Episode 37 – Haftor Medboe of Copperfly Records

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Haftor Medboe is a highly regarded Scottish based composer, guitarist and educator. In this podcast interview, Ged Brockie of GMI discusses these areas of his work but also finds out about his new music label, Copperfly.

Haftor Medboe
Wonderfully evocative image of Haftor in performance

Anyone who has had any dealings with the Scottish jazz scene will no doubt have come across Haftor Medboe. Haftor has been at the forefront of many new musical ventures over the years, not least his work with Napier universities yearly jazz summer school.

What Haftor is now embarking on is a new music label. Creating a record label in the current digital world may sound fanciful, however, there is a twist.

In this interview, Ged Brockie discusses Haftor’s new plans as well as exploring his musical background, vision and direction.

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Podcast Ep 37 – Table Of Contents

1.55 What is an “associate professor”?.
3.12 Life and times.
5.34 Discussing the old trope around Scandinavian musicians.
15.08 The backing of Norwegian arts by their government.
20.12 Latest recording and work.
23.54 Copperfly, a new record label.
37.45 The Scottish Jazz Archive.
46.25 The Napier Jazz Summer School.

Video Material

A selection of Haftor’s music from Youtube

Links To Haftor’s Various Projects

To find out more about Haftor’s musical projects click on the following links.

The Haftor Medboe website at Haftor Medboe.

A detailed biography about Haftor can be found at the Napier University website.

The new Copperfly label website is currently in beta.

The Scottish Jazz Archive.

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