Jakob Bro

Gefion (ECM 2381)

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Gefion

Jakob Bro

ECM

602547091390

ECM 145040

ECM 2381

JAZZ

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CD 13,21 €

"Gefion", named for the Norse goddess associated with ploughing, prophecy and premonition, is the ECM leader debut of Danish guitarist Jakob Bro. Bro first recorded for ECM with Paul Motian on Garden of Eden in 2004, followed by Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes album of 2009. The guitarist’s feeling for melody, sound-colour and atmosphere served him well in those contexts, as it does here in the realization of his own free floating ballads and drifting, spacious-yet-focused pieces. “Lucidity is in the air when guitarist Jakob Bro plays,” the late Danish journalist Ib Skovgaard wrote. “His music transcends genres. It’s beyond categories, a personal music following a track which is consistent with Bro’s constant search for melodic clarity in the songs”.

PERSONNEL:

JAKOB BRO, guitar
THOMAS MORGAN, double bass
JON CHRISTENSEN, drums

Rainbow Studio, Oslo, November 1-2, 2013

TRACKS:

01. Gefion
02. Copenhagen
03. And they all came marching out of the woods
04. White
05. Lyskaster
06. Airport Poem
07. Oktober
08. Ending