Norway’s top jazz trio swings back to Seoul
The group didn’t have to wait long. In less than two years, Korea’s favorite Norweigan “acid jazz” group is back to do its funky grooves once again this weekend.
Despite the boom in club disco and rave music, the group quickly developed a following among young Koreans, boosted by praise from bloggers and Internet music junkies.
The group obviously appreciates the popularity.
“To all our Korean fans,” a post on the band’s Web site read, “To feel and to see how you reacted to our music when we played, we will never forget!”
The note was signed, “love from” the group’s three members: Simone, Jonny and Kim.
“We forgot all about the long plane ride when we arrived in Seoul. We can’t wait to come back!” the group wrote.
Equipped with a lot more music and new jazzy grooves, the group has come back no doubt expecting a warm-to-sizzling welcome. The concert this time will feature 15 of their biggest hits, including “All I Wanna Do” and “Do I Need a Reason.” Five songs from their as-yet unreleased album will be featured as well.
The title song “My Today” from their fifth and latest album will be released first in Korea, said an official from In The Garden, the organizer of the concert.
Although the group never topped the charts here (nor even appeared on them), their music has been used so often in advertisements and radio shows that most people in Korea have heard a D’Sound song.
The group debuted in 1993 and immediately topped the Norweigan radio chart with their single “Real Name.”
by Lee Min-a
Naru Art Center is located in Gwangjin-gu, eastern Seoul. Tickets are available at 1588-7890 and cost 44,000 won ($42) to 55,000 won.