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Remembrance is in effect a suite of eleven untitled pieces, each one seemingly spun and spun from a melodic or harmonic motif, a succession of moods whose density and intensity is decided by the inspiration of the moment. It is an absorbing musical journey which makes its impact in its totality rather than in isolated episodes – each one being a continuation or development, a juxtaposition or a contrast that leads the listener deeper into Bjørnstad’s compelling musical world.
Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise

That mood – patient but also passionate, reflective but also assertive – elicits playing of the rarest quality from all three participants. Bjørnstad’s trademark adagio-inclined phrasing… finds customary complement in Christensen’s tenderly cast, bar-slipping magic, while Brunborg plays some of the very best contemporary lyrical tenor I have heard. … Many thanks, gentlemen.
Michael Tucker, Jazz Journal

Bjørnstad’s playing has the purity of early modernist classical music combined with a warm expressiveness that draws the listener in. This is offset by the unpredictable undercurrent of John Christensen’s drums, and, on eight of the pieces, the haunting, expressive interplay of saxophonist Tore Brunborg. The result is exquisite, intriguing and, in its quiet way, life-affirming.
Chris Pearson, Daily Express website

Ketil Bjørnstad gilt als Jazzpianist. In Wirklichkeit ist er ein Forscher, der die Grundlagen der Improvisation in der europäischen Konzertmusik offenlegt. … Mit Remembrance landet er einen Volltreffer.
Wolf Kampmann, Jazzthetik

Nur wenige Töne reichen aus, um den norwegischen Pianisten Ketil Bjørnstad zu identifizieren: Er lässt seine Noten perlende fließen, sie verbinden sich zu einer lyrisch-klaren Melodie, die zu großen Bögen ausholt und den Zuhörer zum sanften Wiegen bringt. Bjørnstad’s Musik folgt einer eigenen Ästhetik, klar und fließend, sanft und zurückhaltend, transparent und warm leuchtend.
Heribert Ickerott, Jazzpodium

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