Dear InterStatic fans, 

It´s been a while, but recently we´ve been rehearsing some new material for a new album to be recorded later this year -2020 -looks like it will be released on RareNoise Records.Stay tuned!

As you may already know we are a jazz/prog organ guitar drums trio influenced by Miles, Zappa and Lifetime to name a few. We are based around Oslo in Norway and have played many concerts in Norway, the UK, USA, and Italy. We have had over 4000 hits on this site and need your help to make the band more well known. If you can help with suggesting venues or radio stations/internet sites that we should contact, or any ideas at all;) or If you are a promoter get in touch at powellbooking"at"ØVIK-JAZZKLUBB/INTERSTATIC

Live in London 17th Oct 2015

 Our Latest LP/CD "ARISE"

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Recent Reviews

"Led by British-born Hammond organ powerhouse Roy Powell, Norwegian trio InterStatic are an invigorating blast of liberated instrumentalism and organised melodic chaos, their fiery blend of rippling keys, six-string fluidity and percussive oomph taking all present back to the incendiary days of jazz fusion and post-Purple pomp. The sheer joy that Powell and his colleagues - guitarist Jacob Young and drummer Jarle Vespestad - wear plastered across their faces is infectious enough, but it is the tunes themselves, ranging from mellifluos and hazy to sharp and strident, that seal the deal....This is a man - and indeed a band - that loves and lives for music, and whether showering each other with staccato sparks or locking into a lissom, lurching groove, InterStatic exude a purity of intent that will surely lead to many more beguiling performances like this one." (Review of London Jazz Festival 2013 gig, Classic Rock presents Prog, January 2014)

"These three musicians give new meaning to ensemble playing...this is progressive jazz at its best. (Review of 'Interstatic', Horse Bits 23.09.13)

Live Spring 2014

InterStatic live@ Sound of Mu Oslo 2014

tirs 4.feb

tirs 4. mars

tirs 8. april

tirs 13. mai

plus 7.mai mandal jazzklubb

8.mai arendal jazzklubb

22.mai bergen nattjazz festival

tirs 3. juni

 live dates fall 2013

21/8 Sound of Mu Oslo 

5/9 Sound of Mu Oslo

14/9 Stavern jazzklubb 

20/9 Nasjonal jazzscene Oslo

31/10 Sound of Mu

13/11 Sound of Mu

20/11 london jazz festival 

4/12 Sound of Mu

from our regular monthly gig @ Sound of Mu

info in Norwegian/English

InterStatic (tidligere kjent som Young/Powell/Vespestad) er et nordisk jazz/rock/psykedelisk orgel/gitar/trommer band som byr på originalskrevet orgeljazz med vakre melodier, tøffe groover og intenst samspill. Bandet består av tre av Norges fremste jazzmusikere: Jarle Vespestad og Jacob Young tilhører den nye generasjonen med norske musikere på ECM. Roy Powell (UK) er bosatt i Norge med fartstid fra den nye og kreative jazzscenen i England. Komposisjoner av Jacob Young og Roy Powell med referanser til Tony Williams Lifetime/Rypdal/Portishead.

InterStatic is the new name of Young, Powell and Vespestad. After recording Anthem, the remarkable trio moved their sound more firmly towards psychedelia and jazz-rock, without though abandoning the nordic ambient colouring of several of their early compositions.Roy Powell's use of the Hammond on InterStatic has been compared to that of swedish musician Bo Hansson and at times to that Larry Young, whilst Jacob Young's guitar playing is firmly rooted in the nordic psychedelic / minimal tradition of ECM and Jarle Vespestad's drumming originates in his involvment, as a founder, of norwegian noise stalwarts Supersilent and then Farmer's Market.

The union of these three complementary voices makes for a sound that is as intense in contrast  as it is lush and dreamy, in the tradition of pictorial chiaroscuro. This is an organ/guitar trio for the 21st Century.



"(4 stars) This album is highly recommended for fans of modern jazz-rock, all of the players are great and can totally smoke when they solo."

"Thinking man’s rock-jazz."

"Et originalt, fint og forfriskende album"
Terje Mosnes, Dagbladet, 16.03.11.

"Jacob Young, Roy Powell og Jarle Vespestad har lenge vært blant landets ledende tøft bidrag til en sjelden sjanger i norsk jazz."
Tor Hammerø,

"Dei tre har verkeleg funne tonen med låtar i alle fasettar, med den grooven som alltid har kjenneteikna dette formatet med feite orgelakkordar mot Youngs gitarspel, og ein trommeslagar som er rett mann på rett plass." 
Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen.

"..myk finesse og tøff håndtering."
Arild R. Andersen, Aftenposten.

Har under navnet Young/Powell/Vespestad spilt på: Maijazz 2011, Nasjonal jazzscene Victoria, Herr Nilsen (i regi av Oslo Jazzforum), Røyken Jazzklubb, Horten Jazzklubb, Nessodden Jazzklubb, Asker Jazzklubb, Bugge´s Organ Club på Cosmopolite og Belleville, Otta Jazzklubb. Live DVD'er spilt inn på Pettersens Kolonial Lydstudio; Hønefoss, Jazzakademiet på Oslo Konserthuset og Sweet n´Swing i Bergen.Som InterStatic: Vortex Jazz club, London. Gezmataz festival, Genova, Italia. Shapeshifter Lab, New York City.

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