Janne Mark

Kontinent - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9742-2
  • Barcode: 614427974228
  • German Release: 13/11/2020
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz

Hymns and spiritual traditionals are the source of inspiration for Danish vocalist Janne Mark, and also her own compositions elude a sensual, and meditative energy. Intimate, reduced music with influences from worship music, folk, singer-songwriter and jazz. With Arve Henriksen as trumpeter and producer.

No longer available – out of print

With this second release on ACT singer, songwriter and hymnist Janne Mark presents a kaleidoscopic travelogue from her pilgrimages in life and art. KONTINENT is a soaring departure from PILGRIM (2018) and documents the expanding collaboration with musical miracle worker Arve Henriksen.KONTINENT affirms Janne Mark’s position as a strong voice in contemporary hymn writing and as a sculpturer chiselling out melodies from the bedrock beneath her. The world she creates for herself on KONTINENT contains as diverse elements as the melodies of the northern Atlantic folk music tradition, Danish author Naja Marie Aidt’s poem from the novel When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back and the spellbinding 7th-century celtic lullaby Taladh Chriosta and they sit comfortably among the hymns and clear-cut melodies of the artist herself. And melod...

line up

Janne Mark / vocals
Arve Henriksen / trumpets, spoken word & electronics
Nils Økland / hardanger fiddle, viola d’amore & violin
Henrik Gunde / piano, harmonium, mellotron & vibraphone
Esben Eyermann / double bass
Bjørn Heebøll / drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Thomas Vang in The Village, Copenhagen, May 24-26, 2020
Additional recordings by Boe Larsen in Millfactory Studio, Copenhagen, June 2020
Nils Økland recorded in ABC Studio, Etne (NO) June 2020

Mixed by August Wanngren in Virkeligheden, Copenhagen, June & August 2020
Mastered at Stockholm Mastering by Thomas Eberger, August 2020

Produced by Arve Henriksen

English lyrics translations by John L. Bell: 01, 04, 08, 10 & 11

Cover art by Uwe Kowski „Selber“ (2015), ACT Art Collection