Jazz meets chamber orchestra on the amusement ground. This is the setting for Ola Kvernberg's fifth album on Jazzland Recordings. The 7 compositions found on the record are based on the Thank you concert Kvernberg held at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2013.
An interesting fact is that Trondheim Kammermusikkfestival (Trondheim Chamber Music Festival) did propose that the works should be done with a chamber orchestra rather than a quintet, as originally planned. Along with Erik Nylander, Ole Morten Vågan, Petter Vågan, and Even Helte Hermansen, the Trondheimssolistene (The Trondheim Soloists) makes the work of art even bigger, stronger and more daring than with a simpler setup.
When listening to a record, only should have two things in mind. One is the title of the record - does the title set the mood for the record, or is this something that needs to be resolved by the listener? The second thing to ...