JazzLoft Home | Shopping Cart Shopping Cart | My Wish List | Customer Service




Jazz → Live at Haugesund 2005  

New Classical
Other Genres
All Categories
Vinyl Records

 Browse Labels

Sign up for our Email Newsletter & Subscriber Only Specials

Payment Options
Checks & Money Orders
By Mail Accepted

Authorize.Net Merchant - Click to Verify  

Click for company profile

Follow us on Twitter

Live at Haugesund 2005

Artist: Svein Olav Herstad
Svein Olav Herstad - Live at Haugesund 2005 CD
Label: Jazzaway
Regular Price: $16.95
On Sale For: $6.78 
Year: 2006
Format: CD


E-mail this product to a friend E-mail this product to a friend

It is easily the most accesible Sonny Simmons record to date - but by no way a record dealing with easiness. Suite For Simmons demonstrates abilities he hadn't had ANY chance to show and develop before producer Jon Klette had the intelligence had the intelligence to free him from - free music. A step further from The Traveller, Simmons develops a true "group sound" - to his own amazement, as the group he was introduced to in August 2005 was all new to him. But with a pianist who, in his own words, "brings back Bud Powell to life", a very apt rhythm sections layering a smooth cushion of lush melodies, he is now able to let his artistry evolve from the searching, moving, sometimes angry stream of consciousness-like pattern he is known for, to a more static environment, where he can focus on sound, on tones, and be heard as the fantastic performer he is.

The mood is somehow lyrical, with sudden accelerations. Svein Olav Herstad's composition goes through varied paths, whether his unit lays down almost angular themes that will sound very familiar to the fans (Part 3 with it's English horn driven vamp), or helps him unleash his instinctful fondness for scorching ballads. Once again, producer Jon Klette brings fresh air in Simmons' discography, succeeding in capturing his true sound while putting him in a context that will both surprise and satisfy all of those still following this ever-growing artist.

Sonny Simmons : alto sax, English horn. Svein Olav Herstad : piano. Harald Johnsen : bass. Per Oddvar Johansen : drums.
  1. Part 1 10:40
  2. Part 2 8:28
  3. Part 3 6:46
  4. Part 4 11:31
  5. Part 5 7:26
  6. Part 6 3:28
See all titles featuring Svein Olav Herstad

Product Rating: (0.00)   # of Ratings: 0   (Only registered customers can rate)

There are no comments for this product.

Powered by JAZZLOFT.COM Copyright 1999-2011. All Rights Reserved.