“Slow Snow” explores the shift between intimacy and detachment, tension and lightness, surreality and reality, utilizing many different sounds and textures, focusing on the calm before the storm, the space that provides air to breathe. A warm lyricism develops from deep within the soul of these pieces. With “Slow Snow” Brunborg has created an impressively soulful ACT debut album that shows him as a great composer, saxophonist and pianist.
Still waters run deepOn a per-capita basis, no other country in the world spawns more top-class jazz musicians than Norway. Jan Garbarek is the guiding star, but it was also the second generation born in the 60s that helped "Nordic Jazz" to global notoriety: Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, Geir Lysne, Eivind Aarset and saxophonist Tore Brunborg. Although highly respected in the Norwegian jazz scene, Brunborg has until now been known internationally as a sideman, however this year, the 54 year-old brings out his own international release, his ACT debut "Slow Snow".The fact that he has not stepped into the limelight until now may be due to Brunborg's unassuming and halcyon character. He grew up in the introspective and placid Voss, a town of 7000 inhabitants on the banks of Lake Vangsvatnet just north of the cit...line up
Music composed and produced by Tore Brunborg
Recorded January 3 - 5, 2014 by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway
Mixed and mastered by Ulf Holand at Holand Sound, Oslo, Norway
Cover art by Olafur Eliasson, Seven blue movie, 2010, ACT Art Collection