Ketil Bjørnstad & Anneli Drecker – A Suite Of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen) (2018)

Ketil Bjørnstad & Anneli Drecker - A Suite Of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen) (2018)
Artist: Ketil Bjørnstad & Anneli Drecker
Album: A Suite Of Poems (Lars Saabye Christensen)
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Origin: Norway
Released: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Mayflower, New York
Duxton, Melbourne
Kempinski, Berlin
LHotel, Paris
Palace, Copenhagen
Astor Crowne, New Orleans
The Grand, Krakow
Palazzo Londra, Venice
Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg
Savoy, Lisbon
Mayday Inn, Hong Kong
Lutetia, Paris
Schloss Elmau


Norwegian-Danish author Lars Saabye Christensen is one of Scandinavia most widely-praised and prolific contemporary writers. For many years now, in the course of his travels around the globe, he has been sending “hotel poems” to his friend Ketil Bjørnstad, inviting him to make music out of them. These literary postcards explore a range of moods. Bjørnstad says: “I feel very connected to the lonely, existential perspective of these poems, made in different hotel rooms.” For this recording, Ketil worked closely with singer and actress Anneli Drecker, former lead vocalist of pop group Bel Canto. Settings of poetry form a special category in Norwegian pianist-composer Bjørnstad’s discography and A Suite of Poems is a song cycle to put alongside such projects as A Passion for John Donne, Sunrise, and The Light.