No longer burning
This is the long awaited debut release of Streifenjunko. “No longer burning” presents the two Norwegians Espen Reinertsen (saxophone) and Eivind Lønning (trumpet) in 9 extraordinary pieces. Both musicians have background from all kinds of collaborations in jazz, rock and more contemporary projects such as Trondheim Jazzorkester, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (Eivind), and the recent release: “Varianter av døde trær” with Tetuzi Akiyama and Martin Taxt on SOFA. Streifenjunko is/has also collaborated with Sidsel Endresen/Christian Wallumrød’s Merriwinkle, Toshi Nakamura and Kjell Bjørgeengen. Their unique collective sound and focus during this sublime disc shows an admirable urge to explore and a desire to create new music without boundaries. The music is mature and it’s played in a natural and highly personal way. This is an example of what a longtime relationship can lead to. SOFA recommends you to pick this up!!
Eivind Lønning - trumpet
Espen Reinertsen - tenor saxophone