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Monograph
Nils Okland
Monograph
Genre: Jazz
 
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First ECM solo album from the Norwegian violinist who has gained many friends for his work with the Christian Wallumr d Ensemble. Okland's solo music is strongly inspired by the rich Norwegian fiddle tradition and its fr...  more »

     
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All Artists: Nils Okland
Title: Monograph
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 4/7/2009
Album Type: Import
Genre: Jazz
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 602517924321, 0602517924321

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First ECM solo album from the Norwegian violinist who has gained many friends for his work with the Christian Wallumr d Ensemble. Okland's solo music is strongly inspired by the rich Norwegian fiddle tradition and its freedom, variation and individuality, yet what he plays is not purely 'folk music' rather a reinvention of folk forms, with free improvisation and contemporary composition also powerful influences. The 'personality' of the instruments themselves is also an inspiration: on the track Monograph Okland makes the most of the 'drone' qualities of the viola d'amore and the Hardanger fiddle (he plays both old and modern models) as well as an old violin from 1700, in a recital of subtle and melodic invention.

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