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Mette Henriette: Mette Henriette

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Mette Henriette’s saxophone playing on her eponymous debut is the most gentle imaginable-elegant, classically inspired and usually whisper-soft. Her mini-compositions traverse the range of human emotions. There is a Lars von Trier movie waiting to be set to this music. The Norwegian saxophonist-

her full name is Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg-wound up on ECM after a chance encounter; she found herself sitting next to label founder Manfred Eicher at a Dino Saluzzi concert in Oslo, and they got to chatting.

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