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Music Is My Salvation

Per Tjernberg

Percussionist/composer Per Tjernberg’s first album on Country & Eastern is actually his 12th album as a leader. He continues his later development using a large ensemble of great improvisers and a more jazz influenced expression. Multi-instrument genius Kjell Westling plays a central role on the album that turned out to be his last recording before his rather sudden demise in the fall of 2010. Release on september 26 2011, but we have a release party at El Mundo on tuesday september 27 at 6 p.m.

“Music Is My Salvation” contains music that shifts kaleidoscopically and often takes surprisng turns around what Tjernberg calls “vertical horizons” – the only thing that stays constant is that it defies categorization into “style” or “genre”, even if advance listeners has detected elements that might have their source in Tjernbergs wideranging musical tastes such as Harry Partch, Alice Coltrane, Phil Spectors arranger Jack Nietzche, Santeria-drumming, Hermeto Pascoal, Frank Zappa, Garth Hudsons work with The Band, Herbie Hancocks Mwandishi-group, The Art Ensemble Of Chicagos use of “little instruments” and of course Igor Stravinsky, whose “Miniature” (the only composition not penned by TJernberg) nods to Tjernbergs life-long obsession with Stravinskys music in general, and the score for “Petroushka” in particular (as some listeners might find evident in the two-part “Pythagoras Suite” that opens the album)


tracks

  1. The Pythagoras Suite - 1 The Secret Society of Sound (10:37)
  2. The Pythagoras Suite - 2 The Believers (7:46)
  3. Vertical Horizons (5:22)
  4. The Gardens of Obatalá (7:31)
  5. Portrait of Malin (8:20)
  6. a Kjell Westling b Miniature (5:27)
  7. Kalimba Interlude (2:23)
  8. Rejoice Be Thankful Rejoice Make a Joyous Noise (8:53)

musicians

Per Tjernberg with
Kjell Westling
Jörgen Adolfsson
Ulf Adåker
Bengt Berger
Annica Boller
Åke Eriksson
Dror Feiler
Stina Hellberg
Jonas Kullhammar
Sven Larsson
Jonas Lindgren
Matthias Ståhl
Christian Spering
Mats Öberg

more info

”… communicates a sense of excitement and real pleasure in the playing, and although you probably won’t want to pin your hopes of salvation on this one, there’s plenty to enjoy.” – Julian Cowley, The Wire

”Likheterna mellan de båda skivorna (Bitches Brew och Music Is My Salvation) är ändå flera. Till att börja med är båda utomordentligt bra. – DN, HiFi/Musik

”…den virtuosa violinisten Jonas Lindgren (Fläskkvartetten) bländar med flera nyskapande stråkarrangemang. Lyhörd gruppdynamik är resultatet av det fruktbara mötet mellan dessa elitmusiker. Per Tjernberg själv styr denna anrättning med järnhand och fingertoppskänsla. Med nav och hjärta har han alltid lyckats finna sitt eget personliga uttryck, alltid levt i genremässigt samförstånd, oavsett om det handlat om world music, orientalisk jazz eller dubreggae – så även nu…. Music Is My Salvation tillägnas multiinstrumentalgeniet Kjell Westling som spelar en central roll på albumet. Denna inspelning blev Westlings sista innan han plötsligt gick bort hösten 2010.” Patrik Sandberg, Orkester Journalen

 

 

 

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