Einar Iversen and Tine Asmundsen started working together in 1996. Since then they have performed together intermittently. These performances led to this CD. According to Tine, "working with such a pronounced, personable, and disciplined musician such as Einar is very inspiring for my musical development. He gives life to creative visions, at the same time he is honest and real. It makes one both glad and touched." Not only that, the two share a common weakness for the romantic era of music.

The reporitoire is primarily Einar's, but the cooperation between musicians has determined the final form of the compositions. Svein Christiansen's extensive musical experience was also important to the process.

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Dagbladet - Terningkast 5 (5 stars out of 6).


Einar Pastor'n Iversen - Piano
Born 27-7-1930
Einar is a noted veteran of Norwegian jazz. His career started at the end of the 1940's. Since then he has played with just about everybody. He was the first call pianist in Scandinavia for Dexter Gordon and other international artists. His last CD release was in 1990 - Who can I turn to?

Tine Asmundsen - String Bass
Born 8-4-1963
Tine has degrees from Østlandets Musikkonservatorium and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has studied with Richard Davis, and played with Alibi, Jazz Police, and Girl Talk.

Svein Christiansen - Drums
Born 6-8-1941
Svein started as a freelance musician in 1967. He has played with a long list of known Norwegian and international musicians, KORK, the Oslo Philharmonic orchestra, the NRK radio big band, etc.


The Songs
My Ship
Kurt Weill / Ira Gershwin, 4:26

My Shining Hour
Harold Arlen, 4:26

Hav og Himmel
Egil Monn Iversen, 4:04

Childhood Memories
Fr. Silcher arr. Einar Iversen, 1:35

One for Helen
Bill Evans, 3:56

Lille Einars vuggevise
Trad/arr. Einar Iversen, 3:22

Judith II
Einar Iversen, 4:21

Ernie's Tune
Dexter Gordon, 4:35

Den sista jäntan
Povel Ramel, 4:26

Lazy Bird
John Coltrane, 4:22

Einar Iversen, 4:54

Stockholm Sweetnin'
Quincy Jones, 6:31

Lill - Nedre Utsiktsvei 16A
Einar Iversen, 2:20


Recording Details
Recorded 01.10, 02.10, 08.10, 09.10 - 2000 at The Cookie Factory, Oslo
Engineered: Terje Gewelt
Mix: Anders Svinndal
Mastering and Production: Lindberg Lyd AS
Liner Notes: Johs Bergh
Cover Design: Thomas Mantor
Front Photos: Johan Wildhagen
Other Photos: Einar Iversen
Produced with support from the Fond for utøvende kunstnere
Distributed by Musikkoperatørene AS

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