Norwegian jazz collective Jaga Jazzist are putting the final touches to their fifth album One-Armed Bandit, to come out on Ninja Tune licensee Smalltown Supersound (Annie, Lindstrom). The 15-year-old collective first gained recognition when the BBC declared their album, A Livingroom Hush, to be the best jazz album of 2002.
Their last effort came out back in 2005, when the nine-musician group released their highly acclaimed experimental jazz/electronic album What We Must, which included the technically breathtaking “Stardust Hotel”. Jagga Jazzist, which has boasted more than 25 members over the years, is currently led the very talented Mathias Eick.
Download a free radio edit of Jaga Jazzist’s first single “One-Armed Bandit” here.
One-Armed Bandit will be released on January 25, 2010.