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Birds
Marius Neset / Ivo Neame / Jim Hart

Birds

CD | Edition Records | 5065001530449 | EDN 1040 | 10-13

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About the album

With his new album, Birds, he has taken a giant leap forward and produced an album that not only impresses but will place him on the verge of becoming one of most exciting artists to emerge this decade.

Its predecessor, Golden Xplosion, (released in April 2011) led to the saxophonist and composer becoming one of the most talked about newcomers on the European jazz scene. Described by Terje Mosnes (Dagbladet, Norway) as “the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek in the 1960s”, Golden Xplosion demonstrated both Neset’s exemplary technique, energetic creativity, imagination and virtuosity on tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as his brilliance as a composer of intricate, compelling music. It opened the doors to key festival appearances around Europe, but also touring in the US.

The new release Birds is a masterpiece, a through composed work that takes the listener on a journey, bringing together a world of influences with remarkable energy and creativity. It could sit as comfortably on a classical stage as in a jazz club. However, what impresses most is Neset’s ability to combine the freedom of improvisation with the very composed passages. This occurs most remarkably in Spring Dance, which features Marius’s highly talented sister Ingrid Neset on flute. There are elements of Stravinsky, Charles Ives, Steve Reich, Wayne Shorter, Django Bates and Michael Brecker, but most of all you can hear Neset’s original voice as he takes you through eleven compositions each with their own distinctive visual character.

Within each track there are many wonderful surprises. Highlights include the title track Birds where the opening melody is not played by saxophone but by Bjarke Mogensen on accordion, demonstrating Marius Neset´s influence by Norwegian Folk Music.
Birds is a further development of Marius Neset as a performer and bandleader. It is the perfect showcase of his brilliance as an inspirational and inspired composer. The stage is set…

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"At first, birds may sound like a cacophony, but after a few runs, it proves itself as a record that confirms the promises of Neset. Neset dares and wins"
Jazzmozaiek
Tracklisting
    • 1
      Birds
       
    • 2
      Reprise
       
    • 3
      Boxing
       
    • 4
      Portuguese Windmill
       
    • 5
      Spring Dance
       
    • 6
      Fields of Club
       
    • 7
      The Place of Welcome
       
    • 8
      Introduction of the Sacred Universe
       
    • 9
      Sacred Universe
       
    • 10
      Math of Mars
       
    • 11
      Fanfare
       
09-08-2013 EDN 1040 - Birds - Marius Neset / Ivo Neame / Jim Hart, Jazzmozaiek
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