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In the beginning blues by Carl Petter Opsahl

In the Beginning Blues – International Jazz Day

Here is In the Beginning Blues – in celebration of International Jazz Day April 30: International Jazz Day International Jazz Day is celebrated globally April 30 every year. It was initiated by UNESCO in 2011. And celebrated for the first time 2012. Jazz pianist, composer and educator Herbie Hancock serves as an UNESCO ambassador and fronts the day. The international… Read more →

Writing Music on the Road: Six Meditations for Lent

Writing Music on the Road

I find writing music on the road to be difficult. This time I was lucky to have access to a beautiful chapel. So here is a suite of Six Meditations for Lent: Writing music on the road On the road, I have my mind of a lot of things: preparing for concert, finding out where to go, what, where and… Read more →

meditation for Ash Wednesday by Carl Petter Opsahl (photo

Meditation for Ash Wednesday – New composition!

Meditation for Ash Wednesday is my newest piece for solo bass clarinet. You can listen to it here: Lent Today it is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent. Lent is a period of fasting before the Christian celebration of Easter. For many people, the idea of Lent and to fast is to give up something. “What are you giving… Read more →

album cover, Carl Petter Opsahl Kyrkja

New album out!

Oh yes! I have a new album out. I recently released my sixth solo album, “Kyrkja”. And it has already garned a lot of attention internationally. Europe Jazz Network has just named it as one of the hottest album out right now! And I am in a very good company, together with Xhosa Cole, Bill Frisell, Anders Jormin and Keith… Read more →