Mark Solborg: Electric & Ac oustic Guitars
Mats Eilertsen: Double Bass
Peter Bruun: Drums, Percussion & Kalimba
Herb Robertson: Trumpets, Voice, Kalimba & Pump Organ
Evan Parker: Tenor & Soprano Saxophone, Kalimba & Gong
Rustle, blast, scratch and howl. The world is noisy (and a great place to live)&hellip
At Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2011 Danish guitarist and composer Mark Solborg invited the legendary British saxophonist and improviser Evan Parker to join his trio and the fabulous american trumpetplayer Herb Robertson. An unusual and unique meeting across borders and generations was at hand. The group played three exclusive concerts in Copenhagen, one at Århus International Jazzfestival and spent a day in the studio - documenting discoveries
made during the concerts.
What you hear on The Trees is a selection of what happened
that day. Solborg describes the project as an essential peak in his work with improvised music. The extreme collective awareness of all 5 players, and Parkers deeply rooted aproach, gives the music an almost symphonic caracter - like a walk through an arboretum (a botanical garden of trees). This music is not about oneway soliloquies but a conversation between equal musical landscape-architects. Listen carefully and you will find a curious world of views,
light and tales within the sounds and shapes carefully molded by these master musicians.
British pianoplayer and composer Django Bates par excellence has added the very poetic linernotes on The Trees. The album is available digitally, as CD and a beautiful 180g limited edition LP.
With 12 releases as leader or co. leader and performances at leading European jazzfestivals Solborg has established himself with clear defined imprints on the Danish and International Jazz- and Improv-scene. His production includes both composed and improvised music.
Besides Eillertsen, Parker & Robertson collaborators include Chris Speed, Hank Roberts, Paal Nilssen-Love, Francesco Bigoni, Marc Lohr, Lotte Anker, a.o. His work as guitarist and composer has recieved substantial international recognition.
1. The Whip
4. Skyrækker No. 1
5. Oak and The Alder
6. Skyrækker No. 2
7. Chestnut and the Woods
8. Apples, Apples
9. Dark Boat