Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NORWAY: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Christian Wallumrød - Untitled Arpeggios and Pulses (2015)

Christian Wallumrød has, together with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, created a new and exciting album that confirms his abilities as a unique composer and the flexibility of the never-static jazz orchestra.

Christian Wallumrød was commissioned to compose a work for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra on the occasion of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival’s 50th anniversary in 2014, and it was really a work with a capital W that he produced. “Untitled Arpeggios and Pulses” is a piece of music just over 50 minutes long that should be listened to continuously from start to finish, and that will thus not be made available in the LP format.

The clearly pulse-driven work consists of four parts that are connected and range from the unassertively acoustic to the intensely forceful.