Speaking with Mino Cinelu is also redolent of the Caribbean; the world-famous percussionist, who shared the stage with Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul and his Weather Report, Marcus Miller, Sting, Lou Reed, Tracy Chapman, and earlier yet with Gong and Bernard Lavilliers, carries a whiff of Martinique (Confians) deep in his heart. He sails across music genres with great skill and versatility. “Find me a genre to fit into, and tell me which one it is because I can’t figure it out myself!” He smiles, but his mind is already elsewhere! Nils Petter Molvaer also artfully surfs the realms of music. He makes his own way and doesn’t try to cover his tracks. A pioneer of jazz in Norway, he was a major player behind the fusion of jazz with electronic music. Each of his endeavors creates a new balance between nature and man-made, between artifice and essence. The encounter between Mino Cinelu and Nils Petter Molvaer heralds a timeless moment of grace on the cusp of both worlds – perfectly balanced.
Mino Cinelu : percussion
Nils Petter Molvaer : trumpet