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Sunrise

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio

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1.1
Ballad #1
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
5:38
1.2
New Day
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
4:48
1.3
Short Stuff
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
2:11
1.4
So What Variations
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
5:33
1.5
Ballad #2
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
7:17
1.6
Sunrise
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
5:53
1.7
Sticks And Cymbals
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
6:18
1.8
End Of Day
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
4:51
1.9
Uptempo
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
4:11
1.10
Last Ballad
Masabumi Kikuchi; Thomas Morgan; Paul Motian
5:20
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    52:00
"When you first hear the drummer in the right channel, whispering then falling silent then stirring again, you know it’s Paul Motian and it hurts to feel his absence from the world." - JazzTimes.com "Five Stars ... a trio recording of spur-of-the-moment sounds. They create a set of diaphanous and delicately beautiful tunes laid down in the sparest of fashions, where each nuance of the music can be savoured and pondered to the fullest ... the entire set has a 'soundtrack to a dream world' quality, a world of surreal and subtle scintillations, cryptic whisperings and nebulous beauty." - All About Jazz This recording marks the first ECM release from pianist Masabumi Kikuchi and the last session from great drummer Paul Motian. Motian and Kikuchi were friends for many years and Motian understood the idiosyncracies and the wayward charm of the Japanese pianist’s highly personal style perhaps better than anyone. The trio on this strangely beautiful album, completed by double bassist Thomas Morgan, makes new art out of the interactive free rubato ballad.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded September 2009 Avatar Studios, New York Engineer: James A. Farber Assistant: Rick Kwan Cover painting: Akiko Kitami Liner photos: John Rogers Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

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