Nymark Collective with Kristin Asbjørnsen: Bessie Smith revisited
2008 Sonet, Universal music
About the album
In 2005 Molde Intern Jazzfestival invited Nymark Collective to to a special concert with Kristin Asbjørnsen based on the Bessie Smith Repertoir. The response was overwhelming and the concert was followed by a lot of concerts the last two years. In 2008 Nymark Collective and Kristin released the live album “Bessie Smith Revisited – live in Concert”.
Singer Kristin Asbjørnsen meets Nymark Collective means up-to-date New Orleans music. They go perfectly together with Asbjørnsens distinctive voice. The band presents creative funky beats mixing sensuality into their jazzy tunes. The harmonic sound image alongside traditional jazz makes for an exciting and pleasant experience.
Nymark Collective is:
Kåre Nymark trumpet, Tord Gustavsen piano, Mats Eilertsen bass, Kenneth Ekornes drums
A live recording shedding new light on the songs of legendary jazz and blues singer Bessie Smith was released in 2008 by singer Kristin Asbjørnsen and the quartet Nymark Collective. Sensual, groovy, melancholy moods – performed by some of Norway’s finest musicians with one of the most fascinating vocalists on today’s music scene. For more information, turn to www.myspace.com/nymarkcollective