Norwegian saxophone legend Frode Gjerstad started his career in the late 1970s playing clarinet, saxophone and flute. Gjerstad's tone is searing, his accents are forceful, he eschews regular tunes and improvises with the speed and dexterity of a seasoned veteran. Gjerstad is joined on Twenty Fingers by Isach Skeidsvoll a dramatic, young newcomer on piano. The result is a spontaneous, edgy and bright series of duets that are eye opening. Skeidsvoll listens, defers, pushes and prods Gjerstad into making a fresh new offering that promises the hope of an ongoing partnership.
released June 11, 2021
Frode Gjerstad: alto sax and Bb clarinet
Isach Skeidsvoll: piano