TORE BRUNBORG saxophones
JOHN TAYLOR piano
THOMAS STRØNEN drums
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.
All compositions by Meadow
“[Meadow] has produced one of 2011′s likely jazz triumphs of the year…worthy of ECM label’s greatest moments”. GUARDIAN ****