Eine musikalische Visitenkarte eines glänzenden Orchesters, und vor allem ein schillerndes und spannendes Porträt eines der kreativsten Köpfe der europäischen Szene – Helge Sunde.
Compared with the innovations and explorations seen amongst small groups, there have been surprisingly few changes in the big jazz orchestras since the end of the big band era. If you look for new approaches you automatically end up in the far North: Norway has established itself as a stronghold of big ensembles promoted by leaders such as Trygve Seim, Geir Lynse and, of course, Helge Sunde. The 44-year old from the small town of Stryn is, to a certain extent, the “universal soldier” of Norway’s orchestral scene, adept in all areas of playing, composition and performance. A lecturer at the state music academy and other universities, Sunde has made a name for himself as a composer for classic symphony orchestras and modern ensembles. He is proficient on several instruments, particularly the trombone, and can be witnessed live in groups...line up
All music composed and produced by Helge Sunde
Executive Producer: Anders Eriksson
Recorded by Jan Erik Kongshaug & Peer Espen Ursfjord at Rainbow Studio Oslo, Norway, October 17 - 18, 2008 & January 17 - 18, 2009