Interpretations was inspired by the classic work of Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock around the late 1960s and early 1970s - on such albums as Shorter's Schizophrenia, Super Nova, Moto Grosso Feio and Odyssey of Iska and Hancock's Speak Like a Child, The Prisoner and Mwandishi - and that of a number of other progressive jazz artists recording around this period such as Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner and, of course, Miles Davis.
About the Artist
Jon Opstad was born in Bristol in 1983 to a musical family, and took up the drums at age 12. Starting composing in his teens, he was a finalist in the 2002 BBC Young Composer of the Year competition. Jon's main musical interests are Norwegian Jazz, jazz on the ECM label and the music of Herbie Hancock amongst many others.