Wave of Sorrow

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Wave of Sorrow
Wave of Sorrow.jpg
Studio album by
Mikhail Alperin and Arkady Shilkloper
RecordedJuly 1989
ProducerManfred Eicher
Mikhail Alperin chronology
Wave of Sorrow
Folk Dreams

Wave of Sorrow is an album by Mikhail Alperin and Arkady Shilkloper recorded in 1989 and released on the ECM label.

Recording and music[edit]

The album was recorded in July 1989.[1] "The two draw heavily on Slavic folk influences, even as they mine the kind of airy, contemplative jazz harmonies associated with the ECM school".[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[1]

Wave of Sorrow was released by ECM Records.[1] The AllMusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 4 stars, describing it as "An evocative, lyrical recording".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz found the album attractive but predictable and inconsequential.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mikhail Alperin
  1. "Song" - 6:35
  2. "Poem" - 4:23
  3. "Wave of Sorrow" - 6:23
  4. "Toccata" - 5:15
  5. "Unisons" - 4:29
  6. "Introduction and Dance in 7/4" - 4:32
  7. "Short Story" - 4:57
  8. "Prelude in B-flat Minor" - 5:33
  9. "Miniature" - 4:17
  10. "Epilogue" - 1:15



  1. ^ a b c d Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
  2. ^ a b c Adler, David R. Allmusic Review accessed November 1, 2011