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Audun Kleive

Audun Kleive (born 20 October 1961) is a Norwegian jazz drummer. He was raised in Skien and is the son of organist Kristoffer Kleive and brother of organist Iver Kleive.
Kleive began to play drums in a rock and dance band, and then went to Oslo, where he studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He joined the jazz-rock groups Lotus (1981–83) and Oslo 13 (1981–84), and made his recording debut with the album Anti-therapy in 1983. Described as one of the “leading lights in the Oslo Nu-jazz scene”,[3] he made his distinctive contribution to groups like Terje Rypdal’s Chasers,[4] Per Jørgensen’s JøKleBa and Jon Balke’s Magnetic North Orchestra as well as Marilyn Mazur & Future Song.
Kleive has released the albums, Bitt (1996–97), Generator X (2000) and Ohmagoddabl (2004) on Bugge Wesseltoft’s label, Jazzland. In 2010 he gave a concert as a duet with the jazz tenorist Petter Wettre. The concert was recorded and released on the album The Only Way to Travel 2 (2011), as a follow up of the 2000 volume 1 album. In 2013 he was engaged for a set on the Music Festival ‘Punktfestivalen’ in Kristiansand, where he also collaborated on recordings for the album Crime scenes (2006) with Jan Bang and Erik Honoré among others.

Jacob Young Trio | Eventually (2023)

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Jacob Young’s fourth leader-recording for ECM not only presents the guitarist’s first pass at the guitar trio format, but moreover offers a broader view of his compositional pallet, as he, bassist Mats Eilertsen and drummer Audun Kleive explore a wide variety of pulsations, temperaments and styles, all tied together by Jacob’s always melodic embrace. On his last effort, 2015’s Forever Young, the guitarist was joined by Trygve Seim and the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, performing what The Guardian called, “a set full of undemonstrative surprises and contrasts”, where “the quality of the composing matches the formidable powers of the band.” Eventually continues that record’s gentle lyricism, while Audun Kleive’s percussive injections add counterpoint to Jacob’s in turns balladic and more rhythmically overt elaborations, lending this set its sharp edge. ECM Records

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