Concerts with atmospheric and meditative music. Influence by jazz, flamenco, latin and classical music.
KNUT has an extensive track record both as a guitarist, composer and producer in the music scene both in Norway and internationally including ambient jazz solo albums.
Knut Bjørnar Asphol is a sommelier with a goal to combine music and wine. As a uniqe position with his two passions, he gives people magic moments where he tells stories, educate, taste and play music. Some of the music is composed for the occation and the stories.
After 6 albums in the ambient jazz genre, he released the albums Breeze and Hemingway Café in 2020. Great acoustic and melodic jazz. He has recently released singles with meditative classical music for solo guitar. This music has reached million of streams and up to 100.000 listeners on different streaming services. In 2023 he is working on a new jazz album. He is a musican with 30 years experience from the music business, produced hundereds of abums and have written over thousend songs. He is writing wine reviews and wins articles in the norwegian newpaper Romerikes Blad.
Hemingway Café offers you beautiful acoustic melodic jazz from Norway. From the heart of Nordic jazz, this album presents some of Norway’s most noticeable musicians. Live in studio, bringing great compositions alive with a relaxing atmosphere.
KNUT has an extensive track record both as a guitarist, composer and producer in the music scene both in Norway and internationally, and his discography also includes ambient jazz solo albums. After seven albums, this is his first complete acoustic album. The true organic sound.
Hemingway Café is an enchanting album unfolding KNUT’s love for melodic compositions. The compositions and the musical expression have never been better. All of the tracks are founded on strong melodies confidently carried by the acoustic nylon guitar.
The greatness of this album is manifested in how the acoustic guitar is expressed in context and sound. Each song explores its own universe of new flavours in the arrangement. You will be brought along on a journey from slow waltz in “Waltz for Big D”, via the relaxing feeling of enjoying a coffee at a sidewalk café in “The Streets of Havana”, to reliving the great atmosphere of an old motion picture movie in “The Godfather in Slow Motion”. The album is recorded live in the studio with renown musicians; Ellen Andera Wang - bass, Erland Dahlen - drums/percussion and Torbjørn Dyrud - piano