Trygve Seim & Andreas Utnem: Purcor: Songs For Sax

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Label: ECM
Catalog: 4827939
Format: CD

Trygve Seim Andreas Utnem

Modestly subtitled "Songs For Saxophone And Piano," this recording quietly covers a lot of ground. The repertoire includes new settings of parts of the Mass, folk songs, theater music, improvisations and a new version of Seim's gently breathing piece "Bhavana" (first heard on "Different Rivers"). "Purcor" is the first documentary by the duo, which already has a 14-year history In the mid-90s, pianist and composer Andreas Utnem, invited Trygve Seim to accompany him at selected church services to improvise on variations of the Psalms and play some of his and Trygve's compositions. Over time, this evolved into informal, regular "performances," and in 2008 the musicians decided it was time to record the special music they had formed along the way. "Purcor" was recorded at Tøyen Kirke, a church in the older part of Oslo. The album is a thoughtful and reflective album of great charm.

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