The drummer and composer from Gothenburg is less a clockmaker than a sound painter, living just as fearlessly and convincingly the courage to tune, Nordic folkloristic influences and his penchant for quiet drumming. He is persuasively supported by his longtime trio with the Finnish pianist and composer Tuomas Turunen and the Stockholm bassist Max Thornberg. Turunen was and still is a discovery in its own right, a classical pianist who at times plays with playfulness, occasionally patronizing, with striking accents. After the string quartet arrangements of "Breathe Out", Emil Brandqvist has now turned to the winds on "Seascapes", and here too he succeeds in an incomparable way to create an atmosphere between lightness (for example the Turunen number "Silloin lennän") and melancholy (as in the opener "Vals"), surprise and magical moments.
The performers include Johan Asplund / flugelhorn, Martin Brandqvist / flutes, clarinet and bass clarinet as well as Nils Börn / clarinet, who, however, are all in the service of the bigger picture and do not stand out soloistically. The final touch was given to "Seascapes" by world-class sound engineer Stefano Amerio at the ARTE SUONO in Udine. Amerio most recently worked for a variety of ECM albums and for SKIP in the last four Tingvall Trio productions. Clarinet and bass clarinet, as well as Nils Börn / clarinet, but all of them are in the service of the larger picture and do not stand out as solo solo acts. The final touch was given to "Seascapes" by world-class sound engineer Stefano Amerio at the ARTE SUONO in Udine. Amerio most recently worked for a variety of ECM albums