The Gori Project
Label: Self Produced
Far (Blandt Graner); Orange; Turns; Indigo; Make No Gaps; The Blues in You; Beyond (Criticism and Praise); Courage.
Additional Personnel / Information
Eunhee Choi; gayageum
Coming just after the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea, The Gori Project brings together 2 renowned traditional South Korean musicians with 3 of Denmark’s most established jazz performers. Led by Danish bassist & composer Torben Westergaard, the album fuses together two diverse sets of instruments, styles, harmonies & melodies into a new cultural expression. Marking his 13th album as a bandleader, Westergard’s electric bass grooves and atmospheric synth lay the foundation alongside two very different percussionists: the driving jazz-pop-sensibilities of Jacob Andersen and that of Byunggil Choi, traditional Korean music specialist. These three voices underpin the shimmering, filmic lines of Nordic trumpeter René Damsbak and the traditional zither-like gayagum playing from Eunhee Choi. The result: a deeply intriguing set of music which seems to effortlessly mix and meld the two styles and make it its own.
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