Andy Sheppard

Romaria (ECM 2577)

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Romaria

Andy Sheppard

ECM

602557869804

ECM 151781

ECM 2577

JAZZ

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CD 13,22 €

Andy Sheppard’s quartet extends the musical explorations begun on the 2015 release "Surrounded By Sea", an album praised by Télérama for its “poignant serenity.” In this new programme of compositions by Sheppard (plus the title track by Brazilian singer-songwriter Ranato Teixeira), the drones and washes of Eivind Aarset’s guitar and electronics – aided by the generous acoustics of Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI – help to establish a climate in which improvisation can take place. There’s a highly atmospheric, ambient drift to the music which Sheppard clearly finds liberating, as do Michel Benita and Seb Rochford, free to move in and out of conventional rhythm section roles and to make impassioned statements of their own.

PERSONNEL:

ANDY SHEPPARD, tenor and soprano sax
EIVIND AARSET, guitar
MICHEL BENITA, bass
SEBASTIAN ROCHFORD, drums

Recorded in April 2017.

TRACKS:

01. And a day...
02. Thirteen
03. Romaria
04. Pop
05. They came from the north
06. With every flower that falls
07. All becomes again
08. Forever...