I can`t think of a more beautiful hall than the Howard Assembly Rooms with its magnificent timber barrelled ceiling to see, as far as I can recall, the first full length concert of Arve Henriksen`s 2013 release of Places of Worship. It had a joint release concert, with Jan Bang`s Narrative From the Subtropics, at Punkt Festival 2013.
Why this is the case I don’t know as it is such a lovely piece.
Arve is joined on stage by Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset. It doesn’t take long to know you are in for a special evening. Arve`s trumpet being delicate and haunting one moment and soaring the next, Jan as always entertaining with his box of tricks and Eivind, well it’s the first time I have seen him close up, he is usually hidden behind a table full of effect gizmos, to fully appreciate all the sonics ...