Terje Gewelt – Bass
Bjørn Klakegg – Guitar
Robertinho Silva – Drums and Percussion
Jon Christensen – Drums
Carlos Negreiros – Percussion
Kenneth Ekornes – Percussion
As a musician, I get to travel and see the world in a way I could not if I didn’t play music. In the last year, I’ve been to places as diverse as India, South America, around Europe and above the Arctic Circle. My new CD, “Small World”, is a result of the impressions I’ve gathered along the way.
I’ve always been especially drawn to the music of Brazil. As a young musician, two records which had a big influence on me were Wayne Shorter’s ”Native Dancer” and George Duke’s ”Brazilian Love Affair” which both feature Robertinho Silva on drums. To have the chance to record with him, as well as Carlos Negreiros and Kenneth Ekornes, was therefore a special experience for me.
With ”Small World” I wanted to make a CD that fuses playful grooves with the loose Norwegian rhythmic approach, where of course Jon Christensen is a master. I’m also very happy to feature one of Norway’s most creative musicians, Bjørn Klakegg, on guitar.
”Small World” is a celebration of rhythms and tonal colors. I hope you will enjoy listening to the music as much as I enjoyed making it.
«A captivating collection of compositions that runs the gamut from moody to percussion-heavy world beat. As a label and studio owner, Gewelt has had plenty of time to perfect his recorded bass sound. As a result, this CD features some of the finest bass tones ever heard. While the tracks are bass-centered, the instrument never overpowers the mix. More than a tone experiment, the music is beautifully performed, well constructed and intriguing. Guitarist Bjorn Klakegg shines as a diverse voice, capable of post-Metheny introspection as well as psychotic downtown grit.»
– Bass Player Magazine