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David's Angels: Traces

Read "Traces" reviewed by Luca Muchetti


Lo spirito del grande nord converge in questo album, frutto della collaborazione fra la trombettista canadese Ingrid Jensen e la formazione svedese composta da Sofie Norling alla voce ed elettronica, Maggi Olin al pianoforte e Fender Rhodes, David Carlsson al basso elettrico e Michala Østergaard-Nielsen alla batteria e percussioni. David's Angels, che anche in questa produzione ...

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Spirals

Label: Artist Share
Released: 2011
Track listing: Travel Fever; Song For Inga; Earth Sighs; Castle Mountain; M--oving; Yew; 66 Mike; Ballad North; Brejk ä Leg.

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Flurry, l'album d'esordio, ci aveva ammaliato perché la lezione dell'ultimo grande quintetto di Miles Davis sembrava rivivere e assumere nuove sembianze grazie ad una sensibilità tutta femminile e ad una rilassatezza tipicamente nordica. Nordic Connect, per l'appunto il nome dell'ensemble, perché nelle vene di ciascuno dei membri del quintetto scorre per lo meno un briciolo di ...

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News: Recording

Nordic Connect Weigh in with the Tuneful "Spirals"

Nordic Connect? Yes. We have the band's Spirals, their second CD (Artist Share 0097), a jazz-rock present day program with some tuneful originals penned by the various band members. Ingrid Jensen appears to be the bandleader and she turns in some very nice trumpet, fluegel and songs; her sister Christine has definite prowess and imagination on ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Troy Collins


Scandinavian jazz has enjoyed quite a renaissance over the past few decades, ranging from the cool Norwegian austerity of Jan Garbarek and Terje Rypdal's seminal 1970's recordings to the fiery Swedish expressionism of Magnus Broo and Mats Gustafsson's recent avant-garde excursions. Spirals, the sophomore effort of Nordic Connect, embraces both aesthetic dualities, serving as a pertinent ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Flurry (ArtistShare, 2007), the debut disc from Nordic Connect, rang out loquaciously. In assimilating several moods, the music created an emotionally resolute ambience. Since the release of the CD, the band as toured Canada, the USA and Scandinavia, recording its follow-up,Spirals, at the end of 2008. Pianist Maggi Olin wrote most of the compositions, ...

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Nordic Connect: Spirals

Read "Spirals" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Spirals manifest themselves across art, nature and life in varied ways. The geometric spiral image might even be seen three-dimensionally, with infinite depth or point-of-view added or perhaps spinning in perpetual motion. There's movement and implied energy in the curling image. Engendering reflection, a spiral goes from and to somewhere. Like its namesake, ...

Album

Spirals

Label: KSJazz
Released: 2010

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David's Angels: Substar

Read "Substar" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


David's Angels is the debut release of a Swedish outfit featuring young singer/songwriter Sofie Norling and composer/pianist Maggi Olin. It is a beautiful eight song-cycle focused on troubled relationship--belonging, sorrow and letting go--that travels into a deeply emotional and sonic journey. Norling has a clear, warm, angel-like voice that can soar into the ...


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