HP Gundersen is moulded in classic songwriter traditions, with emphasis on chord structures, arrangements, delicate details, small twists and turns and above all;
The Good Melody. With The Last Hurrah!! - his longest serving musical vehicle by far - he has delivered his finest songs through three albums, and ”Los Angeles”, the fourth, is no exception. It shows why HP Gundersen is considered one of Norway´s major and most consistent songwriters. While HP is responsible for the music, all lyrics were written by Maesa Pullman for this album. "Los Angeles" started out as a commission work for the Vossajazz festival, and was performed in the scenic village of Voss in western Norway in March 2018. A far cry from Los Angeles, but to mastermind and founder HP Gundersen there are no boundaries in music and such differences are only sources of inspiration and natural parts of his vast musical universe.
For the previous album "Mudflowers" HP Gundersen "found" and recruited the perfect singer in Maesa Pullman, daughter of famed actor Bill Pullman. Coming from a musical family, she performs frequently in different musical constellations in Southern California, being a profiled presence in the local roots community. Since the release of "Mudflowers", bass player, recording engineer and co-producer Jason Hiller has come onboard as a permanent member of the trio that currently serves as the core of The Last Hurrah!!.
Despite the formidable trio, the album would not have been possible without the stellar contributions from the Norwegian and American musicians you hear on the record, each of whom contributed more than just music. Originally seen as a one-off project, it soon became clear that the chemistry between the three went much deeper and far reaching than the Americana influences that dominated parts of "Mudflowers".
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