Blue (Terje Rypdal album)

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Blue
Studio album by Terje Rypdal
Released 1987
Recorded November 1986
Genre Jazz fusion, space rock
Length 35:28
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Terje Rypdal chronology
Chaser
(1985)
Blue
(1986)
The Singles Collection
(1989)

Blue is an album by guitarist Terje Rypdal and The Chasers, bassist Bjørn Kjellemyr and drummer Audun Kleive, recorded in 1985 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One of the primary attributes of Blue is its sequencing; the entire recording seems to unfold endlessly and seamlessly. Nothing is rushed, and all parts and players contribute economically. The band establishes a textural point of view to improvise from in every selection, and doesn't seem to be hindered by the guitar-bass-drums limitation. Each track appears to reveal itself as a sound world, full of possibility and limitless space, giving the band a chance to offer itself to these compositions rather than just play them".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Terje Rypdal except as indicated
  1. "The Curse" - 1:26
  2. Kompet Går" (Bjørn Kjellemyr, Audun Kleive, Terje Rypdal) - 6:52
  3. "I Disremember Quite Well" - 5:06
  4. "Og Hva Synes VI Om Det" (Kjellemyr, Kleive, Rypdal) - 5:53
  5. "Last Nite" - 3:30
  6. "Blue" - 5:43
  7. "Tanga" - 4:18
  8. "On Bare" - 3:03
    • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in November 1986

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 28, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. P. Allmusic Review accessed September 28, 2011