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On Mathias Eick's new album, Midwest, he composes musical impressions of the Midwestern landscape.
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May 21, 2015 After a tour through the Upper Midwest, the trumpeter pays tribute to the Norwegian settlers' arrival on the American plains with his new album, Midwest.
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Buerbrae Glacier, Odde, Hardanger Fjord, Norway.
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January 12, 2009 In the 1960s, European musicians began to reinvent the occasionally strident sounds of American avant-garde jazz to suit their own ideas. Norway, in particular, produced its own distinct regional aesthetic — no doubt influenced by its icy landscape.
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