Inger Marie Gundersen
Make This Moment
- with my mouth open...
Producer Lars Martin Myhre says that never did he get a bigger surprise than when Inger Marie Gundersen made her debut in a recording studio. She was displaying a voice so controlled, so beautiful and so personal at her first recording date that the seasoned producer was left sitting there with his mouth open, admiring the awareness and the warm and direct communication in her voice.In a music world where different shades of jazz-pop and more or less succsessful artists have entered the mainstream, this mature first timer enters with an unprecedented maturity and command of the style.
Anyone hearing the debut album of IMG, "Make This Moment", will realise that this is an artist belonging to the elite of this style, and that she is totally involved with a kind of music that she really loves. After years singing in rock bands and big bands, trying out different styles of music, Inger Marie has found a home in jazz. The love and maturity with which she delivers sublime interpretations of both new songs and well-known standards, makes this a debut album of rare quality.
Mother & child reunion
The title tune, "Make This Moment" was written by Espen Larsen and Jan Thygesen, both well-known profiles of the local music scene in Inger Marie Gundersen's hometown of Arendal, and the band backing her in the studio demonstrates the high standard of musicians in this area. A special mention must be made of the fact that the impressive saxophone playing on the album comes from the horn of Øyvind G. Stømer, Inger Marie Gundersens own son, who joins his mother in the studio after playing with some of the major musicans and artists in Norway.