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Atomic with new drummer Hans Hulbaekmo on tour in October

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Atomic Hulbaekmo ©Francesco SaggioHans Hulbaekmo was thrown to the lions when playing his second concert with Atomic for a critical audience at the Oslo Jazzfestival, in his hometown. But everybody agreed that he did a great job!
Special attention was directed to the group’s new drummer. (…) Hulbaekmo was totally aware of the music and immersed in the driving flow so characteristic of Atomic. (Salt Peanuts)
You can check Hans out in October, playing in Beirut, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Italy. See under ‘Upcoming events’

Photo by Francesco Saggio 


New drummer Atomic

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After 13 years behind the drums, Paal Nilssen-Love has decided to leave Atomic and focus more on other projects. For Atomic this was sad news, but also an opportunity to get some fresh blood in the unit. The choice fell on the young and talented Hans Hulbaekmo.
Atomic with Hans by Sergio MerinoDespite his young age of 24, Hulbaekmo has made a big impact on the Norwegian jazz scene and shows a musical maturity far beyond his years. He was thrown to the wolves when after only a one-hour soundcheck he played with Atomic for the first time in Narbonne, France, last July 21st.
The result exceeded the expectations of the other band members and they are very happy to welcome Hans Hulbaekmo as the new drummer of Atomic.

The first opportunity to catch the new line-up is at Oslo Jazzfestival, August 12. There is a European tour in October and CD-release tours in the US and Europe in 2015.

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Everything you always wanted to know about Nate Wooley

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Nate Wooley Quintet

photo by Ziga Koritnik

Between December 2012 and May 2014 Cisco Bradley conducted an interview with Nate Wooley, via e-mail, for Jazz Right Now.

The Origins of Nate Wooley

Early years in New York City
The making of the Quintet 

The Thing on tour in February

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The Thing on tour in February

Interview Mats Gustafsson in the WIRE

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Mats Gustafsson interview in the Wire magazine March 2013.Mats Gustafsson in The Wire magazine