Siwan (album)

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Siwan
Siwan (album).jpg
Studio album by Jon Balke
Released 2009
Recorded 2007/08
Genre Jazz
Length 52:12
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Jon Balke chronology
Book of Velocities
(2006)Book of Velocities2006
Siwan
(2009)
Say and Play
(2011)Say and Play2011

Siwan is an album by pianist Jon Balke recorded in 2007/08 and released on the ECM label in 2009.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Every track here reveals something unusual, brings something hidden and alien to the fore even as it beguiles the listener with its intimacy of secret histories and knowledge. Siwan is Balke's masterpiece thus far, and will hopefully become as influential as it is groundbreaking".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jon Balke with lyrics by Amina Alaoui
  1. "Tuchia" - 4:56
  2. "O Andalusin" - 2:25
  3. "Jadwa" - 5:17
  4. "Ya Safwati" - 5:17
  5. "Ondas Do Mar de Vigo" - 4:30
  6. "Itimad" - 6:43
  7. "A La Dina Dana" - 3:27
  8. "Zahori" - 4:56
  9. "Ashiyin Raïqin" - 4:16
  10. "Thulâthiyat" - 10:04
  11. "Toda Ciencia Trascendiendo" - 12:23
  • Recorded at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway in 2007/08.

Personnel[edit]

Barokksolistene:

References[edit]

  1. ^ ECM discography accessed November 17, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 17, 2011