The Sea (Ketil Bjørnstad album)

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The Sea
The Sea (Ketil Bjørnstad album).jpg
Studio album by Ketil Bjørnstad
Released 1995
Recorded September 1994
Rainbow Studio, Oslo
Genre Chamber jazz, folk jazz, new-age
Length 74:41
Label ECM
ECM 1545
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ketil Bjørnstad chronology
Salomos Høysang
(1995)Salomos Høysang1995
The Sea

The Sea is an album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad recorded in 1994 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars on 5 stars for user rating, stating "The music is generally mournful, full of space, floating and very much a soundtrack for one's thoughts... Some listeners may enjoy its introspective and peaceful nature of these performances but most will find this a bit of a bore.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I" 7:56
2. "II" 7:31
3. "III" 4:42
4. "IV" 8:50
5. "V" 6:42
6. "VI" 9:20
7. "VII" 5:19
8. "VIII" 2:43
9. "IX" 5:51
10. "X" 4:34
11. "XI" 7:34
12. "XII" 3:39
All compositions by Ketil Bjørnstad



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed October 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 18, 2017