Epigraphs by ECM at Tony Reedus. MPN: 1821508. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. These gentle, atmospheric sounds summon forth images of 20th century tonalities, forgotten folk music, the spiritual essence of Scandinavia and a
These gentle, atmospheric sounds summon forth images of 20th century tonalities, forgotten folk music, the spiritual essence of Scandinavia and a touch of jazz. Pianist Ketil Bjørnstad's three ruminative variations on his initial "Epigraph No. 1" form the conceptual backbone of this recital, with David Darling's arco bow work on (what sounds like a his bass-extended five-string) cello adding a contrapuntal touch to "Variation 1." "Variation 2" finds the pianist crystallizing this slow, spare theme to sub-atomic levels of frosty, midnight sun stillness, while on "Variation 3" his chords open up and bloom in the manner of Bill Evans. Bjørnstad and Darling also interpret a mélange of pre-Baroque and Renaissance music and mix it into a suite of sorts with a select assortment of original compositions. Their contemporary and spontaneous feel is at least in part aided by the expansive, reverberant production of Manfred Eicher and long-time collaborator engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug in the acoustic depths of Rainbor Studio, in Oslo, Norway. Thus, the "Pavane" of William Byrd (1543-1623) comes across as a serene Nordic meditation (with some curious minor-key ornaments redolent of the Near East), while the "Fantasia" of Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625) evokes the courtly dance in surreal slow motion. Often, the very sound of what they do is commensurate with the note values, as on the impressionistic, slightly hazy recollections of "Song for TKJD," where Darling's multitrack cellos beckon as if from a dream, or "The Lake," where Bjørnstad's bell-like upper-register notes glisten like moonlight against the stately pools of chanted cadences and bowed tones. --Chip Stern
|Item Weight:||0.25 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.12 x 0.47 x 0.47 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.22 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.96 x 0.47 x 0.47 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by ECM, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
mpn: 075597945720, ean: 0007559794572,
By Patrick O'Hearn
1995 album from the veteran musician. Patrick O'Hearn's musical path has lead him through several varied eras: bassist for Frank Zappa, the San Francisco Jazz scene of the '70s, session player, '80s new-wave synth band Missing Persons, film and TV co...
By FIREHOUSE 12 RECORDS
Saturn Sings is guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson's highly anticipated follow-up to her acclaimed 2008 debut, Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12). It documents a new book of music written for her latest ensemble, the Mary Halvorson Quintet, which adds fello...
By Now Again
mpn: 4600542, ean: 0659457504229,
Now-Again Records, in conjunction with Jazzman Records, presents an expanded version of the compilation that introduced many listeners to the sound of the unsung musicians who, in the midst of the Vietnam War and the fallout of the Civil Rights strug...
By Universal Uk
mpn: 011105120128, ean: 0011105120128,
Original 1970 album recorded in the Coltrane home studio feat Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson & Ron Carter...
By 1201 MUSIC
Vibrations by Albert Ayler and Don Cherry,When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply....
Now that his seminal, self-released Saturn albums are back in print, we thought we'd offer you this 1958 classic, which mixes the straight-ahead ( Enlightenment ) and spacey ( Ancient Aiethiopia ) as only the late Sun Ra could. "One of the most impor...
By TZADIK RECORDS
mpn: WA-10462737, ean: 0702397734420,
THIS 1997 RELEASE IS OUT OF PRINT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE. LOOK FOR A RE-RELEASE IN OCTOBER 2010!A double-CD reissue, Black Box couples two of Zorn's most exteme and violent creations with the controversial music and artwork intact. Torture Garden (1...