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David Darling
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: David Darling
Title: Cycles
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ecm Import
Release Date: 5/16/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284317221

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This is a very special album.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is a very special album because of the unique mix of instrumentation. I had been looking for something involving piano and cello, and when you throw Jan Garbarek into the mix, it's usually a good thing. From the opening the 'cycles' of the changes are hypnotic without being repetitive, and I was transfixed. Side 1 of my record ends with 'Fly'; listen to the saxophone for the first half and it makes sense. 'Ode' is a reprise from the Paul Winter Consort; very close to an ECM jazz standard. The friend who'd opened my ears to this suggested listening to it in a dark room in December with only the Christmas lights on; it's astonishing the rest of the year too."
Mystical, and dream-like
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album portrays beauty, anguish, calm, and many other states of being. It has some of the qualities of New-Age yet has the emotion impact of classical. As well, it has a large jazz component. It isn't an all out "chill-out" disc, by any means. It contains some very foreboding moments, thanks to Jan Garbarek's wild playing on some tracks! It all shimmers with a vagueness though that is characteristic of a dream! I love this release for its range of emotion and emotional impact especially on the melancholy "Cycle Song"!!"
Helps to fill your life with meaning
Jan Bäcklin | Motala, Östergötland Sweden | 08/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have often used this record in theatre-work, for concentration as well as relaxation, but most of all: inspiration. Some of the intensive, lyrical musical lines presented in Cycles make me want to cry every time I listen to them, they help opening my mind and also reassure me of a higher conception of life - a state safely beyond boring limits of "understanding"."