Cycles (David Darling album)

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Studio album by David Darling
Released 1982
Recorded November 1981
Talent Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 46:24
Label ECM
ECM 1219
Producer Manfred Eicher
David Darling chronology
Journal October

Cycles is the second album by cellist David Darling recorded in 1981 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Darling and his sidemen give the music a wide variety of sounds. However, the sleepy mood is very much in the stereotypical ECM mold, making this set mostly of interest for selected tastes".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by David Darling except as indicated.
  1. "Cycle Song" - 7:09
  2. "Cycle One: Namaste" (Darling, Jan Garbarek, Collin Walcott) - 4:11
  3. "Fly" - 9:25
  4. "Ode" - 6:55
  5. "Cycle Two: Trio" (Darling, Steve Kuhn, Walcott) - 5:30
  6. "Cycle Three: Quintet and Coda" (Arild Andersen, Oscar Castro-Neves, Darling, Kuhn, Walcott) - 7:52
  7. "Jessica's Sunwheel" (Castro-Neves, Darling) - 5:21



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 16, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 16, 2011