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ORD: Hemligheter pa vagen (Havtorn Records)

Inspired by the memoir from Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, this first album from the ORD quintet uses text from Tranströmer and original work from pianist & composer Karin Johansson and vocalist Jenny Willén, with trombonist Niclas Rhyd, reedist Gunnel Samuelsson and bassist Hasse Westling, in an exquisite set of introspective songs that bridge composed and improvised forms.
 

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Karin Johansson-piano, prepared piano, composition, arrangements

Jenny Willen-vocals, voice

Niclas Rydh-trombone

Gunnel Samuelsson-bass clarinet, tenor saxophone

Hasse Westling-double bass


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UPC: 7320407252178

Label: Havtorn Records
Catalog ID: HR066
Squidco Product Code: 34810

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden, by Oskar Johnsen Rydh.

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"ORD was formed a few years ago, and Hemligheter pa vagen (Secrets on the way) is the band's first album.

There is a text of Tranströmer's from the short memoir 'Memories Look at Me' that has inspired Karin particularly for this album: "I acarry inside myself my earlier faces, as a tree contains its rings. The sum of them is me. The mirror sees only my latest face, while I know all my previous ones." I look at the photo of the album cover. It pictures a girl in a doorway. She looks straight into the camera. It is an image of Karin Johansson when ten years old.

We carry all our different ages and memories with us, they walk next to us each day, but there are gaps between moments of recognition. Karin Johansson and her four fellow musicians are listening in with a finely tuned presence. They help us on the receiving end to stop, see, and simply listen. And I can't help wondering what the poet and pianist Transtromer would have been thinking or feeling if he had been able to sit in on their conversation."-Havtorn


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Artist Biographies

"Karin Johansson" pianist / composer / accordionist. Improvised music / experimental / jazz / music for theatre and contemporary dance."

-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/karinjohansson)
6/10/2024

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"Jenny Willén is a singer and a composer from Gothenburg, Sweden. She has gotfine reviews for her penetrating way of making lyrics, then combining them withmusic, and for the way she captures the audience at concerts.Jenny Willén Kvartett became an eleven year project (1994-2005),with lyrics in Swedish and a traditional Scandinavian way of singing, also withinfluences of jazz and blues. The quartet made two records, produced by PärEdwardson and recorded in Apparat Studios (Zebra Art Records/Naxos)Påtår (=Another cup of coffee) (2001) and Nu börjar det roliga (=Now the fun begins) (2004)

Jenny Willén's work includes music and lyric for choirs as well as music for smaller ensembles like Gothenburg Chamber Soloists, the ensemble with whom she had an exciting project, Medan månen ser på (=While the moon is watching) in 2010.

Jenny Willén also worked as a columnist in newspaper GP and streetpaper Faktum."

-Jenny Willen Website (https://jennywillen.wordpress.com/10-2/)
6/10/2024

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Niclas Rydh is a Swedish trombonist. He is known for the groups:Bohuslän Big Band, Boplicity, Composer's Big Fun, Curt-Eric Holmquist Big Band, Jazz I Lerum All Star Band, Johan Borgström Septet, Lasse Lindgren Big Constellation, Mats Eklöf Octet, Peoria Jazzband, Sir Galtfrids Trombones, Tommy Kotter Unit, ORD

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1316573-Niclas-Rydh)
6/10/2024

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Gunnel Samuelsson is a Swedish reeds player, known for the groups Damorkestern, The Prophets, and ORD.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1201240-Gunnel-Samuelsson)
6/10/2024

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Hasse Westling is a Swedish bassist from the Greater Gothenburg Metropolitan Area, known for the groups ORD & Jazz Preachers.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/4019535-Hasse-Westling)
6/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. April och tystnad 05:15

2. Som att du sovit lange 03:32

3. Hemligheter pa vagen 04:33

4. Vinterns formler 04:22

5. Blind fear 04:24

6. Tradet och skyn 06:17

7. Minnena ser mig 04:28

8. Fran mars -79 07:10 9. Just a second from now 05:44

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