Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature

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Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature
Studio album by George Russell
Released 1969 / 1980
Recorded April 28, 1969 (1968 Version)
June 9 & 10 1980 (1980 Version)
Genre Avant-garde jazz
Length 51:49 (1968 Version)
48:13 (1980 Version)
Label Flying Dutchman Records
Strata-East Records
Soul Note
George Russell chronology
George Russell Sextet at Beethoven Hall
(1965)
Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature
(1969)
Trip to Prillarguri
(1970)
1980 Soul Note Recording
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature is a work by jazz arranger George Russell originally written in 1968 and first recorded in concert in Norway on April 28, 1969 and released on the Flying Dutchman label. The 1969 recording featured Russell with Jan Garbarek, Manfred Schoof, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, and Red Mitchell and was subsequently rereleased on Strata-East Records on LP in 1974.[2]

Russell revisited the piece in 1980 with Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Victor Comer, Keith Copeland, Robert Moore and Lew Soloff. It was released on the Italian Soul Note label as an LP in 1980 and CD in 1985.[3]

Tracklisting[edit]

1969 Version

  1. "Events 1-2-3-4-5-6-7" - 25:36
  2. "Events 8-9-10-11-12-13-14" - 26:13

1980 Version

  1. "Events 1-2-3-4-5-6-7" - 23:45
  2. "Events 8-9-10-11-12-13-14" - 24:28

Personnel[edit]

1969 recording[edit]

Recorded live at the Sonja Henie/Neils Onstad Center Oslo April 1969

1980 recording[edit]

Recorded June 9 & 10, 1980 at Barigozzi Studio, Milan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron (2011). "Electric Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature - George Russell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Wynn, R. Allmusic Review (1968 Version) accessed 4 August 2009
  3. ^ Allmusic Review (1980 Version) accessed 4 August 2009