All music composed by Lars Møller,
and published by Sundance Music
Lars Møller - Saxophone Jacob Christoffersen - Piano Thomas Ovesen - Bass Ole Theil - Drums, tablas
Recorded by Ole Hansen
at Sound Track Studio, Copenhagen.
Mixed and mastered by
Jan Erik Kongshaug
at Rainbow Studio, Oslo.
Produced by Lars Møller 1995 - 1996
Cover artwork and Layout by Toril Bækmark.
Lars Møller Group's album Circles (STUCD 19611) was mixed by Jan-Erik Kongshaug
and the result is thus also a perfect acoustic pattern in that the quartet paints an
extremely discrete music around Møller's tenor sax. The music of the sax strongly
suggests the later Charles Lloyd and often rests in the lower register. At the beginning,
Møller lets the Garbarek-inspired arabesques sound together with Ole Theill's
tablas, whereby an audience preferring romanticism knows that they have found the right
album. This rather cliché-ridden characteristic is left after a couple of minutes,
the Indian drums are put aside for the benefit of percussion, and then the quartet sails
on a river of ballads on the CD. Thomas Ovesen firmly navigates on the bass. The thoughtfulness
of the pianist, Jacob Christoffersen, stands out without standing alone. Sometimes,
the music becomes lively as for instance in a small samba, but mostly Møller's
music is tranquil. It is all a great pleasure for those enjoying balance and harmony,
although not for the restless.
Frithof Strauss, Jazzpodium 1997