The Norwegian jazz pianist in nine improvisations fired by his own highly-acclaimed fiction; and recordings of Debussy, Beethoven and co from the book’s grand launch.
With Mariam Wallentin and Erika Angell — singing in Latin — alongside fine Swedish free sax player Fredrik Ljungkvist, and the double-bassist’s partner from the Bobo Stenson Trio, drummer Jon Falt.
Live in Brazil, April, 2011. ‘At his most exuberant… it’s a must’ (The Guardian). ‘Beautifully structured, jazzy, serious, sweet, playful, warm, economical, energetic, passionate’ (KJ. His mum likes it, too).
The harpist from Christian Wallumrod’s ensemble, with the Magical Orchestra singer, plus viola and nyckelharpa — performing Purcell, Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, and a couple of Susanna’s.
His Batagraf percussion project with Helge Norbakken from Jon Hassell’s group (playing djembe, talking drum, sabar, garong) — inspired by Wolof, Yoruba, Cuban, Arab music — with singing and poetry. Check it!
The clarinettist with accordionist Gianni Coscia, exploring ‘some of the most playful and sparkling music of the 19th century, ingenious music… beautiful, highly satirical, always meticulously crafted’.
Fabulous music-making, as ever from the Argentinian bandoneon-player, with his clarinettist brother Felix, and cellist Anja Lechner.
With celebrated socialist protest singer Maria Farantouri, and CL’s quartet featuring Jason Moran augmented by a lyra player and second pianist: Theodorakis, traditional Greek music, Eleni Karaindrou, Dream Weaver…
‘I pushed myself to write songs and dances uninfluenced by the sophistication of contemporary musical languages, pieces that might have been played on archaic instruments a thousand years ago.’
Arvo Part, Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Eleni Karaindrou, Anouar Brahem, Dino Saluzzi, Anja Lechner, Nik Bartsch, Gianluigi Trovesi, Marilyn Mazur and co.
‘A sensual, haunting and reflective road movie that captures the magic of music.’ Grafelfing to Athens, Udine to Carthage, Tallinn to Pernes-les-Fontaines, Copenhagen to Salta in Argentina.
‘... sumptuous lyricism rich in improvisational detail… Quite simply it numbers among the best jazz albums of the last decade’ (Jazzwise).
With violinist Mark Feldman, Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron.