This is the kind of music that I like the most. It is pure improvisational with no ego involved. I wish I could play this music all the time." --Airto Moreira
For me, making this music felt like stepping into an enchanted parallel reality. The extreme awareness between us gave me a feeling similar to being hypnotized, while the music basically found its paths by itself." --Jacob Anderskov
Ears to the Ground is an epic and poetic duet between Jacob Anderskov on piano and Airto Moreira on percussion, drums and vocal. A meeting of two strong music makers from very different backgrounds, with a direct and intuitive interaction. The music transcends categories and styles, and is maybe mostly about presence, sensibility and a way of approaching life. At the same time, it seems like the duo has created a situation around the two musicians that brings forth the best in each of them, and brings them to places they have not been before.
Airto Moreira needs no further introduction. More than anybody else he has had a defining role for the use of percussion in Western music. He met Jacob Anderskov in Denmark in 2005, and they instantly agreed to work together when the chance arose. This album documents the result of the 2006 meeting.
Anderskov’s carrier is skyrocketing these years. This duo album naturally continues and expands the musical and artistic thread in his production so far. Yet his meeting with Airto has unique characteristics, and will probably reach an even broader audience than his earlier works. It is no bad place for new listeners to start.
Jacob Anderskov & Airto Moreira
Ears to the Ground
ILK Records (ILK143CD)
- In the air
- Ears to th e ground
- We are ready
- Out of ha nd
All music by Jacob Anderskov and Airto Moreira
Total time: 52.34