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Pianist Ketil Bjørnstad's quartet set with cellist David Darling, guitarist Terje Rypdal, and drummer Jon Christensen is almost a stereotype of an ECM release. His ten originals all set an introspective and mostly somber mood, their themes are less important than the atmosphere that they form, and the individual solos of the musicians are less significant than the ensemble sound. 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.
Born: 04 March 1941 in Elkhart, IN
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs by David Darling
||Upwelling||Upwelling - Single||9:38||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Beneath an Evening Sky||Old Friends, New Friends||7:00||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Kupala||Old Friends, New Friends||8:04||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Special Delivery||Old Friends, New Friends||7:03||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Celeste||Old Friends, New Friends||4:53||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Yesterday and Long Ago||Old Friends, New Friends||7:51||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||New Moon||Old Friends, New Friends||7:27||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen We Forgive||Prayer for Compassion||4:03||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeaven Here On Earth||Prayer for Compassion||2:20||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||CleanShoeStrings||Prayer for Compassion||2:50||0,99 €||View in iTunes|