The Jazz Session #577: Nadje Noordhuis

Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis hails from Australia but makes her home in New York, where she performs both as a bandleader and as an in demand sideman with leaders like Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue and Anat Cohen. A finalist in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, her new genre-bending quintet with Maeve Gilchrist (celtic harp), Jesse Lewis (electric guitar), Ike Sturm (electric bass), and James Shipp (synthesizers, percussion) coolly blends acoustic and electric instruments, seamlessly weaving her melodious compositions with threads of improvisation. Featuring her pure toned trumpet with electronic effects, this group released an album recorded live in Switzerland, as part of a vinyl-only box set on Newvelle Records in 2019. Lucky for us, this album, Gullfoss, was digitally released on Little Mystery Records in September 2021. It is hands-down one of my favourite releases in 2021-love at first listen. I was delighted to hear it, immediately reach out to Nadje, and have her generously agree to be a guest on the podcast.

Show Notes:
– Migration
– Gullfoss
– Seven Miles
– Silverpoint
– Indian Pacific

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Jason Crane