«Harald Lassen’s ability to create extremely beautiful and catchy music in his own landscape»
«I feel embraced»
Their concerts have been described as “liberating», “unpretentiously» and «pure magic».