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High, Low or In Between

Composer Jussi Chydenius
Bill Evans
Ture Gudmundsson
George Harrison
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Elton John
Gene Lees
Charles Mingus
Prince
Paul Simon
James Warren
Performer Katarina Henryson
Svante Henryson
Catalogue Number BIS-2136 SACD
EAN 7318599921365
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2015
Total time 50'10


As individual musicians, Katarina and Svante Henryson have carved out quite extraordinary careers: Katarina touring internationally as a member of the highly successful Swedish vocal ensemble The Real Group, and Svante appearing in the most varied collaborations – on the cello, double bass and electric bass, and as performer, arranger and composer – with musicians as diverse as Elvis Costello, Anne Sofie von Otter, Chico Freeman and Martin Fröst. The duo they form together, on the other hand, has been a more private affair, performing for their relatives at christenings and weddings, at birthdays and funerals. One reason for this has been the fact that they don’t only share a surname, but also two children, and when one of them toured professionally the other would have to be at home. Their duo repertoire has grown from zero to CD at the same pace as their children – and now the time has come to ‘go public’. Representing their own broad musical tastes, the repertoire is as varied as it gets: it is truly ‘High, Low or In Between’, with pop songs by Elton John and George Harrison rubbing shoulders with Prince’s funk hit Kiss, Bill Evans’s jazz classic Waltz for Debby and Tom Jobim’s bossa nova Chega de Saudade. These last two Katarina performs in the versions made immortal by the Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund, while a third song to a Swedish text, Det växer från Edens tider, also displays its Swedish origins proudly through its folk-like idiom. A handful of tracks consist of original material by the performers themselves – Eyes of a Child they wrote together after the birth of their son – including three cello improvisations and Svante’s instrumental piece Green. In these, Svante’s cello – and his very special treatment of it – steals the spotlight, but in fact it plays such a major role throughout the programme that it becomes a third, equal partner of the duo!
 
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  Elton John
01 Come Down in Time 3'33
 
 
  Jussi Chydenius
02 We Walk in a Fog 3'45
 
 
  George Harrison
03 Here Comes the Sun 2'49
 
 
  Svante Henryson
04 Green (instrumental) 3'56
 
 
  Katarina Henryson
05 A Little Kindness 3'01
 
 
  Katarina Henryson, Svante Henryson
06 Eyes of a Child 3'35
 
 
  Charles Mingus
07 The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines 2'17
 
 
  Svante Henryson
08 High (cello improvisation) 1'58
 
 
  Katarina Henryson
09 I Found the Key 3'18
 
 
  Paul Simon
10 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright 3'35
 
 
  Svante Henryson
11 In between (cello improvisation) 1'28
 
 
  James Warren
12 Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime 2'50
 
 
  Prince
13 Kiss 3'25
 
 
  Svante Henryson
14 Low (cello improvisation) 1'23
 
 
  Ture Gudmundsson
15 Det växer från Edens tider 1'42
 
 
  Antonio Carlos Jobim
16 Siv Larssons dagbok (Chega de Saudade) 3'00
 
 
  Bill Evans, Gene Lees
17 Monicas vals (Waltz for Debby) 3'59
 
  Album total 50'10
ComposerChydenius, Jussi
Evans, Bill
Gudmundsson, Ture
Harrison, George
Henryson, Katarina
Henryson, Svante
Jobim, Antonio Carlos
John, Elton
Lees, Gene
Mingus, Charles
Prince
Simon, Paul
Warren, James
VocalsHenryson, Katarina
CelloHenryson, Svante

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