Inger Marie’s third CD release proves that the success of her previous two albums was no coincidence. She and her new collaborator, producer and guitarist Georg Wadenius, have hand-picked a selection of extremely well-suited songs, which she and her band – and featured guest, trumpeter Mathias Eick – perform to near perfection.
This selection of songs includes her own originals as well as songs by Norwegian colleagues and composers from the outskirts of jazz such as Sting and Bob Marley.
The lineup of musicians on MY HEART WOULD HAVE A REASON is almost exactly the same as it was on her first two albums (MAKE THIS MOMENT, 2004 and BY MYSELF, 2006), and listening to the music, it is obvious that Inger Marie feels at home in their company. The band is: Oscar Jansen (piano/Rhodes), Ole Kristian Kvamme (bass), Tom Rudi Torjussen (drums/percussion), Øivind G. Stømer (alto and soprano sax), Mathias Eick (trumpet) and Georg Wadenius (guitar).