Through Empathy, the duo will express the importance of mutual support in the face of adversity. Through various songs with melancholy shades, and aggressive rhythms, the duo places themselves in a textural and musical landscape, drawing from both the worlds of pop and of jazz.
In this joint project, Jon has provided the lion's share of chordal structures, while Marte has created the melodies and text.
The recording features Kristoffer Lo on wind instruments, Mats Miele Jensen on percussion and Roar Nilsen on bass.
It is the first time father and daughter have shared a musical project on an equal basis. Marte has previously played in Jon's "Jazzfunkensemble".
Jon's acclaim as a composer and guitarist stretches back to the 70's, from bands like "Moose Loose," Blow Out, and Radka Toneff's band, via the 80's "Jon Eberson Group", "Jazzpunkensemblet" and a series of groups in various jazz contexts. In recent years, he has released several albums with Hilde Marie Kjersem and Sigurd Hole.
Marte was the central keyboard player in "Highasakite" for over five years, and has toured the world with the band, in addition to playing at the biggest festivals at home and abroad. She has also been renowned in diverse musical landscapes, through collaboration with several of Norway's major musical names in both jazz and pop, including Martin Halla, Sjur Miljeteig and Hedvig Mollestad. Marte also released the solo album "Mad Boy" in 2016.