Release date: 31 January 2011
Credits and About
John Taylor Piano
Tore Brunborg saxophones
Thomas Strønen drums
All music by Tore Brunborg except Amentia by Stronen / Taylor, Will by Thomas Stronen and Ritual by John Taylor.
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Rainbow Studio, Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Blissful Ignorance? Whoever brought these guys together in Oslo’s Rainbow Studios knew just what they were doing. Featuring three of Europe’s finest and most sensitive players, each one with countless recordings under their belt, Blissful Ignorance is a record that comes in many colours. If the group’s name suggests some kind of pastoral idyll, then so be it. But there’s no sentimentality or fey romanticism about Meadow or Blissful Ignorance. This music has the wisdom, honesty and vigour that is borne only of experience. Blissful Ignorance has its own sense of place, time and worth, able to seek and to soar but with the maturity to know what really matters. Blissful Ignorance – these guys have it sussed.
‘Imagine the sound of saxophonist Wayne Shorter if he’d worked on a north-Euro ECM Records project, perhaps with the label’s legendarily restrained house-drummer Jon Christensen — then add one of Europe’s most sensitive and resourceful pianists, and you have something like this remarkable trio’ – The Guardian
'This is an album of sublime creativity that will stand the test of time... they have created a classic'