Tine Asmundsen pays tribute to Einar Iversen at Kongsberg Jazzfestival.
Bassist Tine Asmundsen from Kongsberg has cooperated with piano legend Einar Iversen for many years. Now she wants to bring forth Iversen as a composer. Einar Iversen is a key name in Norwegian jazz history. He is primarily known as an outstanding pianist, but during his long career he has created a plethora of significant compositions. It is this national jazz treasure that Tine Asmundsen and her musicians now will give new life and expression to. The soon 87-year-old Einar Iversen has followed this project with great interest and enthusiasm, and he has also been involved in the selection of compositions. Tine Asmundsen calls her new band Asmundsen & Co. It is a continuation of her band Lonely Woman. The veterans Rune Klakegg and Vidar Johansen are still a part of this new band. As well, we can hear the extremely promising Magnus Aannestad Øseth and Terje Engen. Asmundsen & Co. who performed their Einar Iversen project for an attentive and entusiastic audience at Jazz Evidence at Energimølla last fall. It was obvious to everyone that this was something that needed to also be experienced at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival.
Tine Asmundsen (bass), Vidar Johansen (sax, flute), Rune Klakegg (piano), Magnus Aannestad Øseth (trumpet), Terje Engen (drums).