Trygve Seim - Helsinki Songs | ECM 6751580

Trygve Seim - Helsinki Songs


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 6751580

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 31st August 2018



Trygve Seim Quartet


Trygve Seim Quartet


With its overt lyricism, strong themes and a sense of perpetual melodic invention, Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seimís new album quickly identifies itself as a classic-in-the-making.

Themes of dedication run through Seimís Helsinki Songs album, a set of tunes composed Ė for the most part Ė in the Finnish capital, and radiating tributes in many directions. Here are songs referencing Igor Stravinsky and Jimmy Webb, pieces dedicated to each of Seimís gifted bandmates, and tunes that tip the hat, obliquely, to Ornette Coleman and Bill Evans. The quartet plays superbly throughout, with outstanding solos from leader Seim and pianist Kristjan Randalu.

Helsinki Songs was recorded in Osloís Rainbow Studio in January 2018 and produced by Manfred Eicher.

Trygve Seim Quartet:
- Trygve Seim (tenor and soprano saxophones)
- Kristjan Randalu (piano)
- Mats Eilertsen (double bass)
- Markku Ounaskari (drums)

1. Solís Song
2. Helsinki Song
3. New Beginning
4. Ciaccona Per Embrik
5. Birthday Song
6. Sorrow March
7. Nocturne
8. Randalusian Folk Song
9. Katyaís Dream
10. Morning Song
11. Yes Please Both

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