Cloud Dance

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Cloud Dance
Cloud Dance.jpg
Studio album by Collin Walcott
Released 1976
Recorded March 1975
Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg
Genre World music, Jazz
Length 39:30
Label ECM
ECM 1062
Producer Manfred Eicher
Collin Walcott chronology
Cloud Dance
(1976)
Grazing Dreams
(1977)

Cloud Dance is the debut album by American sitarist and composer Collin Walcott, released in 1975 on the ECM label.[1] For this record Walcott was joined by the group Gateway consisting of John Abercrombie, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette. It was recorded in March 1975, as was the group's debut Gateway.[2] Two years earlier Abercrombie had worked with Walcott on David Liebman's Drum Ode (ECM 1046), and they collaborated again on Walcott's 1977 album Grazing Dreams.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 4½ stars.[5]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[6]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Collin Walcott except as indicated.
  1. "Margueritte" - 8:32
  2. "Prancing" - 3:24
  3. "Night Glider" - 6:40
  4. "Scimitar" (John Abercrombie, Walcott) - 2:46
  5. "Vadana" - 7:00
  6. "Eastern Song" - 2:34
  7. "Padma" (Abercrombie, Walcott) - 2:47
  8. "Cloud Dance" - 5:47

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 5, 2011
  2. ^ ECMRecords.com accessed January 2, 2013
  3. ^ ECMRecords.com accessed January 2, 2013
  4. ^ ECMRecords.com accessed January 2, 2013
  5. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed September 5, 2011
  6. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 202. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.