The Nature of Connections

Moving, spatial, ancient yet somehow instinctively of the now, this latest album of Sweden-based Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen’s (following on from the tantalising Places of Worship) was handsomely recorded at Oslo’s famed Rainbow studio, and is filled mainly by tunes written individually or collectively by Henriksen’s band members violinist Nils Økland, cellist Svante Henryson, violinist Gjermund Larsen, double bassist Mats Eilertsen, and The Door drummer Audun Kleive, Henriksen composing the opener. Lilting, almost Celtic on Larsen’s ‘Hambopolskavalsen’, it’s a flexible music grounded in meditative respect, the aching fractured cry in the night of Henriksen on ‘Aceh’ a talismanic presence. SG
Henriksen appears as part of Imogen Heap’s One Man Band event in the Roundhouse, London at Reverb on 22 August