The Sea II

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The Sea II
Studio album by Ketil Bjørnstad
Released 1998
Recorded December 1996
Genre Chamber jazz
Length 48:04
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ketil Bjørnstad chronology
The River
(1996)
The Sea II
(1996)
Ett Liv
(1997)

The Sea II is an album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.[1] The album is a sequel to Bjørnstad's 1995 release The Sea.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The general mood is a bit sleepy and the development from song to song is quite slow, although there are a few fiery and rockish solos from guitarist Rypdal. But overall, there is little on this well-played set that rises above the level of stimulating background music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ketil Bjørnstad except as indicated
  1. "Laila" - 5:26
  2. "Outward Bound" - 4:52
  3. "Brand" - 5:46
  4. "The Mother" - 4:24
  5. "Song for a Planet" - 4:04
  6. "Consequences" (David Darling, Jon Christensen, Ketil Bjørnstad, Terje Rypdal) - 6:28
  7. "Agnes" - 4:26
  8. "Mime" - 4:22
  9. "December" - 3:18
  10. "South" - 4:49
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in December 1996

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed October 11, 2011