Music Is My Salvation
Â Percussionist/composer Per Tjernbergâ€™s first album on Country & Eastern is actually his 12th album as a leader. He continues his later development using a large ensemble of great improvisers and a more jazz influenced expression. Multi-instrument genius Kjell Westling plays a central role on the album that turned out to be his last recording before his rather sudden demise in the fall of 2010. Release on september 26 2011, but we have a release party at El Mundo on tuesday september 27 at 6 p.m.
â€śMusic Is My Salvationâ€ť contains music that shifts kaleidoscopically and often takes surprisng turns around what Tjernberg calls â€śvertical horizonsâ€ť â€“ the only thing that stays constant is that it defies categorization into â€śstyleâ€ť or â€śgenreâ€ť, even if advance listeners has detected elements that might have their source in Tjernbergs wideranging musical tastes such as Harry Partch, Alice Coltrane, Phil Spectors arranger Jack Nietzche, Santeria-drumming, Hermeto Pascoal, Frank Zappa, Garth Hudsons work with The Band, Herbie Hancocks Mwandishi-group, The Art Ensemble Of Chicagos use of â€ślittle instrumentsâ€ť and of course Igor Stravinsky, whose â€śMiniatureâ€ť (the only composition not penned by TJernberg) nods to Tjernbergs life-long obsession with Stravinskys music in general, and the score for â€śPetroushkaâ€ť in particular (as some listeners might find evident in the two-part â€śPythagoras Suiteâ€ť that opens the album)