Sidsel Endresen (born 19 June 1952) is a Norwegian singer, composer, and actress. She was part of the Jon Eberson group. Since 1987, Endresen has pursued a successful solo career, recording for ECM.
|Born||19 June 1952|
Endresen was one of the most pronounced female jazz musicians in Norway in the beginning of the 21st century. She is a versatile artist, who likes to challenge her voice with new experimental forms and combination of jazz and other artistic expressions. Her work has moved from "fusion" and "chamber jazz" in the 1980s and 1990s, to improvisational "new" musical forms in the mid 1990s until today. She has also moved from larger formats to explore solo, duo and trio formats. The last 15 years have her work mainly been concentrated on the genre of free improvisation music, both as a performer and as composer.
Endresen studied English and Anthropology and stayed in the UK back in 1976, before settling in Oslo, where she started her artistic career.
She worked as a singer, composer and songwriter with soul group «Chipahua» (1979- ), with Jon Eberson Group (1980–87). With Eberson, she made a series of musically strong albums at the interface between jazz and rock that was highly popular and acclaimed by a growing audience. The result of this cooperation was five celebrated CDs, awarded two times the Spellemannprisen.
- 1981: Spellemannprisen in the class Jazz rock, for the album Jive Talking
- 1985: Spellemannprisen in the class Sector award, as composer/lyricist, for the album City Visions
- 1991: Gammleng-prisen Open class, for the album So I Write
- 1993: Radka Toneff Memorial Award
- 1998: Spellemannprisen Open class, together with Bugge Wesseltoft, for the album Duplex Ride
- 1998: Kongsberg Jazz Award
- 2000: Buddyprisen
- 2002: Spellemannprisen Open class, together with Bugge Wesseltoft, for the album Out here in there
- 2012: Spellemannprisen in the class Jazz, together with Stian Westerhus, for the album Didymoi Dreams
- 1990: So I Write (ECM Records), with Nils Petter Molvær, Django Bates & Jon Christensen
- 1994: Exile (ECM Records)
- 2000: Undertow (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2006: One (Sofa Music)
- 2008: Punkt Live Remixes vol. 1: Sidsel Endresen 7 Jon Hassel (Punkt)
- With Bugge Wesseltoft
- 1994: Nightsong (ACT)
- 1998: Duplex Ride (ACT)
- 2002: Out here in there (Jazzland Recordings)
- 2004: Merriwinkle (Jazzland Recordings)
- With Stian Westerhus
- 2012: Didymoi Dreams (Rune Grammofon)
- With Stian Westerhus
- 2014: Bonita (Rune Grammofon)
- Within Jon Eberson Group
- 1981: Jive Talking (CBS Records), awarded Spellemannprisen
- 1982: Polarities (CBS Records)
- 1984: City Visions (CBS Records)
- 1985: Stories (CBS Records), awarded Spellemannprisen
- 1987: Pigs and Poetry (CBS Records)
- With Jon Balke
- With Nils Petter Molvaer
- 2001: Solid Ether (ECM Records)
- 2005: ER (Universal Records)
- 2006: an american compilation (Thirsty Ear)
- With other projects
- 1995: Kullboksrytter (Curling Legs), with «Out To Lunch» & «Norwegian String Quartet»
- 2001: Different Rivers (ECM Records), with Trygve Seim
- 2002: ...The Rest Is Rumours (Curling Legs), with Pål Thowsen, Jon Eberson and Steinar Sønk Nickelsen feat. Endresen
- 2005: Sing Me Something (Fante Records), with «Ensemble du Verre»
- 2007: Crime Scenes (Punkt), at the Punkt Festival
- 2010: And Poppies from Kandahar (Samadhi Sound), with Jan Bang
- 2011: Ha! (Rune Grammofon), with Humcrush
- 2015: Debris in Lower Earth Orbit (Cusp Editions), with Twinkle³
- 2017: Hum (Confront Recordings), with Jan Bang
(See External Links, below, for in-depth discography)
- "Sidsel Endresen Biography". MIC.no.
- Bergh, Johs. "Sidsel Endresen Biography". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
- "Biography - Jazzland Records". Archived from the original on 2007-11-14.
- "Biography - AllAboutJazz.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10.
- "Sidsel Endresen Biography - Kalleklev.no".
- "Sidsel Endresen Biography". Cosmopolite.no.
- Hareuveni, Eyal (2014-05-02). "The Jist: The Jist (2014)". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
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