The alternative future of jazz can be traced back to the 90’s when jazz musicians began spontaneously to get together after their concerts in jam sessions with local DJs in the clubs they had played in. The exchange was mutual: the DJ contributed to the traditional sound of jazz and jazz musicians brought their sound to a different and wider public.
Bugge Wesseltoft, a pianist bought up in Skien ( 100 km approximately from Oslo) began to work within this frame, fusing elements of jazz, house, techno, ambient, noise and free improvisation. Besides the grand piano and the Fender Rhodes, Bugge uses different keyboards, percussion instruments, samples, vocal effects, programming machines, when performing live and when recording in a studio, bringing new Norwegian jazz talents to add to his “New Conception of Jazz”, recorded in 1994. Two years later he started his own label ‘Jazzlands’ consolidating his commitment to ‘Future Jazz’ and continuing to bring new settings for European jazz with the production of new albums, his solo performances and through the collaborations with Sidsel Endresen and Laurent Garnier.
Bugge Wesseltoft is not particulary interested in football and therefore has no certain memories related to that.