I won’t blame you if you didn’t notice the transformation, but I used to be the BoFNite that believed in “Funny Name Scarcity.”
Now I’m the guy who plows through piles of funny names like they were haystacks in a madcap Dukes of Hazzard style police chase. This means that King Dave was right when he told me way back,
“Look around you! These names are not really so rare!
They are here! They are there! There are names everywhere!
You see, Diddy, funny names DO grow on trees
And on bushes and twigs and from pods of green peas.”
You called this one, KD.
But I need to make some further adjustments. Between hoarding funny names like the last drops of water in Death Valley, and whitewater rafting through funny name cascades, there must be some happy medium, right? Why not slow down and enjoy the ride?
To that end, our whitewater rafting comes to an end, and henceforth we float down the big, wide, lazy river of Norwegian jazz names. We’re on percussionists now, and this bend of the river gets us through G.
Relax. Kick off them flip flops. Chew that blade of grass. Adjust the the brim of your straw hat. Let your hand dangle in the sworling waters. Ready, set, drift!
Let us contemplate G. We’ve got a respectable showing here, with Håkon Gebhardt (born 1969), Jan Martin Gismervik (1988), and Sverre Gjørvad (1966).
I discovered there’s a severe deficit of musical T’Oobs for Sverre–no videos at all, in fact. I did find some music for Jan Martin, though it’s a little too outside (to use a hep jazz term), even by avant guard Norwegian standards. This is the closest to a danceable set I could get:
Gismervik gits down and boogies here with Natali Garner (another “G”!) on vocals and Fredrik Rasten on giitar. Party hardy! Yea!
The next vid features Håkon and associates, and also provides another window into the the no-boundaries stylings of Norwegian jazz.
“Motorpsycho.” I’m tempted to call it acid jazz, which is actually a thing, though I probably misidentified it here.
The personnel for “Motorpsycho” (Qu’est-ce que c’est!) also confirms King Dave’s conclusions on Funny Name Superfluity (FNS). We got Bent Sæther gettin’ bent on vocals and bass, Hans Magnus Ryan gettin’ some magnuficent action goin’ on the giiitar, our very own Håkon Gebhardt hackin’ away on that drum kit, Baard Slagsvold doin’ some baarda**ed tinklin’ on the keys, Mathias Eick givin’ us a mongo eareik on trumpet and backing vocals, Lars Horntveth holdin’ down the horn section on sax and bass clarinet (with some back vocals thrown in), and Jørgen Munkeby monkeyin’ around on some clarinet and more back vocals.