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This Was the Pace Of My Heartbeat

Artist: Morten Qvenild
Morten Qvenild - This Was the Pace CD
Label: Rune Grammofon
Regular Price: $16.95
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Year: 2005
Format: CD


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Rune Grammofon presents its first "jazz" record with the debut release from this Norwegian-based piano trio led by pianist Morten Qvenild (Susanna and the Magical Orchestra, The National Bank). Along with bass player Roger Arntzen and drummer Pål Hulsken, In the Country are all active in other groups as well -- Qvenild and Arntzen most notably in Shining, Jaga Jazzist, and Damp. This Was The Pace Of My Heartbeat is not your typical piano trio album, meaning that Qvenild has skipped the Keith Jarrett school. When it comes to piano players he will admit to a certain fondness for Paul Bley and the late Norwegian free player Svein Finnerud, but he also draws inspiration from pop writers when it comes to a sense of structure, and modern composers such as Messiaen and Feldman for the use of space and sound. The album includes nine original Qvenild compositions as well as a Ryan Adams cover and an interpretation of Händel´s beautiful "Laschia Ch´io Pianga." Morten Qvenild is already a central force in a young generation of extremely competent Norwegian musicians operating with great ease between various genres such as jazz, pop, rock, classical, electronic and modern composition. The album is an analogue recording and is produced by Arve Henriksen.
In The Country: Morten Qvenild (grand piano, casio sk-10, vibraphone); Roger Arntzen (double bass); Pal Hausken (drums, percussion, timpani, autoharp)
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