Alpstein (album)

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Alpstein
Alpstein (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1991
Recorded1990-1991
GenreJazz
Length62:15
LabelECM
ProducerManfred Eicher
Paul Giger chronology
Chartres
(1989)
Alpstein
(1991)
Schattenwelt
(1993)

Alpstein is the second album by Swiss violinist Paul Giger recorded in 1990 and 1991 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Mark W. B. Allender awarded the album 4 stars stating "Violin virtuoso Paul Giger revisits his roots with this, his second solo recording, Alpstein, which features pieces for violin, saxophone, and percussion based on the folk traditions of the Alpstein region of Switzerland... This recording features the saxophone work of Jan Garbarek and the percussion of Pierre Favre. Both add an incredible warmth to the recording on the pieces they are featured on".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Giger
  1. "Zäuerli" - 3:07
  2. "Karma Shadub" - 13:39
  3. "Alpsegen" - 12:38
  4. "Zäuerli" - 1:51
  5. "Zäuerli" - 2:18
  6. "Chuereihe" - 17:33
  7. "Chlauseschuppel" - 4:09
  8. "Trogener Chilbiläbe" - 7:00
    • Recorded at Trogen, Switzerland in 1990 and at Rainbow Studio on Oslo, Norway in 1990-1991

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 31, 2011
  2. ^ a b Allender, M. W. B. Allmusic Review accessed October 31, 2011