Harald Lassen - Rainbow Session
On October 14. 2016 the Norwegian saxophonist Harald Lassen released his album ”Rainbow Session” with Belgian musicians Lander Gyselinck(dr), Anneleen Boehme(bs) and Bram De Looze(pn), also known as LABtrio – currently one of the major talking points in European jazz. ”Rainbow Session” is a very personal album which is not only referering to where the music was recorded – but also Haralds life so far and various events in recent years.
After many years of building up strong band concepts such as the indie jazz outfit Pixel, avant hip hop sextet Mopti & Bendik Baksaas and the innovative duo DUPLEX, Harald Lassen decided to track his jazz roots and write music for a conventional jazz line up: the piano quartet.
In May 2016 the LABtrio joined Lassen for a tour in Norway. The entire album was recorded on the second day on the road, during a five hour session in legendary Rainbow Studios in Oslo.
Just like Lassen’s musical background and career, Rainbow Session is a collection of varied music focusing on strong compositions inspired by impressionistic and classical music, major chords, the 70´s and life so far.