“Then Still” is the debut album of jazz pianist/composer Elizabeth
Walker, who penned the eleven songs featured here. Recorded at
Hallibakken Studio in Hallingdal, Norway, this duo recording also
features the eminent Norwegian bassist Terje Gewelt.
Walker, originally from Ohio, USA, earned a bachelor’s degree from
Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1986 and has
lived in Norway since 1989. Throughout the 1990’s she worked as
a solo pianist, taught and played in various bands, including the
jazz trio “Girl Talk” with Bodil Niska and Tine Asmundsen. They
released the critically acclaimed CD “Talkin’ Jazz” in 1996 and
played throughout Norway, on radio and TV and also
A recent move to the beautiful valley of Hallingdal after many years
in Oslo has given her the time and peace of mind to work on her
own music again. The unusual stillness of the summer of 2020
brought to mind a song she had written back in Boston in 1988,
“Then Still”. Working around this theme, she chose the intimate
setting of piano and bass to create the relaxed and reflective
atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of her music.
Gewelt’s beautiful, warm tone and superb time feel add the
necessary depth to complete the picture. We hope you find this
music to be a fresh and unique listening experience.