[…] “Westergaard apparently can’t resist playing with our expectations one more time. If we’re lucky, it hopefully won’t be the last”. allaboutjazz.com
. . .
Heart Tunes (2018)
Allen Hinds: guitar
Jacob Andersen: percussion
Torben Westergaard: komposition, bas, keyboard, vokal
Mixed by Boe Larsen, Millfactory Studios, Copenhagen
Mastered by Brian Mørk Hansen, BMH Lydproduktion, Copenhagen
. . .
“If it lacks the complex jazzy structures and interplay of his past recordings, it’s simply because Heart Tunes is aiming for something completely different. The recording feels like a series of instrumental musings that naturally grew on their own without any particular agenda in mind”, […] Westergaard apparently can’t resist playing with our expectations one more time. If we’re lucky, it hopefully won’t be the last”.
“Does music have a healing power? Torben Westergaard would certainly affirm that question! […] Esoteric haters and Rammstein fans will turn away with horror, but who wants to dangle his soul on a blue hour, that’s right here. And who accurately listens, recognizes: Quite as simple as they seem, these quiet, pleasantly withdrawn little pieces are not. But the complex, jazzy structures of the previous albums have left the multi-faceted master behind. The strength is to be found in serenity.” Nordische Musik (Germany)
[…] “og den ny plade, jeg taler om, hedder Heart Tunes, og den er altså god. Især her til de lidt mørkere efterårsfarver, men måske ville den her [Get Dressed] også gå meget godt til sommeren, egentligt. Jeg tror faktisk, at det er et helårsalbum, det her!” Nye Skiver, P8 Jazz