Circa (album)

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Circa
Circa (album).jpg
Studio album by Michael Cain
Released 1997
Recorded August 1996
Genre Jazz
Length 53:31
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Michael Cain chronology
Indira
(1995)
Circa
(1996)
The Evidence of Things Unseen
(1997)

Circa is an album by American composer and pianist Michael Cain with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and saxophonist Peter Epstein recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Ranging from what sounds like chamber music (it is often difficult to determine when the musicians are improvising) to stretched-out long tones and heated sections, this episodic and continually intriguing music is never predictable and rewards repeated listenings".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Michael Cain except as indicated
  1. "Siegfried and Roy" - 1:26
  2. "Social Drones" (Ralph Alessi) - 2:46
  3. "Ped Cruc" - 3:27
  4. "Miss M." (Alessi) - 6:22
  5. "Circa" - 4:20
  6. "Egg" - 6:08
  7. "Top O' the Dunes" - 7:19
  8. "And Their White Tigers" - 4:32
  9. "Red Rock Rain" - 4:55
  10. "The Suchness of Dory Philpott" (Alessi, Cain) - 4:09
  11. "Marche" (Alessi) - 8:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 18, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed November 18, 2011