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Terje Rypal: If Mountains Could Sing
Terje Rypdal, Christian Eggen
Terje Rypal: If Mountains Could Sing
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Terje Rypdal, Christian Eggen
Title: Terje Rypal: If Mountains Could Sing
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ecm Import
Release Date: 1/30/2001
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Classical
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Modern Postbebop, Bebop, Chamber Music, Instruments, Electronic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731452398727

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Not for the average listener
THX1138b | NY USA | 09/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rypdal led a blistering rock trio through the 90s while at the same time writing symphonies and concertos. The two meet here with mixed, thought mostly good, results. Don't expect the ordinary and you won't be disappointed.
The CD opens with a fun, accessible tune by the trio but quickly moves thorough a dense atmospheric piece and when the strings come in they are used both to blend and contrast the guitar trio parts.
The title tune is a marvelous, brooding, granitic blend of strings and guitar. "But on the other hand" slowly builds such a palpable tension between strings and percussion that you'll probably need a minute to recover when it's over.
"One for the roadrunner" is a searing, free style guitar.
In between are pieces where the trio and strings dance, thrust and parry. Rypdal's unique guitar sings (and occasionally screams) throughout."
Perfectly Titled Collection of Rypdal Styles
Jeff Gower | 02/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is 90's Rypdal, and this is the best collection of his by-then many expressive means: fusion, classical, avant-garde, ballad, etc.. Plus, the sound quality is top-notch. Fantastic collection of varied and brilliant gems from an undeniable genius. It needs to be listened to as such."