nyesongar.no

About this album:

Time matures us. Four years and two months went by between the recording of NORSKjazz.no and this album. In the course of these years this quartet has presented around 30 concerts with material from the earlier recording. It has been an inspiring and powerful experience to see that the tunes we recorded, which were written a long time ago, come alive every time they are played.

This new recording presents tunes that I have written during the past years. It also includes tunes that the other members of the quartet have composed, which we have shaped together as an ensemble. I also wanted to include a composition by someone else that appealed to me, as I did with “Portugalsong” on the first record. And in my collection of vinyl I found “Återsken” by Göran Fristorp, a recording that I had forgotten about. All the times I had listened to that one! Summers in Bergen and at Årdalstangen many years ago. The atmosphere, the people, the memories. I think "Drömvisa" (Dream song) is a beautiful song (with very nice lyrics too). I regard it as a real challenge to play a song straight through as I do here.

Simple, clean and lovely were our key words for the first quartet album. I am trying to continue that pattern here, with a focus on melody. At the same time I feel that this recording is more open and confident, while it is also inquisitive and searching.

It has been an unexpectedly inspiring experience to be able to complete and present this collection of new tunes for a classic jazz quartet. The music has led us here. And onwards. Time matures us.
Karl Seglem, June 2013

Release date: 
2013

Appearing as

Drummer

Tracklist:

# Title Length Composer
1 Desembersongen 7:03 Karl Seglem
2 Porten 5:04 Karl Seglem
3 Angular Momentum 4:04 Sigurd Hole
4 Din Folketone 7:17 Karl Seglem
5 Dordei 5:32 Karl Seglem, Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Andreas Ulvo, Sigurd Hole
6 Drömvisa 4:39 Göran Fristorp
7 Nordover 6:07 Andreas Ulvo
8 Inn i Juni 8:01 Karl Seglem
9 Etter Snø (Odda) 5:21 Jonas Howden Sjøvaag, Karl Seglem, Sigurd Hole, Andreas Ulvo

Reviews

Karl Seglem: NyeSongar.No (2013)
Rating: 4/6

Looking at the cover of the album NyeSongar.no, there's no doubt that the Norwegian saxophonist and goat horn-player Karl Seglem is still exploring the Nordic aesthetic that he perfected on his album NORSKjazz.no (Ozella, 2009). The resemblance... read more

Nye sanger, kjente grep
Rating: 5/6

Karl Seglem og Eple Trio tar samarbeidet videre til nye stillferdige høyder.

I morgen lanseres Karl Seglems «NyeSongar.no», album nummer to i saksofonisten/bukkehornspilleren/komponistens akustiske samarbeid med Eple Trio — pianist Andreas... read more

Karl Seglem - "NyeSongar.no"
Rating: no rating used

Nachdenklich voranschreitend bewegt sich der Mann, der diese Musik komponiert hat, bei seinem Fjordspaziergang - sanft gefangen in der Reflexion der letzten Monate, Jahre. So, oder so ähnlich könnte es gewesen sein, als Karl Seglem die Stücke für... read more

Stødig fjelljazz.
Rating: 4/6

NyeSongar.no er jazzsaksofonist Karl Seglems 28 (!) album. Årets skive er den andre han gjør sammen med Eple Trio, fire år etter deres forrige samarbeide.

'Fjelljazz' har Seglems særegne blanding av folkemusikk og jazz blitt kalt. Det er... read more

Gjennom årstidene
Rating: 5/6

Karl Seglem har ventet i over fire år før han ga ut andre plate med sin akustiske kvartett, altså han selv og Eple Trio. I denne tiden har han turnert en del med pianist Andreas Ulvo, bassist Sigurd Hole og trommeslager Jonas Howden Sjøvaag.... read more