Book of Velocities

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Book of Velocities
Book of Velocities.jpg
Studio album by Jon Balke
Released 2007
Recorded September 2006
Genre Jazz
Length 67:17
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jon Balke chronology
Diverted Travels
(2004)
Book of Velocities
(2006)
Siwan
(2009)

Book of Velocities is a solo album by pianist Jon Balke recorded in 2006 and released on the ECM label in 2007.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars stating "nothing could have prepared the listener for this gorgeous set of unedited, unprocessed, and undubbed piano pieces... It is very minimal, but also very malleable; change is the order of the proceeding, so a quiet form of delight is given to the listener as the process of discovery unfolds over and over again. Highly recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jon Balke
  1. "Chapter 1: Giada" - 3:34
  2. "Chapter 1: Scintilla" - 0:56
  3. "Chapter 1: Spread" - 4:26
  4. "Chapter 1: Castello" - 3:48
  5. "Chapter 1: Resilience" - 3:34
  6. "Chapter 2: Single Line" - 2:34
  7. "Chapter 2: Nyl" - 3:35
  8. "Chapter 2: Double Line" - 3:09
  9. "Chapter 3: Obsidian" - 3:26
  10. "Chapter 3: Sunday Shapes" - 3:19
  11. "Chapter 3: Gum Bounce" - 2:00
  12. "Chapter 3: Finger Bass" - 3:23
  13. "Chapter 3: Contrivance" - 2:45
  14. "Chapter 4: Drape Hanger" - 3:15
  15. "Chapter 4: Septima Llegada" - 2:03
  16. "Chapter 4: Reel Set" - 1:25
  17. "Chapter 4: Scrim Stand" - 3:17
  18. "Epilogue: Sonance" - 4:46
  19. "Epilogue: Nefriit" - 2:58
    • Recorded at Radio Studio DRZ in Zürich, Switzerland in September 2006.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 17, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 17, 2011