Gallery 4

"Where will I wander and wonder?". Odd-Arne as a two year old kid in Tromsø, Norway. A watercolour painting by the Chinese artist Zheng Zhi-Xin from Shanghai. This is how she pictures Odd-Arnes mental and musical interior.
Alexei Kuznetzov, one of Russias finest jazzguitarist, playing a duo with Odd-Arne at the GNESIN insitute in Moscow, 1. November, 1988. A 14 year old member of the Tromsø Boys Choir. One night, after a practice, the conductor, Ragnvald Graff, called Odd-Arne over to have a word with him: "I appreciate your musicality, but you should not change part at your own discretion; it confuses the other kids.". Odd-Arne's interest for choir music has led him to several concert halls. Amongst them, this one in Tokyo. The road from choir boy in Tromsø, to guitar artist has been a long one.
Odd-Arne's interest in tradition, combined with alot of creativity, has lead to some interesting experiments, both with guitar and other instruments. Together with the two Swedish jazz legends Arne Domnerus and Rune Gustavsson, Odd-Arne has carried on the tradition of Duke Ellington and G. Gershwin. This photo shows Rune, the Norwegian singer Iselin Alme, Odd-Arne and Arne. A Gang of Four in action: Arne Domnerus on altsax, Rune Gustafsson and Odd-Arne Jacobsen on guitars, and Iselin Alme on vocal/piano.
Odd-Arne playing live at herr Nilsen Jazzklubb in Oslo, as depicted in Johnny Winger's Jazz gallery. A nice photo taken while Odd-Arne was producing Far North, his third album. During the five year period from 1993 to 1998, he played almost solely synth guitar. For a taste of what Odd-Arne made his Roland Gr-1 and Gr-50 sound like, try these two interesting samples.
A guitar connoisseur admiring Robert Normann's guitars at the opening of the Robert Normann museum in Sarpsborg, Norway. Odd-Arne in the middle of his guitar synth period. This photo is taken in 1995 during a concert in Tromsø, Norway.
This picture shows Dorothy and the Scarecrow, starring excellent actors Hanne and Paul. The play was directed by Ronnie Larsen, and the music ensemble was led by Odd-Arne. This band performed music composed by Harold Arlens and lyrics by E.Y.Harburg, in The Wizard of Oz. As you might know, Harold Arlen is also the genious behind Come Rain or Come Shine and Last Night When We Were Young. The play was performed at Holtekilen Collage of Further Education near Oslo, from 20. January to 4. February 2003. Odd-Arne live in Tromseo in 1971 as a guitarist in “Jan Garbarek Quartett”. Other members in the group were Edward Wesala at percussion and Arild Andersen playing bass. Here you can see Odd-Arne along with his Fender Jaguar. Of the musicians in the groups it was Edward Wesala that made the biggest impression on me. He was a great musician with good sense of timing/rhythm which I still hear traces of in my own expression. A lot of people I’ve met on my tours in Japan have asked about Edward Wesala.
OAJ band live in Shanghai Concert Hall, February 1998. In a few years Odd-Arne has renewed his repertory for guitarists that want to try exciting orchestration.
Odd-Arne and the Swedish jazz legend Rune Gustavsson liv in Stockholm September 2000. The concert was dedicated to Robert Normann – the biggest Norwegian jazz legend guitarist. Odd-Arne, the pianist Haruna Miyake and the percussionists Yoshihisa and Yoshiaaki Ochci is thanking the Japanese audience for a warm and intense night.

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