Living Things: Upwind Circles



Artist: Living Things
Title: Upwind Circles
Format : CD, digital
Catalogue no.: BFREC052CD
Barcode: 5707471046210
Label: Barefoot Records
Style: jazz/improvisation
Origin: Denmark
Release date: 26.09.16




Organic improv, poetic melancholy, composed frames investigating compositions of Sven Meinild and Paul Wacrenier. Jazz comes together with reminiscences of the folklore of France, Greenland, Japan and Denmark as well as inspirations from the vast Mongolian grasslands and the Pygmees vocal tradition. Upwind Circles is the debut album of the adventurous international quintet Living Things.

Living Things is a collaboration between french pianist Paul Wacrenier and danish saxophonist Sven Meinild. Together they created Living Things as vehicle to explore their common interests in sound and music. Together with the young Polish trumpet maestro Tomasz Dąbrowski – Barefoot Recods member – and the dynamic rhythm group of Casper Nyvang Rask and Rune Lohse, they unfold a repertoire of melodies, improvisations, sounds and noises.

Track listing

1. Botanisk Have (i Heldagsregn)
2. Moondog
3. Lines for Wolves
4. Spent 10 Minutes Looking at Trees I
5. Cirkel / Linie
6. Ce qui vit
7. Drones
8. Krigersaga
9. Mey Duo
10. New Anthem
11. Meditation (on a visit from France)
12. Spent 10 Minutes Looking at Trees II
13. Living Things
14. Heart of Stone

Line-up and credits

Sven Dam Meinild: Saxophones/Mey/Flutes
Tomasz Dąbrowski: Trumpet/Flutes
Paul Wacrenier: Piano/Vibes/Mbira/Flutes
Casper Nyvang Rask: Bass/Flutes
Rune Lohse: Drums/Flutes

Recorded and mixed by Jonas Graverholt
Mastered by John Fomsgaard
Cover by Iris de Véricourt
Illustration on cover is the score for ‘Spent 10 Minutes
Looking at Trees’ by Sven Dam Meinild

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