Release Date: May 14, 2013
Record label: Rune Grammofon
Genre(s): Jazz, Pop/Rock
Review Summary: This guitar goddess treads a fine line between raucous heavy rock and intricate jazz fusion on her ravishing second album.As society advances towards greater equity among the genders, there's still a shortage of female musicians who are able to stand the competition of their male counterparts. Hailing from Norway, jazz-trained guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen made a name for herself performing with many renowned local rock bands. It was not until 2011's debut Shoot! that her career started to solidify, though.
Hedvig Mollestad Trio ALL OF THEM WITCHES Let’s say that you’re within the segment of the population prepared to greet the new Black Sabbath album with an excitement girded by skepticism, and maybe some mortification. What you need is “All of Them Witches” (Rune Grammofon), the new release by the Hedvig Mollestad Trio. Led by the youngish guitar shredder Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, with Ellen Brekken on bass and Ivar Loe Bjornstad on drums, this is a Norwegian band that brings jazz inflection to a heavy-rock syntax, unless it’s the other way around.