Meantime Records is Karin Krog’s privately owned independent record label.
Most of her latest recordings are released on this label. She has also reissued many of the older recordings as CDs on this label.
Karin Krog, John Surman & Ben Surman
Duo live recording with assistance of Ben Surman’s electronic wizardry. Recorded in 2014 at Hennie Onstad Art Museum.
Karin Krog, Steve Kuhn, Lew Soloff & Eric Alexander
Trumpeter Lew Soloff and tenorist Eric Alexander join Karin Krog and Steve Kuhn on several tracks of this exciting CD, recorded in New York City in the autumn of 2013.
Karin Krog, John Surman, Ivar Kolve, Bjørn Klagegg, Terje Gewelt & Tom Olstad
The group is performing songs that were originally commissioned from Karin Krog and John Surman by «The Voss Jazz Festival” in Norway – the music ranges from free collective improvisation to swinging jazz. Recorded in 2013 and won the Norwegian award, “Spellemannsprisen 2013”.
Karin Krog & Morten Gunnar Larsen
When Karin Krog and Morten Gunnar Larsen appeared together in this live concert in Oslo, in March 2012, they brought together a vast wealth of knowledge and experience working in the spirit of early New Orleans music. Recorded in 2012.
Karin Krog, John Surman, Egil Kapstad, Terje Venaas & Svein Christiansen
This album is a collection of songs for children, with a jazz touch. Many of them composed by Margrethe Munthe with others based on traditional Norwegian folk tunes. On one of the tunes Karin Krog has included children’s voices from her grandson’s kindergarten. Recorded in 1994.
Karin Krog, John Surman, Brynjar Hoff & Mats Berglund
This CD features mainly Norwegian traditional folksongs. Many of them gathered and written down by Karin Krog’s great grandfather Anders Heyerdahl, around 1860. This was at the time when Edward Grieg was also finding inspiration from Norwegian folk music. There is also a composition by Norway’s leading contemporary composer Arne Nordheim, arranged by John Surman and called “Raga Variations”. Recorded in 1996/2009.
Karin Krog & Friends: Jan Garbarek, Ted Curson, Berndt Egerbladh, Terje Bjørklund, Arild Andersen, Palle Danielsson, Elisabeth Sønstevold, Jon Christensen, Svein Christiansen & Espen Rud
JOY was acclaimed as not only one of Karin’s finest albums but also as a ground-breaking album in European jazz. It is recorded at the height of the swinging sixties, with musicians who were soon to become central to the development of the so-called “Nordic Sound”. Bonus tracks include the celebrated tune “Break of Day in Molde” with the great American trumpet player Ted Curson. Recorded in 1968/1969.
Karin Krog and The Meantimes: Vigleik Storaas, Bjørn Alterhaug & Tom Olstad
After working together as a musical team for many years, “The Meantimes” finally managed to record this album. Joining the quartet are guest soloist John Surman on soprano and tenor saxophone, Jan-Erik Kongshaug on guitar, Roy Nikolaisen on flugelhorn and Frode Nymo on altsaxophone. Recorded in 2007.
Karin Krog, Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow & Jon Christensen
When the critic Don Watson first reviewed this album for the Western Courier he described it as “..a great album, one of Krog’s finest to date…and worth buying simply for Steve Swallow’s coda on “The Meaning of Love”! Krog is on sparkling form throughout this classic production and is accompanied here by an energetic and creative rhythm section which sounds as contemporary today as it did in the mid-seventies. Recorded in 1974.
Karin Krog, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Jon Christensen
Although “Jazzmoments” was only Karin Krog’s second LP it immediately attracted international attention at the same time. In addition to the excellent company of Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Jon Christensen, she is also joined on 2 numbers by the young up-and-coming talent Jan Garbarek on tenor saxophone. The album received an enthusiastic review in the American Down Beat magazine when it first appeared in 1966.
