AMALGAM[?’mæl??m] noun (XVth cent., Latin alchem. amalgama, probl. from Greek, ama, together; gama, matrimony).

1. Fig.Union of different elements. 2 Jazz quartet (2001, The Hague, The Netherlands) with Dutch, Danish Norwegian and American Members. 3 Encycl. First CD of band called Amalgam containing eight original compositions. 3.1 Bam Bam C. Oswald (4:58). Amalgamation of complex rhythm[5/4 – 7/4], simple harmony, loose structure. 3.2 Rosa’s Secret Number C. Oswald (6:43). Innocent melody, hidden meters [6/4-5/4-3/4], transparent piano ostinato. The group is moving through the rhythm playing effortlessly with its complexity. 3.3 The Revolution is cancelled? M. Ginnerup (8:36). Polit. One of the few contemporary protest jazz-songs criticizing the lack of control by our society on the balance between ethics and technology. 3.4 Green Day M. Ginnerup (5:42). Myst. A prayer, a conversation with himself and a place we will never know. From a closed seed slowly lifting his eyes to the open world, pulling backwards and forwards until the moment is the only thing that exists and disappears. 3.5 Another Chance M. Ginnerup (7:04). Airy, light, fascinating. Motive leads the listener trustfully through the melody. Curling, entangling and finally resolving. The melody swings lightly between saxophone and piano, thus giving new and fresh hues. 3.6 Nun [nun] C. Oswald (7:27). Hist. Ancient song (1997), probably named after the Hebrew letter nun. The amalgam of a strong motive and a well constructed contrapuntal bass line creates shadows and light – sounds and silence. 3.7 Bam [b?m] C. Oswald (0:08). Onomat. Sound of fist hitting sound engineer. 3.8 Still Alive M. Ginnerup (2:22). The epitaph we all wish to be true. After this project, where the majority of the recorded songs were first takes, all recorded on a Thursday afternoon, it actually became a reality; we were still alive!