Det handler om mangfoldige bevegelser og samarbeid på tvers av forskjellene” - Filip Roshauw


…a sophisticated mastery of song forms which put simple, elegant harmonies over shifting rhythmic patterns...” - Chris Barber

Jazzviews _ England

Ivan Mazuze pushes the boundaries of contemporary jazz to include a variety of influences and sounds beyond its usual borders. Assured and virtuosic playing by Mazuze and his collaborators pull it all together into a kind of global musical language with an accessible and melodic appeal” - Anya Wassenberg

All About Jazz - Canada

The interplay between sax and piano captivates the listener with changing colours and meaningful dialogue...This album has funky grooves, soulful melodies, and, most importantly a distinct and catchy sound. Highly recommended!” - Ivana Popovic

Whole Note - Canada

It is a captivating fusion of tradition and modernity” - Kasia Idzkowska

Jazz Press - Poland

And so this music breathes a great global mood, influences from East and Middle East, from Africa and from jazz. Add to this the special Nordic atmosphere that has already been established in the saxophonist's game” - Wolfgang Giese

Musikansich - Germany

Med et kjerneband bestående av Olga Konkova på tangenter, Per Mathisen på basser og Raciel Torres på trommer, er reisefølget i de aller beste hender - hender som sørger for at musikalske dører med melodiske og rytmiske røtter i ymse verdenshjørner åpner seg” - Tor Hammero - Norway

Det er melodisk, ekstremt heftig rytmisk og omtrent umulig å sitte stille å høre på. Moya kunne og burde vært delt ut på blå resept mot vinterdepresjoner. Det er rett og slett en plate man blir glad av å høre på...” - Stereopluss

Stereopluss magasine - Norway



"MOYA" a word that translates as ‘spirit/soul’. The album is rich with melodic and rhythmic delights that have been lovingly selected and sculpted from African and Indian traditional music, is in an all-embracing way, soul music.

This is truly captivating music. It is a blend of old and new, a merge of east and west, a mix of style and substance. We say ‘asante’ to Ivan Mazuze and his chosen ‘tribe’ for a musical experiment that succeeds in every way. By: David Fischel


Ivan Mazuze – saxophones, flute, hand claps, vocal Hanne Tveter vocal, track 5 Olga Konkova piano,tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10 Bjørn Vidar Solli guitar, tracks 5, 9, 11 Per Mathisen bass, all tracks Raciel Torres drums, all tracks Ibou Cissokho kora, track 7 Sidiki Camara percussion, talking drums, tracks 3, 8, 10 Sanskriti Shretsha tablas, vocals, tracks 1, 2

CD info

Catalogue No: LOS 209-2 EAN: 7090025832093

All music composed and arranged by Ivan Mazuze Except track 5, text by Hanne Tveter The duo tracks 4 – Moya with Olga Konkova and track 7 – Nchisi with Ibou Cissokho are performed spontaneously.

Recorded August 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo, Norway. Additional recording September 2018 by Jock Loveband at Urban Sound Studio, Oslo.

Mixed by Giert Clausen and Ivan Mazuze at Fersk Lyd Studios

Mastered September 2018 by Giert Clausen at Fersk Lyd Studios, Oslo.

Produced by Ivan Mazuze

The recording is partly supported by Norsk Kulturråd. Cover photo by Kjersti Holst.

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    Lunde 5:25
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    Griot 5:14
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