BARRE PHILLIPS

Mountainscapes

John Surman: baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, synthesizer; Barre Phillips: double bass; Stu Martin: drums, synthesizer; Dieter Feichtner: synthesizer; John Abercrombie: guitar 

ECM 1076                   CD: 6025 6743049 0

Barre Phillips’s Mountainscapes brings together strongly contrasting elements, the furious high-energy playing of the Surman/Phillips/Martin trio juxtaposed with spacious impressionistic pieces originally created for Carolyn Carlson’s ballet dancers. The integration of acoustic instruments and electronics (with three of the musicians playing synthesizers) is beautifully balanced in the production. John Abercrombie dropped by the studio to jam on the last track, raising the energy level still higher. Recorded in March 1976, Mountainscapes was described by Melody Maker as “vast, awesome and glorious” and “a starting point for the shape of jazz to come.”

Related concerts

2019
PACK 25 CD
Pack de 25 CD:
2019
STEVE TIBBETTS
Northern Song
2019
CHICK COREA
Piano improvisations Vol.1
2019
EBERHARD WEBER
The Following Morning
2019
MICK GOODRICK
In Pas(s)*ing
Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies Learn more
ACCEPTAR