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Terje Gewelt - Wow and Flutter

posted by Dave on 03.07.17 18:57 in Music Reviews Print  

I would love to be able to write a pithy line that sums up the album's diverse experiences, but this sentence is as close as I can get, given the quality craftsmanship in diverse forms. However, it's a recommended listen to just about everyone, as there's something there will work wonders for you!

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 ...

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