Manfred Eicher, the man behind the illustrious German label ECM, has produced a number of Langeland’s releases, including her critically acclaimed album The Magical Forest. Her music can be described as clean sounding with hypnotising rhythm and a soundscape of many nuances. The music the trio will perform spans many centuries and genres, and not least, the spiritual realm and that of nature.
Langeland’s co-musicians are among Scandinavia’s finest, with saxophonist Trygve Seim and Finnish drummer Markku Ounaskari having both worked with her for many years. Together they have developed a fine-tuned sound. Seim is a highly sought after and talented performer, due to release a new album on ECM entitled Helsinki Songs with his own band this autumn. Ounaskari is one of Finland’s most well recognised and respected jazz musicians. He has worked together with a large number of international greats such as Tomasz Stanko, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler and Norway’s own Petter Molvær.
Line-up: Sinikka Langeland – vocals, kantele; Trygve Seim – saxophone, Markku Ounaskari – drums