Knut Riisnæs –

Knut Riisnæs

Reviews (in Norwegian):
Dagbladet (Terje Mosnes)
Puls (Tor Hammerø)
Dagsavisen (Roald Helgheim)

Knut Riisnæs – Tenor Saxophone
Dag Arnesen – Piano
Terje Gewelt – Bass
Frank Jakobsen – Drums

Knut Riisnæs has held an eminent position among Norwegian musicians for many years and is considered by many to be a «musicians musician». He enjoys great respect which reaches far beyond Norways borders and many international artists have benefited from his musical insight.

Over a long career, Knut Riisnæs has been both a sought after soloist and an influential leader for his own ensemles. It is therefore a great pleasure to present Riisnæs’ new quartet and their new CD, «Touching» (release date September 9th, 2001).

The new quartet consists of Dag Arnesen – piano, Terje Gewelt – bass, Frank Jakobsen – drums and Knut Riisnæs – tenor saxophone. Individually, the members of the quartet have performed with many of the world’s most respected artists and have been among Norways most in demand musicians for many years.

In 2001, the Knut Riisnæs Quartet was featured as Norways contribution to a live NRK radio broadcast for EBU, which was aired in nineteen European countries. We are certain that all who like modern acoustic jazz, with roots in the music of John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, will appreciate this dynamic and exciting jazz quartet.

From September 9th, 2001, the Knut Riisnæs Quartet can be heard on their new CD, «Touching», on Resonant Music.

For booking and information, please contact:
Knut Riisnæs: (Tlf) +47-22 56 11 92/(cell) +47-90 55 30 47
Dag Arnesen: (Tlf) +47-55 32 74 72/(cell) +47-90 11 43 36