Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle “Morpho” (2009)

Personnel:
Gunhild Seim – trp
Arild Hoem – alto sax
Odd Børge Sagland – marimba, perc
John Lilja – bass
Dag Magnus Narvesen – drums

“Gunhild Seim is now among the kingdom’s most interesting trumpet players. She does not follow somebody’s footsteps – she has a message of her own, both as composer, bandleader and soloist”
Tor Hammerø, Nettavisen

“The description modern chamber jazz covers much of the music on this album, but there are also tunes/arrangements that creates more bustle and temperature in the chamber, and gives the excellent band chances to kick themselves out of the meditative moods that Seim seems to enjoy so much. (…) A positive step forward that fulfills expectations, from an artist who is seriously on her way to establishing herself as an original voice in the multi-faceted Norwegian jazz landscape”
Terje Mosnes, Dagbladet

“With a varied palette, the band paints ten tracks in a varied dynamic landscape filled with exciting ideas”
Stephan Meidell, Bergens Tidende

«A great mix of the melodic and the more experimental»
Helge Ottesen, Varden

«An uncanningly expressive player somewhat reminiscent of Kenny Wheeler, Seim has crafted intriguing vehicles for improvisation like the angular «Palindrom», the dreamy «Blue Morpho» and the wildly adventurous «Gigue»»
Jazztimes (USA)

«Enigmatic and meaningful. Gunhild Seim’s fusion of «jungle music», free jazz and classical makes her one of the most interesting musicians of our time.»
Erling Wicklund, NRK

«Light and substantial, varied and coherent, simple and complex, and with a great mix of subtle and contrasting tastes.»
Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz

«Seim matches intensity and adventurous improvisation (…) with nuanced, melodic lines of chamber jazz that are identified with the ECM style of nordic jazz, all fused into organic, collective interplay (…) an original, creative composer with an impressive musical language»
Eyal Hareuveni, Allaboutjazz.com

“Everybody in Time Jungle are delightful listening on this diverse album (…) “Morpho” is one of the year’s finest albums.”
Roald Helgheim, Dagsavisen

“With her second CD Morpho she strongly positions herself on the center stage of jazz with a clear and mature music, deeply founded in the jazz history (…) but with a carefully updated tonality and thoroughly prepared orchestral thinking for the world’s presumably smallest jungle orchestra”
Bjarne Søloft, Jazznytt

Releases

Morpho (2009)

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