Ahmad Mansour –
Ahmad Manour – Guitars
Roy Powell – Electric and Acoustic piano
Terje Gewelt – Electric and Acoustic bass
Erik Smith – Drums
On his eighth CD release, entitled NIGHTLIGHT (the follow-up to «Apples and Oranges» on Resonant Music), Ahmad Mansour further explores the possibilities of contemporary electric Jazz, resulting in harmonically innovative and rhythmically propulsive music.
Taking a different tack from current trends, the music avoids the use of loops, effects, empty techno or so-called world beat grooves, instead focusing on exciting group interaction, seasoned playing, intricate yet accessible compositions and the use of vintage sound.From Jazz to Funk, Grunge to ethereal, Acid Jazz to blistering and twangy Country lines, Rock and Blues, all organically integrated as a whole, furthur contributing to an individual sound and approach.
As a member 0f the Boston and New York City music scene for over f ifteen years, the choice to record in Oslo was an obvious one, it being one of the foremost capitals of Jazz in Europe.