Motvind Records present the second issue in our series for the spontaneous, 'plastic' music. Plasticity means that something can be formed, modeled and bended without breaking.
This time we have the pleasure of hearing two Danish improvisors. Oslo-based Signe Krunderup Emmeluth has recorded both with her own Spacemusic Ensemble and as a part of Andreas Røysum Ensemble here at Motvind Records. Jazz legend Kresten Osgood is representing Copenhagen, and needs no further introduction.
The CD that now has been printed consists of recordings from a concert the two held in the venue Koncertkirken at Blågårds Plads in Copenhagen in the summer of 2020. We hear three numbers, the first emphasizes tightly woven, rhythmic interplay between saxophone and drums. The musicians channel various traditions from the jazz history. On track number two, one can hear Osgood running to the piano for a longer sequence where the drummer seizes the opportunity to express more of his harmonic ideas. This ends with a hesitant cascade in minor mode that evokes feelings not different from those the Master musicians of Joujouka are known to bring out. The third and final cut on the album grows from a calm meditation to a quacking part where Emmeluth once again shows assertiveness and technical surplus in her playing. With a brilliant saxophonist and an inventive drummer, this is a record that you can dig!
released February 12, 2021
Signe Emmeluth – sax
Kresten Osgood – drums/piano/objects
Recorded live at Koncertkirken in Copenhagen on July 6th 2020
Mixed and mastered by Magnus Skavhaug Nergaard
Cover paintings by Fredrick Arnøy
Photography by Jan Granli
Layout by Maja Wilhite-Hannisdal