The Norwegian group
”FLUKT” (soaring) lends Music wings.
The players literally
radiate true musicianship, an energetic intensity and a spirit of sorts,
which gives the listener a hard time sitting still. Their Music resembles
a good game of chess, where elements of surprise and unconventional
imaginative abilities beat the conventional and sturdy. The inspirational
sources are many; Scandinavian as well as Gaelic folk Music, religious
tunes and specially written compositions form a vital and living totality
with a strong and personal identity.
fiddle and Hardanger fiddle
Heidi Skjerve vocal
... from Rennebu in Sør-Trøndelag. She is now a graduate after four års studier ved jazzlinja ved Musikkonservatoriet i Trondheim. Gjorde utveksling ved Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm høsten 2001. Er å regne som “up-and coming” innen den nye generasjonen improvisasjonssangere, og har allerede sunget med flere store navn innen jazzmiljøet, bl.a. John Pål Inderberg, Vigleik Storås, Bjørn Alterhaug, Ståle Storløkken, Tor Yttredal, Mattias Windemo og Trondheim Jazzorkester under ledelse av Birger Schulsbruck. Heidi Skjerve kvartett, som spiller akustisk vokaljazz med utgangspunkt i egne låter og “standards”, deltar i “finalen” i årets “Jazzintro”.
Erlend Skomsvoll harmonium
... is known by Norwegians as an arranger/composer as much as a piano player. Throughout the years he he has developed a rhythmically and melodically very distinct style, which has made him today's hottest arranger when Norwegian pop and jazz artists go symphonic. At the Molde International Jazz Festival in July 2000, Skomsvoll arranged and conducted a successful concert of Chick Corea's music with big band "Trondheim Jazz Orchestra", featuring Chick Corea himself as soloist. Corea had given Skomsvoll a free hand with the music, and was so surprised and delighted by the result that he later went on a 2001-tour of Norway with Skomsvoll and the band. Skomsvoll managed to match his own success when he carried out a similar project with Pat Metheny in Molde the following summer.
In COME SHINE Skomsvoll's piano playing is inspired by Count Basie, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans.
Flukt would like to
extend special thanks to the following persons for their help and
specifications Øivind Farmen
specifications Sturla Eide