- The Real Thing (band)
The Real Thing is a Norwegian jazz quartet. Due to the sudden death of the band's saxophonist
Sigurd Køhnin December 2004The Real Thing has been hibernating since Køhn's death.
The members of the quartet is
Paul Wagnbergon Hammond organ, Staffan William-Olssonon guitar, Børre Dalhaugon drums and the late Sigurd Køhnon alto saxophone.
The quartet has released eight albums, their debut in 1992 with the album "The Real Thing" and later both live and studio recordings.
The group was started in 1991 with Carl Størmer on drums. Størmer was replaced by
Torstein Ellingsenin 1995. Børre Dalhaug took over for Ellingsen in 1998.
The music of The Real Thing consists of mostly original material. The music combines influences from American Blue Note jazz (represented by people such as Jimmy Smith,
George Bensonand Wes Montgomery) and elements from modern popular music. The result is a mixture of genres including swing, blues, soul, latin, funkand rock.
*The Real Thing (1992)
*...in New York (feat.
Lew Soloff) (1993) produced by Georg "Jojje" Wadenius. Nominated for the Norwegian Grammy-award 1994.
*A Perfect Match (with
Bohuslän Big Band) (1994). Arranged and produced by the Los Angeles based arranger Tom Kubis
*Pleasure is an Attitude (1997)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra) (2000)
*New Wrapping (2003)
*A Real Christmas (with Sigrid Brennhaug on vocal) (2006)
* [http://therealthing.no The Real Thing]
* [http://dalhaug.net Børre Dalhaug]
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