Eivind Opsvik Releases “Overseas Live 2002-2012”
Bassist and composer Eivind Opsvik has been steadily releasing music with his project, Overseas, for nearly two decades. Now he’s compiled a live album from the band’s first ten years. Overseas Live 2002-2012 serves as a look into the band’s live presence as well as its evolution.
Aside from the playing progression of longstanding band members like Jacob Sacks and Tony Malaby, you get to hear the influence of other NYC-based artists like Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver, Loren Stillman, and Dan Weiss. We also get an exciting look into the growth of the song “1786”, which appears twice – once from the year it was released on Overseas IV and once from three years prior.
Opsvik’s unique compositions on the album were performed between a handful of New York’s jazz clubs, the Molde Jazz Festival, and the Finnish Embassy. Get a taste of the album with this clip of “Silkweavers’ Song” performed at Le Poisson Rouge in 2012:
Overseas Live 2002-2012 is available now exclusively through Bandcamp.
Overseas Live 2002-2012 Track List:
- Extraterrestrial Tantrum
- Italian Movie Theme
- Indian Summer
- Kapp Det Gode Håp
- Hey Days of Hay
- Breath of Bark
- Ginger Rogers
- Robbers and Fairground Folk
- Youth Hopeth All Things, Believeth All Things
- Silkweavers’ Song
- Michelle Marie