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Sphere

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
17-03-2023
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Label:
Barcode:
602448738080
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
4873808
4873808
4873808

Description

The Bobo Stenson Trio's ability of covering far-reaching idioms and wide-ranging repertoire within the scope of their personal diction has become both hallmark and custom, inspiring the New York Times to say the pianist "makes sublime piano-trio records without over-playing. It's pulsating, lumpy with long improvised phrases; it's alive."

Charting an equally subtle and idiosyncratic path through originals and melodies derived from various Scandinavian composers, the distinguished group proves of a particularly supple alchemy on Sphere. Here, a variety of musical tenets coexist in the unique blend, which the Swedish pianist has wrought, developed and refined over decades of collaboration with ECM and Manfred Eicher, who, as Bobo says "brings out the musicians' best qualities" and produced the record.

The pianist's cohorts, Anders Jormin on bass and drummer Jon Fält, together accompanying the leader since Cantando in 2008, are more than ideal musical partners to Bobo's soft touch and infinite appetite for interplay. Bobo: "We don't have a way of playing 'ready-made'. Things crystallise in the moment and we adjust to that. And that's the quintessence. That's the joy of playing together, to never do the same thing twice and to be determined about that."

The album was recorded at the Auditorio Stelio Molo in Lugano, in April 2022.

Bobo Stenson: piano
Anders Jormin: double bass
Jon Fält: drums

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. You shall plant a tree
  3. Unquestioned answer - Charles Ives in memoriam
  4. Spring
  5. Kingdom of coldness
  6. Communion psalm
  7. The red flower
  8. Ky and beautiful madame Ky
  9. Valsette op 40/1
  10. You shall plant a tree (var.)
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