Suspended Night

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Suspended Night
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Studio album by Tomasz Stańko
Released February 9, 2004
Recorded July 2003
Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Genre Jazz
Length 69:01
Label ECM
ECM 1868
Producer Manfred Eicher
Tomasz Stańko chronology
Soul of Things
(2001)Soul of Things2001
Suspended Night

Suspended Night is an album by Polish jazz trumpeter and composer Tomasz Stańko recorded in 2003 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars stating "Suspended Night, on ECM, follows the hugely successful Soul of Things on the same label. It is only the second international offering from this group, but the flowering and maturation of this creative relationship are nothing if not utterly stunning. This ensemble has developed its own bravely compelling yet tonally accessible voice in articulating Stanko's unique compositional language; it is one that opens up the jazz tradition from the inside in startling and wonderful new directions... This a major new lyric statement that actually looks at jazz as a future music of unfolding investigation rather than as merely a historic tradition celebrating itself. Suspended Night is essential for any serious jazz fan and a wonderful introduction to Stanko's music as well".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tomasz Stańko except as indicated.
  1. "Song for Sarah" - 5:33
  2. "Suspended Variations I" - 8:53
  3. "Suspended Variations II" - 8:24
  4. "Suspended Variations III" - 7:13
  5. "Suspended Variations IV" - 7:04
  6. "Suspended Variations V" - 4:23
  7. "Suspended Variations VI" - 8:58
  8. "Suspended Variations VII" - 3:26
  9. "Suspended Variations VIII" (Stańko, Wasilewski, Kurkiewicz, Miskiewicz) - 4:24
  10. "Suspended Variations IX" - 5:56
  11. "Suspended Variations X" (Stańko, Wasilewski, Kurkiewicz, Miskiewicz) - 4:47



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 14, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed October 14, 2011