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Eick/Larsen/Balke/Eilertsen/Norbakken - Midwest



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Mathias Eick: trumpet
Gjermund Larsen: violin
Jon Balke: piano
Mats Eilertsen: double bass
Helge Norbakken: percussion

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick pays tribute to the North American Midwest in an album of intensely melodic compositions which reflect thematically upon journeys and homecomings both literal and spiritual. The original inspiration for the album came during an arduous tour of the US and Canada.

"We'd started on the West Coast and were driving long distances every day. I was beginning to get very homesick. Then we reached the area called the Rural Midwest and I suddenly had the strange feeling that I was home. It occurred to me that some of the early settlers must have felt this way, when they looked at the rich soil of the plains and saw that this was wonderful land for farming. Parts of the Midwest remind me strongly of parts of Norway including the southeast of Norway where I grew up." This realization led to thinking about the ways in which both people and music had travelled. Almost a million Norwegians left for North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and eighty percent of them settled in the Midwest. In Dakota a third of the population claims Norwegian ancestry.

In his music for Midwest, Eick sketches an imaginary voyage from Hem, the village of his birth ("so small there's not even a street sign"), over the seas to America. The musical concept determined the personnel for the recording. The first player approached was violinist Gjermund Larsen. ECM listeners know him from his contributions to Christian Wallumrød's albums, but Larsen is firstly a musician rooted in folk playing. He comes from a folk music family and his improvising is informed by his knowledge of traditional music: there's a sense of history embodied in his sound.


Fakta
Artikelnummer ECM2410
Streckkod 0602547089106
Utgivningsdatum 2015-03-25
Kategori Jazz
Skivbolag ECM
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Utövare
Artister Eick/Larsen/Balke/Eilertsen/Norbakken
Disk: 1
1 Midwest
2 Hem
3 March
4 At Sea
5 Dakota
6 Lost
7 Fargo
8 November
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