Seim, Trygve / Helsinki Songs
Album: Helsinki Songs   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Seim, Trygve   Added:Sep 2018
Label:Ecm Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-10-08 Pull Date: 2018-12-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 9 Nov 11 Nov 4
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2018: Music Casserole
Sorrow March
3. Nov 02, 2018: Old fart At play
Randalusian Folk Song
2. Nov 08, 2018: A Night on the Roof
Randalusian Folk Song

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-10-04
Reviewed: 2018-09-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Written mostly in the grand Finnish capital, Helsinki Songs' eleven ethereal compositions quietly reflect the moody, autumnal characteristics of their surroundings. To serve the songs and their heightened sense of time and space, Seim brings together the playfully inventive band to deliver a rich, rippling cascade of melodies, often hazy, often fleeting, yet serenely lasting to the introspective fore.
If You Like: Paul McCandless, Jane Ira Bloom, Keith Jarrett, Yelena Eckemoff
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Sol’s Song (6:03) – piano starts> slow jam swings to midtempo> pause> slow fade
2/ Helsinki Song (7:54) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
3/ New Beginning (7:03) – sax starts> slow jam> pause> slow jam> slow fade
4/ Ciaccona Per Embrik (6:00) – sax starts> slow jam> slow fade
*5/ Birthday Song ( For Mats Eilerts) (5:59) – piano starts slow & hesitant> slow jam> slow fade
*6/ Sorrow March (7;53) – sax strts> slow & haunting jam> beautiful piano solo> crescendo & fade
7/ Nocturne (4;48) – bass stats slow & steady< slow jam> slow fade
*8/ Randalusian Folk Song (7:08) – drums start> midtempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
9/ Katya’s Dream (4:37) – sax starts> slow jam> slow fade
10/ Morning Song (3:43) – sax starts> slow jam> slow fade
*11/ Yes Please Both (2:41) - bass starts> midtempo off-kilter jam with plaintive sax over the top> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Sol's Song   6. Sorrow March
2. Helsinki Song   7. Nocturne
3. New Beginning   8. Randalusian Folk Song
4. Ciaccona Per Embrik   9. Katya's Dream
5. Birthday Song (For Mats Eilerts)   10. Morning Song
  11. Yes Please Both