We are very humble and pleased to have received several very nice reviews on "Avant-Garde Party Music"!
Some highlights:

«Keeping with its title, the music is a celebration, a soirée, and a jamboree!»
Mark Corroto, 4/5 of 5 stars in All About Jazz

"Cortex’ femte album befester kvartettens posisjon som en av norsk jazz’ sterkeste egenstemmer.»
Terje Mosnes,

"Johanssons komposisjoner klarer bare så vidt å holde igjen bandet, som farer av sted som ville hester over alle hauger, det slår virkelig gnister av Ola Høyer på kontrabass og Gard Nilssen på trommer.»
- Audun Vinger, DN

"Don't sleep on this, it's one of the best albums of the year, and this band is unstoppable."
- Tim Niland, Music and More


All About Jazz
Music and More
Tor de Jazz


Happy cats after the last studio session......

Happy cats after the last studio session......

US-Tour dates!!

While we wait for next record to come, we present the dates and place for our upcoming US-Tour in October!

 3. oktober - The Tambourine Lounge, Sturgeon Bay WI

4. oktober - Constellation, Chicago IL

5. oktober - Bop Stop, Cleveland OH

6. oktober - Trinosophes, Detroit MI

8. oktober - The October Revolution Festival, Philadelphia PA

10. oktober - Nu Blu, New York City NY

11. oktober - Neptunes Parlour, Raleigh NC

12. oktober - If Art Gallery, Columbia SC

13. oktober - Petras Bar, Charlotte NC


More updates to come! YEAH!

New pages, and some updates!

New websites, updated with the latest news and tour dates!

We are very happy to announce that our next record "Avant-Garde Party Music" will be out on
Clean Feed Records in august, and we will have the first release concert at Saalfelden International Jazzfestival
on the 26th of August!! We are really looking forward presenting our new record!

Before that, we travelled to Serbia this weekend, and played at Grocka Garden Music Festival, and Jazzibar Festival in Kraljevo.
We had a great time with wonderfull hosts and audience, and we even stayed at a Cowboy Ranch.....!
For these concerts and in Saalfelden, the great Paal Nilssen-Love will be subbing for Gard, as Gard could not go with us this time.
Gard will be back for our concert at Copenhagen Jazzfestival on the 12th of july, and off course in time for our upcoming tour in USA this October!