Arctic Riff [2 Vinyls]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 8/7/2020
Label: ECM Records
Availability: Backorder

The first-time teaming of Poland’s dynamic Marcin Wasilewski Trio and big-toned US tenorist Joe Lovano brings forth special music of concentrated, deep feeling, in which lyricism and strength seem ideally balanced. The alliance plays four new tunes by Marcin and one by Joe, as well as Carla Bley’s classic “Vashkar” (in two variations), plus collective improvisations with strong input from all four players;  Slawomir Kurkiewicz’s bass skills are particularly well-deployed in the spontaneous piece “Arco”. Joe will be joining the Polish trio for a number of selected concerts in the autumn. Arctic Riff was recorded at France’s Studio La Buissonne  in August 2019, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

1. Glimmer of Hope
Length: 08:33
2. Vashkar
Length: 05:56
3. Cadenza
Length: 09:12
4. Fading Sorrow
Length: 06:01
5. Arco
Length: 04:00
6. Stray Cat Walk
Length: 02:32
7. L'amour Fou
Length: 08:52
8. A Glimpse
Length: 02:10
9. Vashkar (Var.)
Length: 04:38
10. On the Other Side
Length: 05:01
11. Old Hat
Length: 05:35
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 62:30
UPC: 602508799594