Book of Velocities

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Jon Balke
Book of Velocities

[ ECM Records / CD ]

Release Date: Saturday 27 October 2007

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This Norwegian pianist's first-ever solo disc is a remarkable 'book' of 19 short pieces, grouped into four chapters and an epilogue, of music composed and improvised, exploring a whole vocabulary of ideas, techniques, rhythms, textures and sound-colours.

Norwegian pianist Jon Balke's first-ever solo disc is a remarkable 'book' of 19 short pieces, grouped into four chapters and an epilogue, of music composed and improvised, exploring a whole vocabulary of ideas, techniques, rhythms, textures and sound-colours.

Resembling no other disc in the solo piano genre, this is another strikingly original release from the instigator of the Magnetic North Orchestra and Batagraf.

Tracks:

Chapter I:
Giada
Scintilla
Spread
Castello
Resilience

Chapter II:
Single Line
Nyl
Double Line

Chapter III:
Obsidian
Sunday Shapes
Gum Bounce
Finger Bass
Contrivance

Chapter IV:
Drape Hanger
Septima Llegada
Reel Set
Scrim Stand

Epilogue:
Sonance
Nefriit