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Stone in the Water
Stefano Bollani, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund
Stone in the Water
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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This is a beautiful piano trio album and a chance to hear Stefano Bollani in a different context. Recorded in New York last October, with Manfred Eicher producing, Stone in the Water is the first of Stefano Bollani s ECM r...  more »

     
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All Artists: Stefano Bollani, Jesper Bodilsen, Morten Lund
Title: Stone in the Water
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 10/26/2009
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 602517941618

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This is a beautiful piano trio album and a chance to hear Stefano Bollani in a different context. Recorded in New York last October, with Manfred Eicher producing, Stone in the Water is the first of Stefano Bollani s ECM recordings to feature the Italian pianist s Danish Trio , a group that already has six years of playing experience behind it. The material on Stone in the Water spans original pieces by Bollani and Bodilsen, tunes by Caetano Veloso and Antonio Carlos Jobim and Poulenc s Improvisation 13 en la mineur it s a wide range of material, unified by the gracefulness of Bollani s touch and the feeling of freedom in the trio playing.
 

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Beautiful
Daniel Volovets | Minneapolis, MN | 11/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I admit, I have a soft spot for piano trios that specialize in ballads. Though I have read that the pianist on this record, Stefano Bollani, can play much more than ballads, the tunes on this album are all slow-mid tempo. The trio's performances of the two Brazilian pieces, one by famous Tropicalia-era singer/composer Caetano Veloso and another by the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, are easily the highlights of the album. The latter, "Brigas Nunca Mais", is definitely my favorite cut... Bollani preserved the purity of the original (as performed by Elis Regina) while imbuing it with a Bill Evans-esque sensibility, practically echoing Bill's performance of "My Foolish Heart" at the Village Vanguard in 1961...

The typical ECM album usually fails to move me -- some artists on the label think that sparse playing automatically makes it enjoyable. But Bollani's trio keeps things harmonically, rhythmically, and melodically interesting (the bassist's solo on track 1 is great) despite the relatively sparse playing. If you like Bill Evans releases like "You Must Believe in Spring" or "Moonbeams", any Eddie Higgins trio album, or just fine jazz ballad playing in general, do yourself a favor and pick up "Stone in the Water"."
My first attempt at a review on Amazon....
Robert Scarlett | MI, USA | 03/24/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've never felt compelled to write a review of the many CDs I've purchased from Amazon over the years, but felt I had to say something about Stone in the Water. I purchased this disc several weeks ago and have listened to it every day since, sometimes more than once, and I can't recommend it highly enough. The majority of my listening is to classical music, especially piano since piano performance was my major through one year of graduate school before I changed majors. (I'm now a visual artist.) But I'm particularly fond of jazz piano trios: Bill Evans of course, as well as many others, including Keith Jarrett, Tord Gustavsen, Bobo Stenson, Martial Solal, Gordon Beck.... But for reasons I can't fully explain, Stefano Bollani has captured my attention and my heart in a way none of the others has, not even Bill Evans (dare I admit that?). I hope that ECM will continue to encourage him and support him because I think this is a trio that is going to continue to grow together in a remarkable way. Don't know what else to say other than that if this were still the days of the LP, I'd be laying in several copies for fear of wearing out more than one.
Robert Scarlett, MI, USA"
Verhalten , klar , kraftvoll .
A. Adam | Thüringen | 11/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gerade in der späten Zeit des Jahres , wo wenig Licht und viel Innerlichkeit die Menschen der nördlichen Halbkugel verbindet , gibt diese Musik eine Richtung und begleitet mit ihrer Melodie den Fluß der Zeit ."