Karin Krog & John Surman
In 1979 Karin Krog and John Surman released the ground-breaking LP “Cloud Line Blue”. It marked the beginning of a musical partnership. Using state-of the-art technology, the duo created an album which abounds in exciting sounds and tone colours which still sound fresh and stimulating some decades later.
Karin Krog, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew,
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Espen Rud
A reissue of the LP made in 1970 with 4 extra tracks. This is a classic album, with some of the best musicians at that time. On one of the tracks “Jelly Jelly” Dexter Gordon makes his debut as a singer in duet with Krog. The album won a Grammy in Japan in 1971 and has now turned into a real collector’s item.
Karin Krog & John Surman
This album is a mix of electronically music and acoustic music, and it broadly represents the kind of music that the couple have been playing throughout several decades. John Surman is playing soprano & baritone saxes, bass & contrabass clarinets, piano & synthesizers, while Karin Krog is using her voice with different electronic voice effects. The songs are all original compositions by Krog/Surman and this CD won the Norwegian award “Spellemannsprisen 1999”.
Karin Krog, Red Mitchel & Warne Marsh
This CD is full of happy, swinging standard jazz material where the main idea is to pay tribute to some of the greats of jazz, like Dameron’s “Soultrain” with lyrics by Krog. This CD is considered of several critics as one of Karin’s finest recordings. Recorded in Oslo 1980.
A Song for you – Karin Krog & Bengt Hallberg
….but three’s a crowd – Karin Krog & Red Mitchell
With malice towards none – Karin Krog & Nils Lindberg
A compilation including 3 duos. The songs on the two first duos are mainly standards, but on the third we hear Lindberg on a Church organ and among the pieces we find an interpretation of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, and an original by Lindberg with lyrics by Red Mitchell “As you are” and Dvorak’s “Going Home”. Recorded in 1977 with engineer Gert Palmkrantz and in Gagnef Church in 1980 with engineer Rune Andreasson.
Karin Krog, John Surman, Den Norske Strykekvartett, Einar Henning Smebye & Mats Berglund
Karin Krog’s recordings of her great grandfather Anders Heyerdahl’s Norwegian folk music. Heyerdahl (1832-1918) was a violin player and composer. This CD contains folk music collected and written down by Heyerdahl, performed by Krog, fiddler Mads Berglund and John Surman on soprano sax and clarinets. Heyerdahl also composed some piano pieces, and we hear them played here by Einar Henning Smebye. String quartet no.1 by Heyerdahl is played by Den Norske Strykekvartett. Recorded in 1995.
Karin Krog & Palle Mikkelborg Orchestra
This album contains songs by Michel Legrand with very special arrangements by Palle Mikkelborg. Recorded in 1974.
Karin Krog, Bjarne Nerem, Egil Kapstad, Arild Andersen & Jon Christensen
Here we hear Karin Krog with some of the best Norwegian jazz musicians, performing the music of George Gershwin. Recorded in 1974.
Karin Krog, Archie Shepp, Charles Greenlee, Jon Balke, Arild Andersen & Beaver Harris
This album came about on the initiative of Beaver Harris as he and Archie Shepp were passing through Oslo where they met up with Krog. The songs on the album are mainly compositions by jazz musicians like “Sing me softly of the blues” by Carla Bley, “Soul Eyes” by Mal Waldron, “Hi-Fly” by Randy Weston and Shepp’s own “Steam”. The album won a Grammy award in Japan in 1977. Recorded in 1976.
Karin Krog, Kenny Drew, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen & Alex Riel
Here we find Karin Krog together with three superb musicians who used to be the house rythmsection in the jazz club Montmartre in Copenhagen. The album was planned during a tour of Japan, which Karin did with Kenny and Niels-Henning. Recorded in 1989.
Karin Krog & Bengt Hallberg
Two Scandinavian musicians, who possess a keen sense of tradition, together with the ability to translate that awareness of the past into music that is fresh and belonging very much to the present. The songs that Karin Krog and Bengt Hallberg have chosen, represent every decade from the 1920s to the 1980s. Recorded in 1982.