FRODE GJERSTAD & PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE
CD/DL PNL Records PNL036
Nearby Faraway marks 25 years of close musical partnership between Norwegian reeds player Frode Gjerstad and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love, beginning in 1992 when Paal joined Frode’s Circulasione Totale Orchestra and continued in various settings as a duo, the Frode Gjerstad Trio and different quartet line-ups, counting now 26 CD’s and LP’s documenting their work. Nearby Faraway is dedicated to Frode close friend and musical colleague, pianist and accordion player Elvin One Pedersen (1956-2012), who has played with Gjerstad on the debut recording of the Detail trio (with drummer John Stevens) and later with the Circulasione Totale Orchestra and the Calling Signals quartet, with Paal. Nearby Faraway captures the always evolving collaborative interplay of Frode and Paal, more intimate this time, more open and varied but still enjoys the duo intense energy. Nearby Faraway is now available on Paal’s own PNL Records label.