Alpstein (album)

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Studio album by Paul Giger
Released 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Jazz
Length 62:15
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Paul Giger chronology

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


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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 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



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