Atle Hammer

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Hammer in the 1980s

Atle Jonas Hammer (11 March 1932 – 22 October 2017) was a Norwegian engineer and jazz musician (trumpet, Flugelhorn), central on the jazz scene in Oslo. He was born in Oslo. He was known from several international cooperation.[1][2][3][4]

From 1980 to 1985, he led his own quintet with among others Terje Venaas (bass), Eivin Sannes (piano) and Tom Olstad (drumes), and this was followed by a quintet with Harald Bergersen (saxophone), Erling Aksdal (piano, 1985–89).

During the 1980s and 1990s he played in bands with Thorgeir Stubø, Per Husby Quintet, Magni Wentzel Quintet, and in Big Bands like the one led by Harald Gundhus/Ole Jacob Hansen and Erling Wicklund's «Storeslem».[4]

Hammer died in Oslo on 22 October 2017 at the age of 85.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Atle Hammer Discography". JDisc.Columbia.edu. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Death date is as per Jan Granlie, Atle Hammer er død (in Norwegian), from salt-peanuts.eu, October 22, 2017.
  3. Bergh, Johs (2009-02-14). Atle Hammer - Biography. Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2015-01-05.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Hammer, Atle - Biography". MIC.no. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2015-01-05.