SCCD 33126 IRENE BECKER & AVIAJA LUMHOLT “Magic Mystery Moon”
Denmark’s outstanding keyboardist/pianist/composer Irene Becker first entered in media’s limelight as a charter member of the one of the first women rock band in Denmark back in the 70s. Irene has since been a central figure in the Danish contemporary music scene as composer/performer and as an essential member of the famed New Jungle Orchestra led by her colleague/husband Pierre Dørge.
Here on her new album Irene showcases her mettle as arranger/composer adding Greenlandic singer Aviaja Lumholt’s voice to create a unique musical universe.
American cornetist Kirk Knuffke, the winner of the 2015 DownBeat “Rising Star” award makes a guest appearance in one of the tracks.
IRENE BECKER piano, keyboards
AVIAJA LUMHOLT vocal
MORTEN CARLSEN tenor saxophone, taragot
PIERRE DØRGE guitar
ANDERS PROVIS drums
KIRK KNUFFKE cornet (on Heart we will forget)
Recorded June & August 2015
1 Heart We Will Forget (Irene Becker/Emily Dickinson) 6:28
2 Morning In The Harbour (Irene Becker) 6:32
3 Magic Mystery Moon (Irene Becker/Ib Michael) 7:37
4 There Will Be None (Irene Becker/Vagn Lundbye) 7:03
5 Kiss Me In Neanderthal (Pierre Dørge) 5:40
6 Spaces And Places (Irene Becker) 4:06
7 Wild Nights (Irene Becker/Emily Dickinson) 6:18
8 Song For Ornette (Irene Becker) 4:15
9 Ubi Zaa (Pierre Dørge) 3:54
10 Aviaja’s Dream (Irene Becker/Aviaja Lumholt) 10:28
Total Playing Time 62:24