“Fange av mi tid” (“Prisoner of my time”) is the second album of Norwegian jazz bass player, composer and psychologist Jo Skaansar (b. 1984). The album is based on Skaansar’s versatile work as a bassist and composer, and a continuous songwriting-collaboration with the 35 year older author and lyricist Edvard Hoem, amongst others.
Vocalist Ine Hoem, who has recently arisen as one of the top vocalists in Norway, is still an important musical partner of Jo’s. Together with the outstanding Helge Lien (piano) and Håkon Mjåset Johansen (drums), Ine and Jo are creating musical magic from Skaansar’s melodically varied and harmonically sophisticated compositions at the intersection between jazz and folk music.
Jo Skaansar – double bass
Ine Hoem – vocal
Helge Lien – piano
Håkon Mjåset Johansen – drums
Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir – el- and acoustic guitar
Trygve Seim – tenor- and soprano sax
Hayden Powell – trumpet
Morten Michelsen – bass clarinet
Nils Thore Røsth – violin
Marius Røe Nåvik – violin
Bergmund Waal Skaslien – viola
Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen – cello