Norwegian jazz proggers Krokofant sign to Is It Jazz?

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Krokofant, the Norwegian jazz prog quintet have signed to the increasingly prolific Is It Jazz? label. Guitarist Tom Hasslan and drummer Axel Skalstad are already signed to the label with the band Soft Fogg.

Krokofant join a roster that, as well as Soft Fogg, also includes Datadyr, Wizrd, Jacob Holm-Lupo's Solstein, Leagus, Shakai and Aksel Røed’s Other Aspects.

"Krokofant is super excited about signing on the Is It Jazz? Records label, and are really looking forward to the collaboration," the band exclaim. "Krokofant is buckling up in the spacecraft and getting ready for take off to the eternal cosmos!"

Krokofant are described as "playing a free jazz style with precise and heavy riffs that are redeemed by jarring and strong improvisations," and being "one of the most 'prog' ensembles amongst Norway's prog jazz rock bands".

The band are currently working on their sixth studio album for release later this year.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.