Delirium: Green Side Up (ILK 172 CD)
Kasper Tranberg – trumpet, cornet
Mikko Innanen – alto, baritone and soprano saxophones
Jonas Westergaard – bass
Stefan Pasborg – drums
Listening to the music of DELIRIUM feels like an exciting journey, delving headlong
into the multi-faceted jazz from the northern latitudes. The group, consisting of four
leading figures of the European jazz and improvised music scene, three
Danes and a Finn; four genuine musical trailblazers of their generation.
“Green Side Up” is their third release, and a follow-up to two
critically acclaimed DELIRIUM CDs: ‘’Delirium’’ (Fiasko Records, 2002) and
‘’Eclexistence’’ (TUM Records, 2005).
‘’Green Side Up’’ was recorded in Copenhagen in the autumn of 2009 after an exceptionally
fruitful period for the group, following North American and European tours
with performances at such prestigious festivals as The Rochester
International Jazz Festival and The Vancouver Jazz Festival.
“Green Side Up’’ features ten original compositions by Innanen, Tranberg
and Westergaard and brings out a fresh, new perspective of group interplay –
an interplay that has been groomed over 12 years of playing together. Tonal
fireworks, haunting melodies, locked-in grooves, far-out abstractions,
percussive explosions, solid swing, a deep and heartfelt feeling of the
blues; the soulful essence of the musical expression of DELIRIUM.
photos: Maarit Kytöharju