Sinikka Langeland Group | The Land That Is Not | ECM 2210



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Sinikka Langeland Group | The Land That Is Not | ECM 2210
ECM 2210September 2011

Sinikka Langeland: vocal, kantele
Arve Henriksen: trumpet
Trygve Seim: soprano and tenor saxophones
Anders Jormin: double-bass
Markku Ounaskari: drums

Further adventures at the interstices of folk music and jazz-rooted improvisation, as Sinikka Langeland takes the work begun on the much praised “Starflowers” to the next level. As the Irish Times’s Ray Comiskey noted of the earlier disc: “Sinikka Langeland is a gifted folk singer, but not one stifled by tradition. Her ability to work seamlessly with jazz musicians, as she does so memorably here, is part of the reason for the success of this marriage of folk, jazz and poetry. (…) Individually and collectively, the quintet is superb, Henriksen and Seim play brilliantly off the voice and each other, while the group catches a variety of moods persuasively; they can groove with understated power (…)” All of this applies with equal pertinence to “The Land That Is Not”.