OJ-prenumerant 149:- (ord pris 189:-)
On “en ny dag”, Martin Tingvall gives listeners a look into a new facet of his musical cosmos. Having lined up success after success with the Tingvall Trio, even on an international scale, and recently topping the Jazz Charts at No. 1 with “Vägen” along with a ranking in the Pop Charts, critics awarded the trio the ECHO JAZZ “Ensemble of the Year, National” prize in both 2010 and 2012. Fans followed up in 2012 by honoring the group with the audience prize, ECHO JAZZ “Live Act of the Year”. Currently splitting his time between Hamburg, Germany and the south of Sweden, on “en ny dag” the pianist turns to miniature musical scenes that could be appropriately summarized under the heading ‘mind movies’. His compositions calmly take their time, the listener is stolen away by Tingvall to moods that we all have in us. Melancholy, joyful, sublime or ‘enchanted’ – moments of recollection that the composer lets pass by. At this point Martin Tingvall views his solo playing expressly as a dialog with the listener. “It’s something completely different when one person tells a story rather than three telling it at the same time,” is how he outlines the different approach to his atmospheric compositions taken here. Martin ‘paints’ personal perceptions: hoisting the Swedish flag on the holiday marking midsummer, fighting off an insufferably eager mosquito, or the power blackout during a concert in Harare, Zimbabwe. Equally poignant: the pain of parting ways, the wistfulness after an evening’s last dance, or the deep feeling of happiness that can be awakened when watching children sleep.
“en ny dag” (‘A New Day’) forms a time cycle between two nights: it starts with a falling star and ends with the Big Dipper constellation. Striking themes and melodies reflecting Martin Tingvall’s compositional style emerge to be clearly heard within these musical chapters. Already embedded in our heads at a first listening, the mental compass points at the sway of Scandinavian folk music. Yet Martin Tingvall sets off in new directions for his playing, too: paths modeled more strongly on classical music and composers like Grieg, Bach or Chopin. Mother Nature in Scandinavia with its remote solitude is echoed here in the pieces’ great tranquility; the pianist’s origins are more present in his music than ever before.