KROKOFANT

Eclectic Fusion • Norway
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Krokofant is a progressive free jazz-rock instrumental trio from Kongsberg, Bukserud, Norway, comprised of guitarist Tom Hasslan, saxophonist Jørgen Mathisen, and drummer Axel Skalstad. They take their name from a mythical creature out of a popular Norwegian children's song, described as "a lumbering trumpeting beast with a fearsome array of teeth in its snapping jaws...," a dead cross between an elephant and a crocodile. It describes their sound perfectly. The group was formed in 2011 as a guitar-and-drum duo when Hasslan met Skalstad in a guitar shop and began playing together, working out an explosive prog rock meets free jazz sound. The trio was completed in 2012 when they encountered Mathisen, already a seasoned veteran, having played in Norwegian groups Shagma, the Core, and Zanussi Five. The band's sound weds progressive rock influenced by King Crimson and Henry Cow to the improvisational power of electric jazz ensembles such as Terje read more...
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KROKOFANT Krokofant album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Krokofant
Eclectic Fusion 2014
KROKOFANT Krokofant II album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
Krokofant II
Eclectic Fusion 2015
KROKOFANT Krokofant III album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Krokofant III
Eclectic Fusion 2017
KROKOFANT Krokofant with Ståle Storløkken and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten : Q album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Krokofant with Ståle Storløkken and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten : Q
Eclectic Fusion 2019

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