The Gori Project
Out 27th March 2020
Coming just after the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea, The Gori Project brings together 2 renowned traditional South Korean musicians with 3 of Denmark’s most established jazz performers.
Led by Danish bassist & composer Torben Westergaard, the album fuses together two diverse sets of instruments, styles, harmonies & melodies into a new cultural expression.
“I’m fascinated by how we can use music in a wider perspective and in a more mindful way. How creativity and creation springs from the present moment and how to best facilitate that” – Torben Westergaard
Marking his 13th album as a bandleader, Westergard’s electric bass grooves and atmospheric synth lays the foundation, alongside two very different percussionists; the driving jazz-pop-sensibilities of Jacob Andersen and that of Byunggil Choi, specialist traditional Korean music.
These three voices underpin the shimming, filmic lines of Nordic trumpeter René Damsbak and the traditional zither-like gayagum playing from Eunhee Choi.
The result: a deeply intriguing set of music which seems to effortlessly mix and meld the two styles and make it its own.