I’m so happy to announce that “A Day in a Life” is out and available in online stores such as Spotify and iTunes as well as the physical CD which you can purchase by sending me an email. email@example.com.
This album was recorded in April 2017 in Family Day Studios with the producer Bendik Toming http://ink361.com/app/users/ig-241986246/b_toming/photos
I have started to use the band name “Leon Røsten Odyssey”. For this recording I had the pleasure of having Jeremy Paul on Drums and Håvard Tanner on Double Bass whom i both met at London Centre Of Contemporary Music, we’ve played together in various occations and worked collaboratively to create the repertoire for “A Day in a Life”. We have been playing more frequently as a trio the last year, including concerts, recording sessions, rehearsals and playing for Håvard’s final recital for his MA at Guildhall.
This is the third release I do with my own music, yet I think this is the most unplanned, spontaneous and free recording I’ve done so far. Bendik Toming has been great to work with adding samples and working with soundscapes and there is no better place to record than Family Day Recordings, as it simply makes sense to be out in nature on an island in Hvaler when recording this kind of music.
I’m happy to announce that my second album “Mandala” now is available in various online stores. After a hours of composing and rehearsing, a recording session in December and a couple of mixing/mastering sessions it’s finally finished.
Please listen, let me know what you think and share.
We are playing concerts at Westow House in London, Crystal Palace Sunday 5th of March at 14.00 and at Hot Numbers in Cambridge 10th of March 19.30 to celebrate this release.
“Interpretations” was recorded in August 2015 after spending a year writing and rehearsing with my trio whilst finishing my bachelors degree at London Centre of Contemporary music.
This album is a jazz piano trio album filled with compositions created with inspiration from many great jazz piano players as well as the impressionistic era in classical music.
The album was released February 2016, and it received great reviews.
“This enjoyable recording from pianist Røsten reels you in with thoughtful melodies and solos that really take their time to breathe” -Bird is The Worm
“It’s rare that we sit through an entire album on the first listen but when we heard echoes of Debussy and Ravel punctuated by a sensibility for harmony and rhythm that points to Leon’s Norwegian heritage we were absolutely hooked” -The Phaze Theory Collective
You can find this album on Spotify, Soundcloud, iTunes or order it from me personally.
Leon Røsten – Composer/Pianist
Seb Silas – Soprano Saxophone
Andrea Rocha – Viola
Leo Geller – Bass
Ollie Futcher – Drums