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Danish guitarist and composer Mark Solborg invited the legendary British saxophonist and improviser Evan Parker to join his trio along with American trumpet player Herb Robertson for an unusual and unique meeting across borders and generations.

Solborg, Mark Trio with Evan Paker & Herb Robertson
The Trees

Solborg, Mark Trio with Evan Paker & Herb Robertson: The Trees (Ilk Music)
Label: Ilk Music    
Released in: Denmark    

"Rustle, blast, scratch and howl. The world is noisy (and a great place to live)... At Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2011 Danish guitarist and composer Mark Solborg invited the legendary British saxophonist and improviser Evan Parker to join his trio and the fabulous american trumpet player Herb Robertson. An unusual and unique meeting across borders and generations was at hand. The group played three exclusive concerts in Copenhagen, one at Århus International Jazzfestival and spent a day in the studio - documenting discoveries made during the concerts. What you hear on The Trees is a selection of what happened that day. Solborg describes the project as an essential peak in his work with improvised music. The extreme collective awareness of all 5 players, and Parkers deeply rooted aproach, gives the music an almost symphonic caracter - like a walk through an arboretum (a botanical garden of trees). This music is not about on eway soliloquies but a conversation between equal musical landscape-architects. Listen carefully and you will find a curious world of views, light and tales within the sounds and shapes carefully molded by these master musicians. British piano player and composer Django Bates par excellence has added the very poetic linernotes on The Trees."-Ilk Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 5706274003796

Label: Ilk Music
Catalog ID: ILK199CD
Squidco Product Code: 17465

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Denmark
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at The Village, Copenhagen by Thomas Vang and Jon Meinild on July 14th, 2011.


Mark Solborg-electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Mats Eilertsen-double bass

Peter Bruun-drums, percussion, kalimba

Herb Robertson-trumpets, voice, kalimba, pump organ

Evan Parker-tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, kalimba, gong

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Track Listing:

1. The Whip 5:51

2. Hophornbeam 5:10

3. Dogwood 2:34

4. Skyraekker No. 1 3:32

5. Oak and the Alder 6:39

6. Skyraekker No. 2 2:05

7. Chestnut and the Woods 7:30

8. Apples, Apples 4:24

9. Dark Boat 4:51

10. Closure 5:19