On his website the release date says 11/13/12
This is also a double album. Goes on my "must have" list.
I like what I like. Is that such a crime?
Favorite Jazz Recordings - www.actionplan.com/jazz.html
Dedicated to the compositions of King Crimson.
and Larks Tongue In Aspic Part II:
Looks like they were having fun, but I think I shall wait for a few reviews on this one! (I have the new Larks Tongue Deluxe Box to soak up for a while)
Just received a notice from ECM about some forthcoming releases:
Eberhard Weber, Resume (to be released: Nov. 20)
Eivind Aarset, Dream Logic (to be released: Nov. 13)
Food, Mercurial Balm (I haven't found a release date on this)
Don't know if this album has already been mentioned, so just in case. . .
Released earlier this year:
Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet (Real World Records)
Official music video:
Here's a terrific new album from Sweden.
In January of this year, double-bass man Oskar Schönning gathered a fine sextet of top Swedish jazz talent for two days in a remote old school in Hälsningland province to record his four-part suite "The Violin".
It's a beautiful, thoughtful work, particularly Lisa Rydberg's taut, keening violin theme which drifts in and out of the music. Nils Berg takes a break from his excellent Cinemascope band to add a breathy, sparse bass clarinet. The other three seats are occupied by Emil Strandberg (trumpet), Sebastian Voegler (drums) and the hardest-working pianist in Swedish jazz, Jonas Östholm.
What first caught my attention about this album was Schönning's description of the music he was aiming for as "A mixture of 'Line Up' by Lennie Tristano and 'Spiegel im Spiegel' by Arvo Pärt." Now that's aiming high, but personally I think that he may even have pulled it off - "The Violin" is a sparkling, fully realised work. Any downsides? Well ... at 34 minutes it's not the longest CD in my collection, but I'd rather have 34 minutes of 5-star magic than 78 minutes of tosh.
Sadly, I can't seem to locate any audio samples from the album out there on the net. The sole excerpt I can find is this 4-minute film on YouTube. It's lovely, but it doesn't give any airing to the jazzier, more uptempo parts of the album.
"Into the sapphire of the day with it, so we are"
This is now complete for the first time.
Also, Marilyn Crispell has a new Duo recording with Gary Peacock due from ECM early next year.
The complete Hymns - Spheres, the recording from 1976 on which Keith Jarrett plays the pipe organ, has always been available in its original 2-LP version but only four selected movements of Spheres were released, in 1985, on a single CD. Now the whole of this remarkable work can be enjoyed once again, as it is made available for the first time in a two-CD set.
Dating from the year after the iconic The Köln Concert and just before Jarrett embarked on his (six-album) Sun Bear Concerts in Japan, Hymns - Spheres was a ground-breaking set of improvisations for its era. They were recorded on the "Trinity Organ", the larger of the two Karl Joseph Riepp (1719-1775) organs at the famous Benedictine Abbey in Ottobeuren, Bavaria. No overdubs, technical ornamentations or additions were utilized, only the pure sound of the organ in the abbey is heard on the recording. Many of the unique effects, although never before used, were accomplished by pulling certain stops part way, while others remained completely open or closed. Amazingly, baroque organs have always had this capability.
I'm sure these have already been mentioned - but if so they deserve it again, no doubt.
There are some new CamJazz boxes out - I already have mine.
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