Terje Lie Urban Vacation

Terje Lie's new CD Urban Vacation, produced by Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and legendary keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, is coming out in the new year!

More news on that will be coming up! In the meantime, click here for track samples.



Terje Lie Traveler

Traveler combines Terje Lie’s (”Terry Lee”) jazz approach with commercial and danceable grooves.The collection also contains a couple of beautiful and serene ballads, and as a bonus, Terje Lie’s vocals are featured on two of the tracks.

Lie surrounds himself with three of L.A.’s most exciting first-call sidemen for this CD production: keyboardist David Garfield (longtime musical director for George Benson, whose resume also includes Michael McDonald, Dianne Reeves, and Luther Vandross), bassist Ernest Tibbs (Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Norman Brown), and drummer Jeff Olson (David Benoit, Earl Klugh).

"Sometimes you can tell a book by its cover. Basking in the glow of a Pacific Coast sunset, cheerfully holding his tenor, Norwegian Terje Lie embodies the music on the smooth sounding Traveler: easy, funky and fun. Supported by some of the best Los Angeles musicians, Lie plays alto, tenor and soprano on a collection of catch y and grooving originals. He has an ingratiating sound on tenor, and uses it well on the funky "Pier Avenue" and heavy back-beated "Runnin' Outta Time." His soprano is clear and pristine, be it with the slapped bass support by Ernest Tibbs on "Warp 7" or with the dreamy and atmospheric keyboards supplied by David Garfield on "MDDIII." The best and most alluring moment comes when Lie's tenor joins with Garfield's keyboards in a lovely and romantic duet during "My Love." This Scandinavian has plenty of warmth and allure to his playing. Smooth jazz fans will certainly want this one."
—George Harris, All About Jazz

“TERJE LIE Traveler TCat Records
Apply straight-ahead jazz sensibilities to compositions with a contemporary groove, and you have the recipe for some tasty music that’s accessible enough for Smooth Jazz fans and meaty enough for jazz heads, too. That’s exactly what Norwegian-born and now So Cal-based sax man Terje Lie (say “Terry Lee”) has cooked up for us in TRAVELER, his impressive debut disc. Terje spent many years as a jazz artist and freelance musician in the L.A. area, including gigs with the acclaimed Nelson Riddle Orchestra. When you’re working on a culinary masterpiece, you need quality ingredients, which in Terje’s case would be the ten original songs, ranging from the energetic “Pier Avenue” and “Runnin’ Outta Time” to the eloquent and introspective Miles Davis salute, “MDD III,” and the stunningly beautiful traditional jazz ballad, “My Love.” You can’t create award-winning dishes without a brilliant staff to support you (as anyone who’s seen Iron Chef can attest), and Terje Lie’s got three of L.A.’s most exciting sidemen for this project, namely keyboardist David Garfield, bassist Ernest Tibbs, and drummer Jeff Olson. Oh, and for some added spice, Terje sings on a couple of the tracks, namely “I Want To Love You” and “Travelers,” which has a bit of a Kurt Elling vibe to it. So the prep-work is done, it’s time to cook, and “BAM!” that’s where the magic happens on TRAVELER. With sax solos that remind me of Wayne Shorter and solid musicianship throughout, Terje Lie’s TRAVELER delivers a most satisfying aural feast!”
Scott O’Brien - www. smoothjazz.com

"Terje Lie—TRAVELER: What can you say about a Norwegian that felt like a New Yorker in his soul but dug the southern California vibe much better than the Big Apple cold who has been playing since he was a kid? You can say he finally made the debut album he's been waiting his whole life to make and that he knows it's important to make a good first impression because you don't get another chance. This is a fine introduction to a non-stop gig machine that will play anything anywhere but is a pretty dandy sax man that add s something to smooth jazz via his outsiders perspective. A nicely driving set that gives jazzbos a new player to celebrate."
—Chris Spector - www.midwestrecord.com

Track Listing:
Pier Avenue • Travelers• Warp 7 • MDD III • Runnin’ Outta Time • You • Lights Are Low • I Want To Love You • My Love • Silver Streaks

Key Selling Points
  • Initial focus is to key media, jazz, and lifestyle magazines for reviews and features.
    Publicity by Cary Goldberg GoMedia.
  • National Radio Promotion by Neal Sapper, New World ‘n’ Jazz.
  • Festival, club, and concert appearances, as well as clinics, are being pursued.
  • In-store play copies & posters are available.
  • Postcards and posters are available for live event promotion.

For individual purchase, in addition to a
store near you, Terje Lie’s Traveler is also
available at most common internet sites including:

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Visit Terje’s website:


Burnside Distribution
(503) 231-0876
Fax (503)231-0420

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