song-oriented Scandinavian jazz with poetry
Finnish-Swedish poetess Edith Södergran lived in the early 1900’s, but her texts still resonate with their delicate and rich imagery. Arosa Ensemble’s pianist Marja Teittinen has now composed ethereal song-oriented jazz to compliment them. The acoustic sextet’s interpretations are marked by the two female singers, elegantly minimal horn embellishments and, of course, the composer’s meditative piano work. The sound is clear and airy.