Kristoffer Gori Verdoner:
Frigga Feetless & Friends
A collaboration between musicians from Denmark, Estonia & USA.
Crossing borders from Denmark to Estonia and all the way to the USA, this album brings a diverse sound and culture to jazz. Kristoffer composes unique music, drawing on influences from his experiences in these countries. Blending his Nordic sound with complex rhythms and melodic structures, the result is delightfully unexpected.
Part one features the quartet Frigga Feetless, formed in 2013 in Denmark. With lyrics in both Estonian and English, jazz vocalist Karmen Rõivassepp merges storytelling and improvisation, which is a beautiful contrast to the sounds of the band. In the fall of 2014, Kristoffer goes back to Austin, Texas, where he was inspired back in 2012, to record the last four tracks of his album. Fusing his musical roots with the traditional approach of American jazz, the album ends with familiar notes of adventure.
“This album is dedicated to my musical journey and the people I have met along the way. I have been fortunate enough to work with amazing musicians, without whom this album would not have been possible”.