Journal October

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Journal October
Journal October.jpg
Studio album by David Darling
Released 1980
Recorded October 1979
Genre Jazz
Length 52:45
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
David Darling chronology
Journal October

Journal October is the debut album by cellist David Darling recorded in 1979 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars stating "Although not strictly a jazz album, David Darling's 1979 solo release, Journal October, deserves attention. His technique is amazing, even if a lot of times he's more interested in colors and textures than in rhythms. He's certainly influenced by contemporary classical music, and at times things get so introspective he almost seems detached. But it's worth investigating, for Darling is capable of exciting statements".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All music by David Darling
  1. "Slow Return" - 12:55
  2. "Bells and Gongs" - 1:29
  3. "Far Away Lights" - 3:41
  4. "Solo Cello" - 5:46
  5. "Minor Blue" - 3:23
  6. "Clouds" - 6:17
  7. "Solo Cello" - 6:26
  8. "Solo Cello and Voice" - 2:59
  9. "Journal October, Stuttgart" - 10:21
  • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in October 1979



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 15, 2011
  2. ^ a b Wynn,R. Allmusic Review accessed September 15, 2011