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Cantando

Bobo Stenson Trio

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1
Olivia
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
6:39
2
Song Of Ruth
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
6:42
3
Wooden Church
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
7:01
4
M
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
8:00
5
Chiquilin de Bachin
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
8:04
6
Pages
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
13:40
7
Don's Kora Song
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
5:08
8
A Fixed Goal
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
4:13
9
Love I've Found You
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
3:13
10
Liebesode
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
8:36
11
Song Of Ruth (Variation)
Bobo Stenson; Anders Jormin; Jon Fält
6:48
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:04
"... embodies two qualities that usually don’t go together: extreme breadth and extreme humility ... it’s pulsating, lumpy with long improvised phrases; it’s alive."
- The New York Times

"Four Stars ... shows his gift in revealing what is so often lost in performance: the heart of a song. He does it by respecting the primacy of melody ... the more you listen to this minor masterpiece, the more you realize the quiet beauty of this album is realized in the art of less is more ... he makes each (piece) sound as if they're all chapters from the same book. It's a story you sense he could spin forever and still leave you wanting more."
- The Guardian

"Five Stars ... the perfect combination of melodic resonance and liberal interpretation ... what makes Cantando another milestone is the introduction of (drummer) Jon Fält ... Fält's no less a colourist than Motian or Christensen ... the profound chemistry is undeniable as he brings new energy, encouraging his trio mates to play with a vitality not heard since (1998's) War Orphans, even as they all approach the music with more thoughtful abandon ... one of the pianist's best ... (builds) on past accomplishments while demonstrating newfound potential, greater diversity and unforeseen energy."
- All About Jazz

Cantando features the reconfigured Bobo Stenson Trio in a characteristically diverse performance, spanning original compositions, group improvisation and pieces by Peter Eben, Alban Berg, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Silvio Rodriguez. Master pianist Stenson, long term bassist Anders Jormin and the newest member, responsive young drummer Jon Fält, have already developed a richly detailed sound unlike anything in modern jazz: both an extension of the jazz piano tradition and, with its windows opening onto classical music and world folklore, a force apart from it.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM Records Studio Masters

Recorded December 2007 at Auditorio Radio Svizzera, Lugano
Engineer: Stefano Amerio
Cover Photo: Thomas Wunsch
Liner Photos: Jacky Lepage
Design: Sascha Kleis
Produced by Manfred Eicher

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