|Parfois c'est plus fort que toi
|Out of Silence
|Animal Farm I
|Animal Farm II
|Animal Farm III
|Tribute to the Syrian Revolution
The 5th FriEnsemblet album,“Out of Silence”, features the great French/Syrian flute player Naïssam Jalal. The music consists of a mix of Arabic and Norwegian contemporary jazz music composed by Jalal and Viddal.
Mathilde Grooss Viddal and Naïssam Jalal met for the first time in Paris in 2015, after Viddal heard Naïssam on the Norwegian Radioshow “Jungeltelegrafen” and immediately made contact. They met for the second time on stage at the National Jazzscene of Norway. This record consists of the three concerts they performed together with FriEnsemblet at National Jazzscene, Bø Jazzklubb and Kampenjazz, Norway in 2015/16.
The cover art is by Naïssam’s father; the French/Syrian painter Ibrahim Jalal. The title for this recording was inspired by Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. Human rights, equality, freedom of speech cannot be taken for granted. This is our voice. Fred, سَلام Salam, Peace.
På dette overraskende live-album kolliderer jazz med arabisk musik, så det slår gnister - Pokkers interessant verdensmusik med smukke og melankolske melodier af en annen verden.
- Tina Paulsen Christensen, Jazz Special/Denmark
|Naïssam Jalal (Special Guest)
|Mathilde Grooss Viddal
|Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Bass & Contrabass Clarinet
|Per Willy Aaserud
|Britt Pernille Frøholm
|Hardanger Fiddle, Violin
|Electronics, Laptop, Rhodes, Piano, Grand Piano
|Knut Kvifte Nesheim
|Siv Øyunn Kjenstad
Jalal’s beautiful flute solo soars over a gently rumbling percussion like a dove of peace. The extracts from Malala’s speech echo back into the earlier parts of the suite and resonate as a meditation on the possibility of peace in an antagonistic world.
- Chris Baber, Jazz Views