Photo by Derek Clark.
The world premiere of Norse Myths took place at Aberdeen Jazz Festival this week, and featured the colourful new offering from the project’s originator, Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith. From recent Marvel blockbuster films, to Neil Gaiman’s 2017 re-telling of Norse mythology, to the drama playing out as we speak by our present-day British gods, the theme feels topical.
Smith described choosing 12 beautiful Norwegian folk melodies, from an impressive 400 which he researched, as the basis for the four newly commissioned pieces which constitute Norse Myths.
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