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Sinnika Langeland: Starflowers

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If jazz is an art of synthesis (rather than fusion) whereby disparate musical forms and styles are brought together in the spirit of exploration and experimentation to create something new, then Starflowers is just about the perfect album. Vocalist Sinikka Langeland, of Norwegian and Finnish background, has merged her investigations of the folk music of her homeland with the poetry of Hans Børli, the kantele or Finnish table harp and the jazz aesthetic of ECM and three ...