Daniel Herskedal - Voyage
Powerful music in the cathedral
The magnificent timbre and punch Daniel Herskedal has developed with his tuba, from his debut with tre trad-band Dixi, has established the moldensian as a leading instrumentalist internationally. Witth a box-fresh record in his luggage, and one of his big sources of inspiration as a travel companion, Oud-player Maher Mahmoud, it is only natural for Moldejazz to take him back for a concert in the cathedral where he had great success with «Slow eastbound train» in 2015
Daniel comes to Molde cathedral with his regular ensemble – and in addition the faboulous syrian Oud-player Maher Mahmoud. Viola-player Bergmund Waal Skaslien, percussionist Helge Norbakken and pianist Eyolf Dale, completes a rich ensemble that can evoke tones and atmospheres from the fervently beautiful to the dramatic and powerful. The music has a distinct flavour of the middle east, but inspiration from other parts of the world also play into a rich musikal expression.
Daniels new release on british Edition Records is called Voyage. This is starting point of much of what we will hear in the cathedral. The album is released in March, and allaboutjazz.com writes in their review: «Herskedal is a musician and composer of extraordinary ability who is pushing the boundaries of his instrument to the limit. Voyage emerges as Daniel’s definitive statement so far, merging awe-inspiring beauty with a refreshingly original sound. The music is supremely melodic, tinged with rythmical flare and bvibrant colors»
This smells like a home-team-win in the cathedral Friday night in the cathedral.
Daniel Herskedal: Tuba and bass trumpet
Bergmund Waal Skaslien: Viola
Eyolf Dale: Piano
Helge Norbakken: Percussion
Guest: Maher Mahmoud: Oud