Sjøvaag / Andersen
In this duo, Arild and Jonas work together to create improvised stretches of music where Arilds experience and folk music background fuses with Sjøvaags rhytmical musicality, sometimes based on composed melodies, sometimes floating freely from a common starting point.
The music range from melodical and soothing, often delving deep into dark, tight valleys of sound, before emerging on an eery plain where the crispness of Norwegian lyricism comes into full play.
Arild Andersen, one of Norways finest bass players with a carreer spanning more than 40 years, has been working since the late 60's with musicians such as Jan Garbarek, Karin Krog, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea. Over the last years Arild Andersen has also spent time investing the possibility of combining traditional Norwegian folk music with improvised music, and has, in short, been a part of too many projects to list here. If you need more information about Arild, visit his website here
New record out soon.