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Ståle Storløkken
Ståle (* 1969 in Dombås) is a jazz keyboardist, organist, pianist, and composer, known for collaborations with artists like Terje Rypdal, BigBang, Supersilent and Motorpsycho. Ståle was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1988-90), and subsequently did his postgraduate there too. During the studies he started the band Veslefrekk together with fellow students Arve Henriksen and Jarle Vespestad (Helge Sten joined the band at a later stage). In 1997 the name of the band changed to Supersilent. They have released six critically acclaimed albums on the label Rune Grammofon. From 1995 he played in the trio BOL along with his wife Tone Åse and Tor Haugerud.
 
Ståle has been active in many contexts, both as a band leader and member, for example The Stoken Experience, and Terje Rypdal's Skywards. Along with Christian Wallumrød, he composed the commissioned work Eight Thirty to Kongsberg Jazz Festival 1994. He has collaborated on a number of albums with the named bands, and otherwise at such musicians as Gunnar Andreas Berg, Eldbjørg Raknes, Audun Kleive and Thomas Strønen.
 
Ståle together with Thomas Strønen has the Humcrush duo, which has released three albums. He also plays in the trio Elephant9, along with Torstein Lofthus and Nikolai Eilertsen. He co-composed Berit Opheim's commissioned work An Angel with for Vossajazz 2007, and in 2010 composed and performed his one commissioned work for Moldejazz with the band Motorpsycho, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Trondheim Soloists.
 
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Discography
Walk The Nile
Rune Grammofon RCD 2095
recorded live May 2009 in Oslo/Norway
Ståle Storløkken, keyboards, Hammond organ
Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen, bass
Torstein Lofthus, drums
Ritual Dances
Sunnyside Records 4118

Stefan Pasborg, drums
Anders Banke, tenor sax, clarinet
Jussi Kannaste, tenor sax
Fredrik Lundin, tenor sax
Goran Kajfes, trumpet
Jeppe Kjellberg, guitar
Jeppe Tuxen, Hammond B-3 organ
Ståle Storløkken, Hammond B-3 organ
Anders Filipsen, keyboards
Seppo Kantonen, keyboards
Mikael Myrskog, Moog bass
Rune Harder Olesen, percussion
UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra c/ by Ville Vannemaa
Blood Sweat Drum+Bass c/ by Jens Christian

 
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