New CD/Download from OUR Recordings – Palle Mikkelborg “Going to pieces without falling apart” – Concerto for Harp, Recorder, String Orchestra

Concerto for Harp, Recorder and String Orchestra (2004/2012)

Helen Davies · Harp | Michala Petri · Recorder | South Jutland Symphony Orchestra | Henrik Vagn Christensen · Conductor
Palle Mikkelborg · Trumpet
The dawn chorus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04.21
Morning Raga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03.01
Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05.23
The African girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03.43
A summer nightfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02.03
Chanting monks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05.28
Gentle summer rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01.36
A spiritual carousel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05.46
A golden mystery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02.54
The Chinese girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02.07
Lullabies while the adults are talking . . . 06.18
Shadow Waltz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03.23
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 09.01
Total: 55.10

Catalogue No: 6.220607 UPC: 747313160761
After a long absence, jazz patriarch Palle Mikkelborg, one of the undisputed founders of the Nordic Sound, returns with a full-length composition featuring the artistry of Helen Davies (harp), Michala Petri (recorder) and the strings of the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henrik Vagn Christensen. Conceived as a deeply personal “Ein Heldenleben” of sorts, Mikkelborg’s “Going To Pieces – Without Falling Apart” takes us on a journey through the “over-tones, where we all recognize each other’s deepest desires despite our more earth-bound differences.”

With more than a hundred published credits and a lifetime of extraordinary collaborations with the greatest creative musicians of the 20th including Gil Evans, Terje Rypdal, Ian Garbarek, Gary Peacock, Shankar, Don Cherry, George Russell, Dexter Gordon, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and Bill Evans, not to mention his seminal Grammy award winning composition for Miles Davis, “Aura”, Mikkelborg is unquestionably one of the most influential and visionary voices in contemporary music. “Going To Pieces…” reflects his life-long journey, through the sonic realms of progressive jazz, contemporary classical and world music idioms.

The recording concludes with a special Bonus Track; “Afterthoughts” – a live improvisation on themes from “Going To Pieces…” featuring Mikkelborg’s trumpet and live electronics sensitively manipulated by master producer Thomas Li, the whole project, lovingly captured by Denmark’s wizard of sound, Preben Iwan.

GoingToPieces Without Falling Apart - Press Release
GoingToPieces Without Falling Apart - Press Release
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