MIC’s Listen to Norway series continues with Poing’s 'Giants of Jazz'.
On this recording POING perform pieces by Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Eivind Buene, Øyvind Torvund and Knut-Olaf Sunde, in addition to an improvised section. The trio members, noted accordionist Frode Haltli, saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and double bassist Håkon Thelin all share a solid background form the Norwegian State Academy of Music and are central players on the vibrant and very active contemporary music scene in Norway. All of the pieces have been written specially for the trio in a creative process that has seen the ensemble and composers working closely together. The CD also contains a bonus video track with film and music by Nora Wjeck aka Lars Petter Hagen, a recipient of the prestigious Arne Nordheim composer’s prize. ‘Giants of Jazz’ puts on a display of considerable technical depth and breadth as well as strong ensemble identity