The improvisational trio 1982 consists of Nils Økland, Sigbjørn Apeland and Øyvind Skarbø. The trio has already released three critically-acclaimed albums. On their previous album, the musicians collaborated with pedal steel legend BJ Cole. This time they have invited wind players Fredrik Ljungkvist (Atomic), Erik Johannessen (Jaga Jazzist), Sofya Dudaeva, Hanne Liland Rekdal, Matthias Wallin and Stian Omenås (Stian Omenås Klangkammer) to participate in an unusual collaboration. As the title of the trio's fourth album, A/B, indicates, it is divided into two parts. The album is built up with the classic LP structure of an A-side and a B-side, with a long piece, 18:16 minutes, filling the entire A-side. This piece clearly stands out as the most distinctive in 1982's discography up to now. Taking his point of departure in improvisations recorded by the trio, trumpeter and composer Stian Omenås has "expanded on" the idiom and has composed and arranged music for a wind sextet that has been layered on top of the original improvisation. On the A-side Tobias and Henrik, the sons of Sigbjørn and Nils, respectively were pulled in to help, and on the B-side we once again hear 1982 in the form of a trio, with several new ideas that serve to enlarge the 1982 universe. Sigbjørn plays piano on one track, and Nils Økland sings. These recordings were made at Grieghallen Studio in Bergen just before the studio was closed down in the summer of 2013. The wind sextet was recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo with technician Jan Erik Kongshaug. Nils Økland (Hardanger fiddles, violin, voice); Sigbjørn Apeland (harmonium, piano); Øyvind Skarbø (drums, percussion).