Date: Nov 30th, 2012 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

Five years have passed since Norwegian quintet m: Music for a While released its debut, Weill Variations (Grappa, 2007), a collection of fresh, outspoken versions of Kurt Weill songs. Now this dream team band–headed by cabaret diva Tora Augestad, with accordionist m: Stian Carstensen (leader of m: Farmers Market ), trumpeter m: Mathias Eick (from m: Jaga Jazzist and a leader in his own right), tubaist Martin Taxt (from the m: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Koboku Senju) and drummer PA l Hausken (from m: In the Country )–delivers a magnificent chamber jazz transformations of classical repertoire, songs ranging from English Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic eras to the present…

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Music for a While: Graces That Refrain