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Chiaroscuro [Import]

Arve HenriksenAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 8, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rune Grammofon
  • ASIN: B0002JP4HS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Chiaroscuro is the follow-up to this fantastic trumpet player's debut album, the much acclaimed Sakuteiki from 2001. This time he is joined by drummer Audun Kleive and sound artist Jan Bang to create some very beautiful musical soundscapes where the trumpet is the natural focal point. There's also more room for Arve's wordless singing, sometimes used to stunning effect with Supersilent. As with Sakuteiki, Chiaroscuro is recorded on locations in Norway, but this time in concert situations. The final selections have been chosen by Arve himself and treated and mixed by Jan Bang and Erik Honor‚. The album's title comes from the Italian word meaning light and shade, referring to the technique of using these elements to achieve an illusion of depth in two-dimensional works of art and later in moving pictures, cue the titles of the individual tracks on the album.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arve Henriksen - "Chiaroscuro" January 5, 2006
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Arve Henriksen is without doubt one of Norway's leading instrumentalists, a master of the trumpet. He is also a searching musician, whose investigations have led him to Japanese music, Balinese sounds, Mongolian overtone singing, Sidsel Endresen's vocal sounds, electronics and instruments such as the koto, the biwa and the shakuhachi. The tonal quality of the shakuhachi flute in particular has long been an inspiration for him, giving him a sense of direction in the development of his own sound.

"Chiaroscuro" is the follow-up to the acclaimed "Sakuteiki" of 2001 (RCD2021). BBC Online called it "a thing of rare and compelling beauty, music making as natural and essential as breathing". This time the Norwegian trumpeter is joined by drummer Audun Kleive and sound artist Jan Bang to create some very beautiful musical soundscapes where the trumpet is the natural focal point. There's also more room for Arve's wordless singing, sometimes used to stunning effect with Supersilent.

As with "Sakuteiki", "Chiaroscuro" is recorded on locations in Norway, but this time in concert situations. The final selections have been chosen by Arve himself and treated and mixed by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. The album's title comes, of course, from the Italian word meaning light and shade, referring to the technique of using these elements to achieve an illusion of depth in two-dimensional works of art and later in moving pictures, referenced in the titles of the individual tracks on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a great find October 28, 2012
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Mr Henriksen is able to produce pieces of rare beauty, and coming across his work was a fortunate encounter. I had assumed that Imogen Heap's instrumental piece "Cumulus" was a collaboration with Jon Hassell, however I found later that instead this work was done with Arve Henriksen. I can now also identify the ethereal trumpet work in Trygve Seim's "Sangam" with this same musician. There must be some magic in Norway to produce such a large number of important musicians in the "jazz" world, all associated with Manfred Eicher's ECM label -- Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Tryge Seim, Arve Henriksen, Jon Christensen, and others. We are fortunate that they are able to transcend much of the more traditional jazz pieces and create great works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars further timeless artistry from Arve Henriksen... July 7, 2008
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For his second album, Arve Henriksen chose to work with Jan Bang (livesampling and other samples) and Audun Kleive (drums, percussion) in a trio setting. The music here is still meditative at times (see Sakuteiki), but with a broader audio palette - the contributions of the other two players are stunning, especially in some of the sensitive improvisational passages. Henriksen's vocals continue to evolve - his range is incredible, at times leading the listener to think there's a female singer on the recording. Bang's sampling never ventures into the area of `noise' - he brings sounds into the mix from outside sources, looping them and altering them into unrecognizable but completely appropriate entities, as well as taking samples from the ongoing performances of Henriksen and Kleive, re-coloring and re-shaping them and putting them back into the mix. Kleive's work is a wonder (he was also a member of Terje Rypdal's fine band, The Chasers, back in the 80s) - his drumming is subtle, never heavy-handed...and least of all, predictable. He brings all sorts of percussive elements into play, shading and shaping his sound to reflect and expand the work of the other two and the sound of the trio as a whole.

At times, Henriksen's trumpet asserts itself in a way more `expected' - as it does toward the end of the second track, `bird's-eye-view' - but as if to remind the listener that this is not meant to be a `jazz setting', `chiaro' opens with some delicate percussion from Kleive, with Arve's voice sounding like a siren luring sailors through the mist. The album's title finds a perfect analogy in this music, which contains some of the most `visual' sound you're likely to find. Like its predecessor, CHIAROSCURO is a collection of sound paintings - this is a work of great beauty and emotion, incredibly evocative both of mental images and feelings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What Was That Again? A Countertenor Trumpet Flute? January 16, 2014
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This CD is from a Norwegian trumpet player that normally plays "Death-Jazz" who sings wordless countertenor while making his trumpet sound like a Japanese flute with modern sound loops & computer generated backgrounds with lots of percussion. WOW this is Great Stuff! Why didn't I think of it when I was doing Performance Art? Arve Henriksen has widen his production from his pervious CD "Sakuteiki" with fuller sound & back up musicians on "Chiaroscuro". The first CD, which was an eye opener, now sounds like an experiment in comparison with this CD. But is it Jazz? Well it's Not Rock that's for sure. A Must Listen to those that like..."And now for something completely different"...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really high quality music December 16, 2013
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Beautiful playing, some sublime music of great taste and sublety. Beyond genres. There's some wonderful music coming out of Scandinavia these days
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