EGIL KAPSTAD CHOIR & ORCHESTRA – SYNER (1968)
Egil Kapstad was a Norwegian jazz musician, pianist, composer, arranger and educator. From the beginning of the 1960s he was known as one of Norway's leading jazz pianists, initially strongly influenced by Bill Evans, in collaboration with Frode Thingnæs, Karin Krog and Bjørn Johansen, among others, and with his own groups. From 1964 he played for several years with Radiostorbandet, from 1973 he collaborated extensively with Bjarne Nerem, and in 1978–1985 often in quartet format with Bjørn Johansen. He was otherwise in great demand as an accompanist for singers, and has collaborated extensively with, among others, Magni Wentzel, Laila Dalseth and Hilde Hefte. In 1978 he made the album Til Jorden together with the lyricist Rolf Jacobsen, and from the mid-1980s he collaborated with Jan Erik Vold on a number of concerts and recordings. Kapstad's best-known works as a jazz composer are the commissioned works Syner from 1967, written for a concert in the Munch Museum, and in Epilog – Bill Evans in Memoriam to Vossajazz 1983. The former is one of Norway's most expensive records in second-hand shops.
2 Children's Waltz
3 Song For The Birds