Mette Henriette to release new album, Drifting next January

Photo by Anton Corbijn.

We have been waiting for her return for a long time! The Sámi-Norwegian saxophonist, composer, and improviser has been quiet for some time, but finally, we can look forward to some new music from Mette Henriette in the form of a brand-new album entitled Drifting.

Recorded in Oslo, completed in Studios La Buissonne and produced by Manfred Eicher, the album features Johan Lindvall on piano and Judith Hamann on cello alongside Henriette.

“This album is in movement. It’s on its way somewhere and has its own pace – its creative agency is fundamentally different from what I’ve done previously.”

Mette Henriette

The album will again be released via the renowned record label ECM Records on the 20th of January. Luckily Henriette is giving us a glimpse of what to expect in the future. Listen to I Villvind, a gentle stroll through a soundscape of delicate strings, hauntingly beautiful sax, and gently flowing piano notes.

Take a deep breath and savour the first taste of the album while we wait for the full release.

CF Smith

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