Saxophonist and composer Petter Wettre has performed on a wide range of different venues at the Oslo Jazzfestival over the years. From the Norwegian Opera & Ballet and the University aula, to Herr Nilsen and Hvelvet at Sentralen, to name a few. He has performed his own music from his own projects, been a guest saxophonist with other artists, and participated in tributes to legends such as Charles Mingus and Michael Brecker.
When we heard that Wettre was going to release an album entitled The Last Album, which would actually be his last album, it quickly became clear that this was something we wanted in our festival program.
The now Paris-based Petter Wettre recorded his new and final album in France during the lockdown of 2020. For this project he’s teamed up with French pianist Fred Nardin, Swedish bassist Viktor Nyberg and Italian drummer Francesco Ciniglio. The result is a beautiful album and a worthy closure of his career as an album artist.
But fear not. Even though he’s performing The Last Album at Victoria National Jazz Stage during this year's festival, it won’t be the last time we’ll see Petter Wettre on an Oslo jazz stage, or any other stage for that matter. The Last Album is just a new step forward in a remarkable career.