Iro Haarla piano, harp Mathias Eick trumpet Trygve Seim tenor and soprano saxophone Ulf Krokfors double-bass Jon Christensen drums
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Six years after the much-loved Northbound"described by All About Jazz as lovely, articulate, river-deep music," a new album of emotionally- powerful ballads from outstanding composer-pianist-harpist Iro Haarla and her remarkable Finnish-Norwegian ensemble.
The line-up is unchanged, likewise the commitment of the players, top-flight improvisers, everyone. Vespers" continues a tradition of musicand a scope feelingthat Iro helped establish in the Far North in her years as composer/arranger/orchestrator for Edward Vesala's bands (and magical ECM recordings including Lumi," Ode To The Death Of Jazz," Invisible Storm" and Nordic Gallery").