Radar: Ingrid and Christine Jensen, "Infinitude"

Jan 20, 2017

Infinitude CD Cover

In the liner notes for "Infinitude", the new recording from sisters Ingrid and Christine Jensen, it's called "Nordicity", an organic description of the trumpeter and saxophonist.  I don't know about all that, but our own beloved and well lived Michael Bourne admires the absolute musical creativity which emerges from a seemingly casual environment. "Infinitude" - the state or quality of being infinite or having no limit. What a gift for the jazz musician, and here, they achieve fliight. With Ben Monder's guitar, bassist Fraser Hollins and drummer Jon Wikan, Ingrid's trumpet and Christine's saxophone explore as you might imagine on the piece "Swirlaround". Instant beauty on "Duo Space" or "Hopes Trail", where the attraction seems like the absence of a trail.

Nordicity. Synchronicity. Whatever the spark, the listener's journey makes you glad you turned your head this way.