Stefano Bollani

Joy in Spite of Everything (ECM 2360)

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Joy in Spite of Everything

Stefano Bollani

ECM

602537844593

ECM 142669

ECM 2360

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Joy in Spite of Everything

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Stefano Bollani is an artist of ebullient virtuosity, with uncommon sensitivity and range. The Italian pianist has proved to be at home on ECM improvising solo or leading a trio, as well as engaging in duos with Enrico Rava, Chick Corea and Brazilian bandolim player Hamilton de Holanda. With Joy In Spite Of Everything – an album of new compositions by the pianist for a trans-Atlantic quintet – Bollani has made his most beautifully textured and infectiously lyrical statement yet. He recorded these nine pieces at New York City's Avatar Studios with the Danish rhythm section heard on Stone In The Water – bassist Jesper Bodilsen and drummer Morten Lund – plus two prominent American players and ECM intimates: guitarist Bill Frisell and saxophonist Mark Turner. As its title reflects, Joy In Spite Of Everything brims with an indefatigable lightness of spirit despite the inevitable shadows of life.

PERSONNEL:

MARK TURNER, tenor sax
BILL FRISELL, guitar
STEFANO BOLLANI, piano
JESPER BODILSEN, bass
MORTEN LUND, drums

New York, June 8-9, 2013

TRACKS:

01. Easy Healing
02. No Pope No Party
03. Alobar e Kudra
04. Las Hortensias
05. Vale
06. Teddy
07. Ismene
08. Tales From The Time Loop
09. Joy In Spite Of Everything