Back in 2011 I played on an album by Solfrid Molland called Katedral for Tapte Drømmer (with Jo Skaansar, Pascal De Loutchek and musicians from Taraf de Haidouks . It was released on the record label Kirkelig Kulturverksted (KKV) and in the following period we played a lot of concerts around Norway with Solfrid’s band. It’s been a while since we played, but the other day Solfrid phoned me up again and a week later we were recording another album!
This time around the band consists of Mats Eilertsen on bass, Torbjørn Økland on guitar and myself on trumpet, as well as Solfrid Molland herself on piano and vocals. Violinist Nils Økland will also be adding some parts. Solfrid’s put together a bunch of tunes in a familiar landscape but with some really fresh and beautiful melodies and ideas. The recording was done in Jakobskirka here in Oslo with very a relaxed and open atmosphere, we really had a lovely time and I think the music will reflect this. Erik Hillestad was the producer for this album which will also be released on KKV and the impeccable sound engineering was done by Martin Abrahamsen. Looking forward to releasing this one in a while!