Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Rune Grammofon | Autor: BSV

Hedvig Mollestad has realized what Tony Iommi or Jimmy Page on the one hand and John McLaughlin or Carlos Santana on the other have celebrated on the guitar. Accordingly the young Norwegian mixes heavy rock with jazz rock on "Enfant Terrible", the third album of her trio. It is not clear whether the six tracks (with a playing time of 35 minutes) are improvised or constructed to the smallest detail. Both corresponding characteristics can be found here. The heavy riffs and rich grooves are so difficult that they always have something jazzy about them and almost come close to math rock. Together with a bassist and a drummer Mollestad recorded "Enfant Terrible" live in the studio. "Laughing John" is a permanent guitar solo, while the trio in "Arigato, Bitch" doesn't shy away from a bass solo, just to let it crash. But it can also be calmer like in "Liquid Bridges" and "Pity The Children". Hedvid Mollestad is less an enfant terrible than a prodigy.

Top track: La Boule Noire

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