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Large Unit - Erta Ale Album

Large Unit - Erta Ale Album

  • Performer: Large Unit
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Title: Erta Ale
  • Released: Nov 2014
  • Style: Free Jazz, Big Band
  • Label: PNL
  • Catalog: PNL025LP
  • Country: Norway
  • MP3 version size: 1099 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2061 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
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Featuring – Mats Äleklint
Featuring – Andreas Wildhagen
Featuring – Klaus Ellerhusen Holm
4Austin Birds13:13
7Round About Nothing IV11:25
8Fortar Hardar II15:51
9Round About Nothing III11:45
10Fortar Hardar13:43
11Slow Love
Featuring – Lasse Marhaug
13 Flexi Disc
14 Live At Moers Festival, June 7th 2014
15 Large Unit ‎– Erta Ale
16Erta Ale13:00
18Slow Love
Featuring – Christian Meaas Svendsen
19Austin Birds13:33
20Round About Nothing I9:27
21Round About Nothing II13:56


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
PNL025, PNL025CDLarge Unit Erta Ale ‎(3xCD, Album + Box)PNL, PNLPNL025, PNL025CDNorway2014
PNL 025Large Unit Erta Ale ‎(2xCass, Album + Cass + Box, Ltd)PNLPNL 025Norway2015


  • Alto Saxophone, Baritone SaxophoneKlaus Ellerhusen Holm
  • Artwork [Cover Art]Terry Nilssen-Love
  • Cornet, FlugelhornThomas Johansson
  • DesignLasse Marhaug
  • Double Bass, Electric BassChristian Meaas Svendsen, Jon Rune Strøm
  • Drums, PercussionAndreas Wildhagen, Paal Nilssen-Love
  • Electric GuitarKetil Gutvik
  • Liner NotesAudun Vinger
  • Mastered By, Lacquer Cut ByBob Weston (tracks: A to H)
  • Music ByPaal Nilssen-Love
  • Photography By [Band Photo]Kim Hiorthøy
  • Photography By [Cover Art]Emile Maximilian Ashley
  • ProducerPaal Nilssen-Love
  • Recorded ByMichael Hohnstock (tracks: 1 to 4), Simeon Klein (tracks: 1 to 4)
  • Soprano Saxophone, Alto SaxophoneKasper Værnes
  • Technician [Live Sound], Recorded By, Mixed ByChristian Obermayer (tracks: A to H)
  • TromboneMats Äleklint
  • TubaBørre Mølstad
  • Turntables, ElectronicsLasse Marhaug


All music by Paal Nilssen-Love (TONO)

Recorded live in concert at Victoria, Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo; Verftet, Bergen Jazzforum; Dokkhuset, Trondheim and studio on location at Dokkhuset, Trondheim during a tour of Norway between the 30th of January and 4th of February 2014.
Nasjonal Jazzscene: Birdbox (feat. Mats Äleklint), Fendika, Erta Ale, Fendika
Bergen Jazzforum: Birdbox (feat. Klaus Ellerhusen Holm)
Dokkhuset, live: Austin Birds, Slow Love (feat. Lasse Marhaug), Culius
Dokkhuset, studio: Round About Nothing I, II and III, Fortar Hardar, Birdbox (feat. Andreas Wildhagen), Slow Love (feat. Christian Meaas Svendsen)

Cover art:
LP 1: “Homage to J.H.”, 2012/160x150cm
LP 2: “Out of Nowhere”, 2013/115x100cm
LP 3: “Miyajima II”, 2013/115x100cm/private owned
LP 4: “Function at the Junction”, 2012/160x150cm/private owned

This recording was supported by Fund for Performing Artists: FFUK and Fond for Lyd og Bilde: Arts Council Norway. Impossible without.

Thanks to Norsk Jazzforum, Arts Council Norway, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fund For Performing Artists, Molde Jazzfestival, Eldbjørg at Sjøbygda Kulturhus, Thorbjørn Ottersen at Union Scene, Jan Ole Otnæs at Nasjonal Jazzscene, Signe Irene Time at Stajazz, Katrine Lilleland at Tou Scene, Tom Svendsgård at Bergen Jazzforum, Arild Schei, Tor “Torsken” Breivik and Andreas Hårklau at Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway; Reiner Michalke at Moers Festival.

Personal thanks also to Helge Jan Ingebrigtsen, Didrik Ingvaldsen, Frode Gjerstad, Gisle Røen Johansen Wincentz, Håvard Wiik, Sten Sandell, Fredrik Ljungkvist, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Terrie Ex, Melaku Belay, Bernardo Oliveira and of course Lisbeth, Terry and Carl Nilssen-Love.

© PNL Records 2014

Box set with 4 12" vinyls in full-color gloss sleeves, a bonus CD in a chipboard sleeve, a flexi 7" in a clear protective sleeve, plus a 4-page insert with liner notes, a picture of the band, credits and recording data.

Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.


  • Barcode: 7 090030 361250
  • Rights Society: TONO


  • Copyright (c) – PNL
  • Recorded At – Moers Festival
  • Mixed At – Strype Audio
  • Mastered At – Chicago Mastering Service
  • Published By – Cien Fuegos Publishing