The Sea II

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The Sea II
The Sea II.jpg
Studio album by Ketil Bjørnstad
Released February 23, 1998 (1998-02-23)
Recorded December 1996 at Rainbow Studio in Oslo, Norway
Genre Chamber jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Length 47:55
Label ECM ECM 1633
Producer Manfred Eicher
Ketil Bjørnstad chronology
The River
The Sea II
Ett Liv

The Sea II is an album by Norwegian pianist Ketil Bjørnstad recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.[1] The album is a sequel to Bjørnstad's 1995 release The Sea.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "The general mood is a bit sleepy and the development from song to song is quite slow, although there are a few fiery and rockish solos from guitarist Rypdal. But overall, there is little on this well-played set that rises above the level of stimulating background music".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

ECM – ECM 1633.[1] All compositions by Ketil Bjørnstad except as indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Laila"   5:26
2. "Outward Bound"   4:52
3. "Brand"   5:46
4. "The Mother"   4:24
5. "Song for a Planet"   4:04
6. "Consequences" David Darling, Jon Christensen, Ketil Bjørnstad & Terje Rypdal 6:28
7. "Agnes"   4:26
8. "Mime"   4:22
9. "December"   3:18
10. "South"   4:49
Total length: 47:55



  1. ^ a b "The Sea II". ECM Records. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "The Sea II (All Music Review)". All Music. Retrieved April 30, 2017.