Terje Gewelt, prolific bandleader (12 albums thus far) and sideman (countless!) has assembled a quality quartet for his latest album, "Wow and Flutter" (released on his own label, Resonant Music). Featuring the guitar work of Bjorn Klakegg (Needlepoint, Vidar Johanssen Quartet), the keys of Erlend Slettevoll (The Core, Steinar Raknes Quartet), and the drums and electronics of Terje Evensen (Spin Marvel, Eyes of a Blue Dog), and the results are absolutely as good as you'd expect.
Kicking off with "Time Travels", Gewelt takes us into a post-Miles trip, chittering drums, bass that moves from a walk to run, and overall acts as a kind of statement of intent: the album is certainly a journey through time, evocative of different eras and areas of music.
"Ups and Downs" enters a more tender sound, where Gewelt's bass and Klakegg's guitar alternate in lead roles. It's a beautiful piece. Perfect music for sitting by ...