Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
One of the cornor stones of ECM's early recordings
Tung-lung Lin | Plano, TX United States | 03/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been listening to ECM's music for decades. This work, is one of my favorate recordings. If I could only own 10 of ECM's recordings. This work will be on my list, as well as Michael Naura's Country Children, Stephan Micus' Wings over Water, Egberto Gismonti's Sol Do Meio Dia, Meredith Monk's Dolmen Music, Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, Ralph Towner's Solstice, Eberhard Weber's Little Movements, Nana Vasconcelos's Saudades, Oregon, Codona and Folk Songs."
The Mozart of Eurojazz
Brian Whistler | Forestville, CA United States | 07/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rainer is great. He has the technique, he has the ideas, and the creativity to beguile and easily sustain interest for a whole album. Sideman to master sax player/composer Jan Garbarek, and bass player composer Eberhard Weber, he is the perfect european jazz pianist. The opposite of funky , Bruninghaus almost never plays a blue note. But he is such a divinely rare incarnation of euorsoul, you don't even miss the african vibe. Besides, it's there subliminally: ie the man swings! He has found his own unique identity as a composer and improviser. There are cool tunes on this record, and glaringly ,almost in reaction to his longtime association with Eberhard Weber, there is no bass player on this recording. Sometimes I wish there was, but despite that sometimes pointed decision to eschew the bottom, this record stands the test of time. An interesting and emotionally poignant as well as intellectually stimulating recording to be savored."
Excellent side man steps out big first time on his own!
Brian Whistler | 09/10/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am impressed most with his approach and attack of a tune but does not hog the show from fellow musicians. If you have heard and liked his work before, this album will not disapoint."