Call for Winter Daniel Herskedal
- 2Call For Winter04:05
- 3Time of Water04:32
- 4The Hunting Golden Eagle04:21
- 5Lynx Tracks01:40
- 6Glacier Hiking03:28
- 7Ice Crystals04:09
- 8The Cliff Nest02:56
- 9Arctic Fox Tracks01:06
- 11The Vernal Equinox01:51
- 12By The Fire02:48
Info for Call for Winter
Call For Winter is an album with a sonorous beauty and majestic flow.
The album builds on the territory mapped in Mistral Noir, the opening track of Herskedal’s first album, Slow Eastbound Train, erecting layers of solo tuba and bass trumpet into an imposing edifice of sound.
Call For Winter was performed by Herskedal during two weeks alone in deepest Norway; a cinematic journey through 12 original compositions manifesting that crystalline landscape and fusing the spirit of jazz with the compositional craft of classical music
Rarely do you hear a musician with such depth, emotive intensity and virtuosity shine whilst simultaneously pushing the boundaries of his instrument to the limit.
“Instead of going to a recording studio I rented a cottage and made my own studio. The cottage is located in Elgå in Norway, where the road stops (literally) in the most southern Sami area between Trondheim and Oslo, close to the Swedish border. I did that to get out of my daily routines, away from noise and city life. I was seeking loneliness – but also open beautiful landscapes in a place where more animals than human beings live and time runs slower. This combination gives plenty of possibilities to find depth, soul and beauty in the music. I stayed there alone for more than two weeks – skiing, composing and recording every night and day. A couple of those days I also joined the local Samis and helped with their reindeer heading (my girlfriend is a reindeer herder in the area).”
Daniel Herskedal is the enigmatic master of sound and sonorous beauty. His music ebbs and flows with utter grace and poise, perfectly fusing the spirit of jazz with the compositional craft of classical music. Seldom do you hear a musician with such depth, emotive intensity and virtuosity shine whilst simultaneously pushing the boundaries of his instrument to the limit. The cinematic scope of his music is obvious in the way he conjures landscapes in his compositions (as is evident in his elemental trilogy of album Slow Eastbound Train, The Roc and Voyage) and has led to his work on soundtracks, including the gorgeous arrangement for tuba of ‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)’ for the multi-nominated, Brad Pitt produced, 2019 film The Last Black Man in San Francisco) – which had similar sound ideas to this album.
Daniel’s also been Commissioned for and soloist with BBC Concert Orchestra, LJF 2016, the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, Oslo Jazz Festival 2018, the Russian Patrarchate choir of Moscow and he’s won the Norwegian Grammy with Marja Mortensson 2019.
Daniel Herskedal, tuba, bass trumpet
Recorded by Daniel Herskedal at Elgstuggu, Elgå, Norway
Mixed by August Wanngren at Virkeligheden
Mastered by Thomas Eberger at Stockholm Mastering
Norwegian tubist and composer Daniel Herskedal is educated at the Conservotory of music in Trondheim (bachelor degree) and Copenhagen (master’s degree). He is now based in Oslo, and work as a freelancer in several bands and projects, such as City Stories, Listen, Magic Pocket, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Jens Carelius. He’s also the tuba teacher at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Herskedal released his first CD as a bandleader and composer June 2010, named City Stories.
This album contains no booklet.