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Babylon-Suite

Vera Kappeler, Peter Conradin Zumthor

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1.1
Das erste Tier
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
7:41
1.2
Tor II
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
5:56
1.3
Tor I
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
5:13
1.4
Ne Pidu Ja Do Lesa
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
3:27
1.5
Annalisa
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
5:14
1.6
Traumgesicht
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
5:46
1.7
November
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
4:00
1.8
Tor III
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
3:05
1.9
Bontempi Var. I
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
1:09
1.10
Bontempi Var. II
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
1:07
1.11
Tor IV
Vera Kappeler; Peter Conradin Zumthor
5:09
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    47:47
"... a strangely compelling and compellingly strange hour. Highly recommended." - TheJazzBreakfast.com On their ECM debut, pianist Vera Kappeler and drummer Peter Conradin Zumthor present this music dominated by low registers and dark hues, commissioned for the Origen Cultural Festival. The "Babylon" in the title refers to the Book of Daniel: the lion’s den, the young men singing in the fiery furnace, a place of perdition, a labyrinth. The inspirational starting point launches creative composing and improvising and the shaping of strange and poetic material which is much more than merely programme music. The piano and drums leave spaces and ellipses for the imagination to fill as Kappeler’s pianistic touch and phrasing, most subtly detailed and underpinned by Zumthor’s melody-and-texture conscious drumming, draw the listener in, deeper into the dream.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Studio Masters

Recorded June, 2013 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano Engineer: Stefano Amerio Cover photo: Thomas Wunsch Liner photos: Benjamin Hofer, Palma Fiacco (p. 13) Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

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