|First released independently by Gundersen in 2004 - this title is now licensed and re-released by Stunt via Sundance Records.
Anyone hearing the debut album of IMG, Make This Moment, will realise that this is an artist who is totally involved with a kind of music that she really loves. After years singing in rock bands and big bands, trying out different styles of music, Inger Marie has found a home in jazz. The love and maturity with which she delivers sublime interpretations of both new songs and well-known standards, makes this a debut album of rare quality.
The title tune, Make This Moment was written by Espen Larsen and Jan Thygesen, both well-known profiles of the local music scene in Inger Marie Gundersen’s hometown of Arendal, and the band backing her in the studio demonstrates the high standard of musicians in this area. A special mention must be made of the fact that the impressive saxophone playing on the album comes from the horn of Øyvind G. Stømer, Inger Marie Gundersens own son, who joins his mother in the studio after playing with some of the major musicans and artists in Norway.