Arve Henriksen is a major representative of a golden generation of Norwegian jazz musicians. This is his ninth solo album (eight on Rune Grammofon and one on ECM), he has also released a dozen albums as a founder member of Supersilent and appears on well over a hundred records by artists like David Sylvian, Jon Balke, Trygve Seim, Imogen Heap, Arild Andersen and many more. With “Towards Language” trumpeter Arve Henriksen is back with his trusted long time musical partners Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Arve first collaborated with the pair on the much loved and highly praised “Chiaroscuro” (2004), Arve´s second album, and later on “Cartography” (ECM 2008) and “Places Of Worship” (2013). Also an important part of the line-up is Eivind Aarset, the ECM associated guitarist extraordinaire.
“Arve Henriksen makes jazz for people who like ambient music… the record plays like some lost collaboration between Wynton Marsalis and Brian Eno circa Ambient 4: On Land.” – Pitchfork