, and Kornstad as a noted solo performerMitt Hjerte Altid Vanker pulls together a more dutiful offering of the tradition.
Recorded at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2009, the duo added the renowned Christensenpractically the house drummer for many ECM recordings in the 1970s, '80s and '90sto the stage. Here, he brings a quiet calm to the date, legislating space and a sort of quietude. For a live recording, this disc has a pristine sound, with each player given equal space to be heard, soloing sparingly, and instead opting for a group interpretation.
That said, the accents of Kornstad's tenor and flutonette (a flute with a clarinet mouthpiece) are distinctively his own. His sound comes from a chilled Pharoah Sanders
, one familiar with extended technique but opting for cogency. Same for Flaten, who tames his technique in service to the traditional folksiness of the sound.
Track Listing: Death And The Flower; Skulde Jag Min Gud Ei Prise; Overmåte Full Av
Nåde; Dagen Viger Og Gaar Bort; Du Høye Fryd For Rene Sjele; For
Himmelrigs Land Maa Man Kjempe; Mitt Hjerte Altid Vanker.