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Album Review

Hallgeir Pedersen Trio: Wistful

Read "Wistful" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Wistful is a fine title for this album by the Hallgeir Pedersen Trio. Led by guitarist Pedersen and featuring bassist Bjørn Alterhaug and drummer Trond Sverre Hansen, the trio maintains a quiet mood of reflection throughout the disc. What the album lacks in stylistic diversity is made up by its unified, almost meditative performances.

With the exception of an eight-minute exploration of Weill's “My Ship, the tunes all fall under the five-minute mark. Accordingly, Pedersen occupies the majority ...

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