Out of Silence

Mathilde Grooss Viddal // FriEnsemblet ft. Naïssam Jalal

Out Of Silence - Mathilde Grooss Viddal

Peace 03:58
Parfois c'est plus fort que toi 11:01
Silence 02:17
Out of Silence 12:23
Animal Farm I 04:12
Animal Farm II 02:57
Animal Farm III 02:21
Frontières 03:30
Tribute to the Syrian Revolution 04:07
Nomades 09:42

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.

They thought that the bullets would silence us, but they failed. And out of that silence came thousands of voices. Weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born.’  – Malala Yousafzai
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) Flute, Voice
Mathilde Grooss Viddal Soprano & Tenor Saxophones, Bass & Contrabass Clarinet
Dag Stiberg Alto Saxophone
Per Willy Aaserud Trumpet, Electronics
Eivind Lønning Trumpet
Øyvind Brække Trombone
Britt Pernille Frøholm Hardanger Fiddle, Violin
Tellef Kvifte Electronics, Laptop, Rhodes, Piano, Grand Piano
Safaa Al-Saadi Darbouka
Sattar Al-Saadi Darbouka, Riq
Knut Kvifte Nesheim Drums, Vibraphone
Siv Øyunn Kjenstad Drums, Vocal
Ellen Brekken Double Bass

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

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