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Outstairs

Christian Wallumrød Audio CD
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Dans les Arbres is both band name and album title of this first release from a Norwegian/French collective that has been pooling energies since 2004, while also drawing on longer-established associations. The release marks the ECM debut of guitarist Ivar Grydeland and clarinettist Xavier Charles. Percussionist Ingar Zach has contributed to projects with Jon Balke (Magnetic North’s ... Read more in Amazon's Christian Wallumrød Store

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  • Audio CD (8 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ECM
  • ASIN: B00BY1F6I0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With five previous ECM albums as leader, keyboard player Christian Wallumrød's compositional signature is instantly recognizable. Nobody else writes pieces like this - multi-dimensional chamber music inspired by the sonorities of Norwegian folk and church music, influenced by early music and the post-Cage avant-garde, and liberated by jazz's freedom of thought. This time around, his ensemble members share the arranging credits between them, making the music still more organic and flexible as new sound combinations emerge.

"The immense sonic resources of these players seem to keep on growing" noted The Guardian of their last release, Fabula Suite Lugano, and the sextet of Christian Wallumrød continues to evolve in its own idiosyncratic way on Outstairs. Like Fabula Suite Lugano, this album was produced by Manfed Eicher and recorded at the Auditorio RSI in Lugano, Switzerland. The studio's naturally clear acoustic sound also contributes to the musical outcome: in Wallumrød's music, often built of small gestures rather than dramatic flourishes, acute listening is of paramount importance.

There are some changes in the line-up: Espen Reinertsen comes in on tenor saxophone, and Tove Törngren is the band's new cellist. Reinertsen and CWE trumpeter Eivind Lønning have much experience together playing free improvised music. Their shared feeling for timbre, texture and extended instrumental technique is well-utilized by Wallumrød - as is the resourcefulness of Swedish cellist Tove Törngren, who works regularly in contexts from chamber music to pop to improvisation.

Gjermund Larsen, who joined the ensemble in time for the first sextet recording The Zoo Is Far, has a sound informed by a profound knowledge of Norwegian folk music. The yearning tone of his Hardanger fiddle has become one of the characteristic sounds of the group. Wallumrød and Per Oddvar Johansen have been collaborating for more than 20 years, and the drummer has a highly-developed sense for shading and detailing the inner architecture of Wallumrød's compositions.

Personnel: Christian Wallumrød (piano, harmonium, toy piano), Eivind Lønning (trumpet), Gjermund Larsen (violin, hardanger fiddle, viola), Espen Reinertsen (tenor saxophone), Tove Törngren (cello), Per Oddvar Johansen (drums, vibraphone)

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ECM 2289; ECM RECORDS - Germania; Pop Jazz

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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, atmospheric music that never palls 23 Feb 2014
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I love the diversity of Christian Wallumrød's music. This album will delight his other fans. The tracks are wintry, spare, sometimes slightly dissonant, but all are deeply enjoyable. There are a number of slow-tempo pieces during which silences make you hold your breath, waiting for the next note to fall. Listening to this feels like a walk through the snow. Quirky, introspective, but always richly musical. I highly recommend this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, intense, musically interesting - only for hardcore tune-lovers 30 Nov 2013
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This is a beautiful, wonderful, peaceful, time-bending record. Before plunging into it any longer, I would like to state that the amazon biography does not refer to this record, but to another great record from ECM.

Please correct this mistake, headmaster of amazon.

Thank you.

Meanwhile, all you other guys who like European jazz: throw your ears into this!

With regards
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