Trygve Seim / Frode Haltli: Yeraz
Trygve Seim and Frode Haltli have collaborated often over the years, and Frode is also a member of Trygve’s “Sangam” ensemble. But the flexible duo format has provided a particularly useful forum for the exploration of the most divergent music – from the Armenian folk song that gives the album its title to free play, from Gurdjieff to Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song”, and new and old tunes by Trygve – as well as the exploration of sound, the plangent cry of the sax against the accordion’s breathing reeds.
The Seim/Haltli duo has been a popular touring unit in recent seasons: this is the first, eagerly-anticipated, recorded documentation of its music.
Trygve Seim – soprano and tenor saxophone
Frode Haltli – accordion
Waits for Waltz
ECM Records (press reactions and background info)