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The partner country of jazzahead! 2019 is Norway, a country where an astonishing variety of creative and distinctive forms of jazz have developed and flourished in the past 50 years. So Norway is also the focus of this year’s Gala Concert.
Mathias Eick is a truly protean talent who has never confined himself to just one style. His involvement in the progressive Norwegian jazz scene dates back over more than 20 years. With his latest CD for ECM, “Ravensburg”, Mathias Eick is on superb form here as a composer: in the depths of his music he lets compelling rhythms develop, while also allowing the listener to savour incredible melodic depth and sensitivity.
Solveig Slettahjell / Knut Reiersrud / In the Country have joined forces for “Trails Of Souls”, where ancient Norwegian rural hymns are combined with American blues and spirituals in a unique way. The result is music which initially strikes the listener as being familiar in an American way – but is then transformed into a quite magical Scandinavian experience.