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Stone In The Water

Stefano Bollani, Jesper Boldisen, Morten Lund

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1
Dom de iludir
Stefano Bollani Trio
5:51
2
Orvieto
Stefano Bollani Trio
8:02
3
Edith
Stefano Bollani Trio
7:30
4
Brigas nunca mais
Stefano Bollani Trio
6:28
5
Il cervello del pavone
Stefano Bollani Trio
7:06
6
Un sasso nello stagno
Stefano Bollani Trio
5:52
7
Improvisation 13 en la mineur
Stefano Bollani Trio
6:18
8
Asuda
Stefano Bollani Trio
8:13
9
Joker In The Village
Stefano Bollani Trio
6:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:44
"Four Stars ... there are thoughtful originals ... but also an ­absorbing programme drawing on ­Caetano Veloso, ­Jobim and Francis ­Poulenc, with the latter ­meditation highlighting ­Bollani's ­startling harmonic ­imagination. His natural playfulness might be disguised here, but it is present all the same."
- The Guardian

"... finally gives the trio the international exposure it deserves ... it's the year's most sublime piano trio recording, where silence and the power of understatement are as definitive as the virtuosity that underscores this group's uncanny empathy ... it's impossible not to appreciate this trio's harmonic sophistication and overall technical skill, as it refines and modernizes a jazz tradition merged with European impressionism."
- All About Jazz

Stone In The Water features the brilliant Italian pianist Stefano Bollani’s Danish trio, a group that had been honing its improvisational understanding for six years leading up to this 2008 recording. Bassist Jesper Bodilsen and drummer Morten Lund draw on a still longer association, having collaborated closely for more than 15 years. The three players move, with immense subtlety, through a fascinating programme that includes new pieces by Bollani and Bodilsen, plus ballads by Caetano Veloso and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Poulenc’s Improvisation 13, bringing fresh colours to the piano trio genre.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Studio Masters

Recorded October 2008 at Avatar Studios, New York
Engineer: James A. Farber
Assistant: Justin Gerrish
Cover photo: Eberhard Ross
Liner photos: Robert Lewis
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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