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Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland & Bill Frisell - Angel Song [LP Luminessence Series - 2LP Audiophile Vinyl Edition]


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Cat. no: 0814303
Format: LP Luminessence Series - 2LP Audiophile Vinyl Edition
Barcode: 602508143038
Release Date: 31 May 2024
Genre: Jazz

Luminessence, ECM's new audiophile vinyl-reissue series, is a kaleidoscope, shedding light on the jewels of the label's deep catalogue in elegant, high-quality editions - audiophile vinyl pressing, high-grade tip-on gatefold sleeves that include new liner notes

"Destined to go down in history as a jazz classic" was the verdict with which The Guardian greeted this album on its release in 1997, saying, "Wheeler's compositions and four of the world's greatest improvisers make for a tranquil set that rewards with every listening. This is beautiful, golden music." 

'Angel Song' is among the apexes of the label's catalogue, uniting four master-improvisers - each with a unique artistic identity - in an intimate, drummer-less quartet session. Kenny Wheeler is the composer of the nine hauntingly lyrical chamber- elaborations and endows them with his singular timbre on fugelhorn and trumpet in expressive melodic exchanges with alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. Dave Holland's bass-foundation is as compelling as ever, giving Bill Frisell all the freedom for harmony-encompassing improvisation. 

The verdict of The Times was equally jubilant: "This is a stirringly beautiful album: Holland's lithe dependability providing the anchor for the dignifed sonorousness of Konitz, the fickering grace of Frisell and the plangent tenderness of Wheeler himself." 

The album is released on vinyl for the very frst time as part of the Luminessence series and is presented as a 2-LP set housed in a tip-on gatefold sleeve. 

Kenny Wheeler: trumpet & fugelhorn 
Lee Konitz: alto saxophone
Dave Holland: double bass 
Bill Frisell: electric guitar

Tracks: Nicolette / Present Past / Kind Folk / Unti / Angel Song / Onmo / Nonetheless / Past Present / Kind Of Gentle

More From This Artist: Bill Frisell Dave Holland Kenny Wheeler Lee Konitz

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