Presents; from Pernambuco - Brasil: Abacaxeiro

by Steinar Aadnekvam

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Composed at the old sugarcane plantation Engenho Santa Fé - Nazaré Da Mata, in the rural inlands of the state of Pernambuco, northeastern Brasil. A place where time at large has stood still and life is as natural as it once was.

Throughout one day from early morning sunrise to the dense tropical midnight, surrounded by the birds and animals of the Atlantic rainforest - a natural habitat that today is almost lost from our planet - ABACAXEIRO tells the stories of the "Engenho" as the listener is taken on a musical journey in eight parts.

Selected album reviews:
"Extraordinary! A pleasant and enriching experience of the new musical cosmos. Along with diverse sounds from the rain forest
here is a display of brilliant and inventive guitar playing." - Rocktimes (Germany) | "An evocative audition of the regions rythms and ambient sounds. A quirky, spirited audio postcard from the Brazilian backlands" - fRoots Magazine (UK) | "Sammen med fløytist/saksofonist Alexandre Ferreira, kontrabassist Junior Areia og perkusjonist Carlos Amarelo spiller han den temperamentfulle musikken med stort hjerte og ditto ferdighet. Globetrotteren Aadnekvam er stadig en sjelden fugl i den norske gitaristfaunaen, og han blir ikke mindre interessant å følge etter denne brasilianske erklæringen." - Dagbladet (Norge) | "Man kann "Abacaxeiro" hören, so oft man will. Was immer bleiben wird, ist die Faszination an einer Gitarre, die, weit weg von den kunstvollen, klugen Erfindungen der Musiker in den großen Städten, dorthin zurückgebracht worden ist, wo sie und alle Musik einst herkamen - in die Natur. Von einem weltläufigen Norweger, der sein Herz in Brasilien keineswegs verloren, wohl aber bis zum Rand mit Inspiration gefüllt hat." - JazzPodium (Germany)


released October 1, 2011

Steinar Aadnekvam - Guitar | Alexandre Ferreira - Flute, Sax, Pifanú |
Junior Areia - Bass | Carlos Amarelo - Percussion | Guga 'Rasta' Santos - Poem (track 1)

Recorded at Estudio Muzak, Recife - PE (Brasil). Engineer André Oliveira. Nature ambience (Engenho Santa Fé, Nazaré Da Mata) on-location recordings by Flavio 'Mamoha' Andrade. Editet by Povel Ohlsson. Mixed and Mastered by Jon Allan at OAL Studio, Sollentuna - Sweden. Graphic designer Patric Thorman. Photos by Mariana Menezes Lindén. Produced by Steinar Aadnekvam.


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Steinar Aadnekvam Stockholm, Sweden

Steinar Aadnekvam, is one of the most proficient and talked about young guitarists on the Scandinavian jazz scene.

With five albums released to date he is regarded as "One of the most exciting guitar talents in recent years..." (Orkesterjournalen)

"An astonishingly gifted fingerstylist who needs to be heard by fans of Ralph Towner, Toninho Horta, Paco de Lucía and the like." (Jazztimes)
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