May 19, 2008

Frode Haltli - Passing Images (2007)

Frode Haltli, acknowledged as one of the most outstanding accordion soloists in contemporary music, is also an exceptional improviser and an authority on folk music. His second ECM recording under his own name brings all of these aspects of his musical character together. Repertoire includes a psalm from the western fjords, a lyrical waltz from Haltli‘s home village near the Swedish border, a Roma traveller tune that suggests Albert Ayler‘s sound-world... With a supporting cast including Irish-Scottish classical viola player Garth Knox (ex-Arditti Quartet) as well as Norwegian partners composer/singer Maja Ratkje and trumpeter Arve Henriksen, Haltli offers a radical new look at music from traditional sources.
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archer said...

....there's arve henriksen on trumpet again. he sounds as though he learned to play practicing in a monastery of monks sworn to silence. never heard anyone like him. never heard music quite like this, or accordion played like this either, actually.

thanks for exposing me to music new and intriguing.

Vysous said...

Great album.
Norwegian music is unbelievable.
I wonder how many musicians from locations like "near the Swedish border" are hidden in Norway :)

Anonymous said...

It sounds amazing... link is down and I would love to hear it... Big fan of henriksen... Any chance of a re-post?

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