Wave of Sorrow

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Wave of Sorrow
Studio album by
Mikhail Alperin & Arkady Shilkloper
RecordedJuly 1989
ECM 1396
ProducerManfred Eicher
Mikhail Alperin chronology
Wave of Sorrow
Folk Dreams

Wave of Sorrow is an album by Soviet-Norwegian jazz pianist Mikhail Alperin and Russian brass player Arkady Shilkloper recorded in July 1989 and released on ECM the following year.[1]


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

The AllMusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album four stars, describing it as "An evocative, lyrical recording.... 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]

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 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 Adler, David R. Allmusic Review accessed November 1, 2011