Epigraphs (album)

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Epigraphs
Epigraphs (album).jpg
Studio album by Ketil Bjørnstad and David Darling
Released 2000
Recorded September 1998
Genre Jazz
Length 56:51
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ketil Bjørnstad chronology
Himmelrand
(1999)
Epigraphs
(1999)
Grace
(2001)

Epigraphs is an album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad with American cellist David Darling recorded in 1998 and released on the ECM label in 2000.[1][2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
All About Jazz 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Reception[edit]

The All About Jazz review by Glenn Astarita awarded the album 3.5 stars,[1] and the Allmusic review by Rick Anderson awarded the album 4 stars, stating:

... To call this music "minimalist" wouldn't be entirely accurate, since there's quite a bit of harmonic movement and not much repetition, but because Bjornstad and Darling's playing is so consistently gentle and the music is so consistently quiet and pleasant, this album has a flavor that will be familiar to fans of Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt. Recommended...[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ketil Bjørnstad, except as indicated.
  1. «Epigraph No. 1» (3:04)
  2. «Upland» (4:04)
  3. «Wakening» (4:10)
  4. «Epigraph No. 1, Var. 1» (1:39)
  5. «Pavane» (3:39)
    (William Byrd)
  6. «Fantasia» (1:59)
    (Orlando Gibbons)
  7. «Epigraph No. 1, Var. 2» (2:20)
  8. «The Guest» (2:41)
  9. «After Celan» (3:46)
  10. «Song for TKJD» (6:24)
    (David Darling)
  11. «Silent Dream» (4:41)
    (David Darling)
  12. «The Lake» (4:11)
  13. «Gothic» (4:07)
  14. «Epigraph No. 1, Var. 3» (1:28)
  15. «Le Jour S'Endort» (3:44)
    (Guillaume Dufay)
  16. «Factus Est Repente» (4:54)
    (Gregor Aichinger)

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in September 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Astarita, Glenn. "Ketil Bjornstad & David Darling: Epigraphs Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  2. ^ "ECM discography". ECM Records. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. "Ketil Bjørnstad Epigraphs Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-21.