'Cecilie Grundt & Vigleik Storaas' is the new album of Norwegian saxophonist Cecilie Grundt and the award-winning pianist Vigleik Storaas. The album was recorded at Øra Studio in February and released 21 October 2022 on Grundt Records, as the first release on this new label! The album consists of seven classic jazz songs.
ABOUT THIS ALBUM
Cecilie Grundt and Vigleik Storaas met at the Music Conservatory in Trondheim in 2015, and have since been collaborating in several projects, above all in Cecilie Grundt Quartet. The band released their critically acclaimed album ‘Order and Chaos’ in 2020, consisting of eight original compositions. On their new album, this duo go straight to the heart of the Great American Songbook and jazz standards, the common tongue of the jazz tradition.
In their own words: “This album is unlike any other recording that we have done before because it is our first album consisting entirely of classic jazz songs. The album represents something that many people can relate to because it interprets familiar songs. Our main focus was to get the creative energy from spontaneous interplay, and for that reason some of the songs begin with a free-flow improvisation instead of the melody“.
1 Beatrice / Sam Rivers
2 Four / Miles Davis
3 Stella by Starlight / Victor Young
4 All The Things You Are / Jerome Kern
5 Rhythm-A-Ning / Thelonious Monk
6 Body and Soul / Johnny Green
7 Night and Day / Cole Porter
Recorded 12 February, 2022 by Jo Ranheim at Øra Studio, Trondheim
Mixed by Jo Ranheim at Øra Studio, Trondheim
Mastered by Jacob Schjødt Worm at Finland Studio, Aarhus
Artwork design by Nina Eide Holtan
Photography and video by Juliane Schütz
Produced by Cecilie Grundt
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