Golden Rain - Bobo Stenson - Selected Recordings (CD)

The Piketon Massacre. On the night of April 21, in rural Piketon, Ohio - eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered execution style in their homes. Shocked by the arrests, this once close-knit and religious community remains divided and unable to cope.

Was a respected and reputable Piketon family responsible for this unimaginable murder spree? Like the Ornette Coleman tune that gives the album its title, the flow borne out on these proceedings is attentive and sincere. The footfall of the same, tender as if not wanting to wake a sleeping child, lends this and its surroundings a natural feel. Captivating solos in both cast him as the hub of this emotional wheel.

War Orphans has a feeling of clockwork, intimate gears set by key to turn and melodize. It is a salve to our innermost wounds. Like ripples in a pond from three stones, these minds naturally find ways to commingle.

Bobo Stenson Trio Serenity. With bassist Anders Jormin and drummer Jon Christensen, pianist Stenson has not only carved a niche for himself but has also redefined the tools with which he carves. With this date the Trio takes itself to yet another level, fashioning anew the very material to which those tools are laid. Christensen is brilliant on cymbals along the way, with nary a drum in earshot. Jormin stands out yet again, playing almost pianistically, while Stenson proves that in the sometimes mountainous terrain of the ballad he is our most reliable Sherpa.

Yet the pace is contemplative, filled with bittersweet joy. It brushes its way through space and time like a street sweeper in the mind, quarantining all the refuse of a varicolored life into the sewers—only we follow it through those corroded pipes, past families of rats and dim reflections and out into the ocean where they are reborn along the waves. Around a bass line for the ages he weaves vivacious improvisational lines into a braid from which we may wish never to detangle ourselves.

The topography of Serenity is as varied as that of life, speaking to and from the heart of what this outfit is capable of. This record is first and foremost about clarity, second about a distant storm whose image is its soundtrack. In balancing these two forces—circumstance and memory—Stenson and company forge a shining star whose light illuminates everything that we are.

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Bobo Stenson's entry in the ECM Rarum series contains 13 tracks, culled from four solo albums and 13 sideman appearances since (There's a nearly year gap in Stenson's ECM output, from to ) Though it's presented non-chronologically, this music tells a remarkably coherent misprinlohagreirweb.bilviequigengsenjuchererangastparming.co: Ecm Import.

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  1. Jan 01,  · This is a review of Bobo Stenson from It is selections from his discs. It's a compilation, an overview of his career. It's moody. The trio tracks are magnificent. Every note is carefully placed and thought out. It's mesmerizing music. There are guests, Don Cherry, Charles LLoyd, and others. The trio work is the best. Fascinating/5(6).
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Selected Recordings on Discogs. Label: ECM Records - • Series::rarum - VIII • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz • – Bobo Stenson Trio: Golden Rain Double Bass /5(13).

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