Sverre Gjørvad releases his second solo album, ten years after the critically acclaimed "Denne lille pytten er et hav" (This little puddle is an ocean).
Patience for the little things was recorded in Cape Town, South Africa, together with Mark Fransman, Brydon Bolton, Gorm Helfjord and Melanie Scholtz.
The album includes mostly music written by Sverre Gjørvad, without even considering that it would (or should) have a South-African "flair". The idea was rather to bring some tunes from Norway, spend a few days among friends in Mark Fransmans’ studio, and then se what kind of direction the sessions would take. However, there is a common idea in the music, the compositions are mostly in a low key mood, but with tensity and detail. Hence the title Patience for the little things.
The album opens and concludes with two tracks recorded in Trondheim, 2004, with Siri Gjære and Ståle Storløkken. Very nice, too.
Alben von Schlagzeugern lassen immer aufhorchen - in der Regel haben sie kompositorisch ungewöhnliche Ideen. Hier ist eine skandinavische Ästethik durchaus grundlegend, was auch durch die beiden Gesangsstücke belegt wird. noch ungewöhnlicher: Henry Mancini´s 'Moon River' als 74-sekündiges Schlagzeug-Solo...