Where The River Goes carries the story forward from Wolfgang Muthspiel’s highly-acclaimed Rising Grace recording of 2016, reuniting the Austrian guitarist with Brad Mehldau, Ambrose Akinmusire and Larry Grenadier, heavy talents all, and bringing in the great Eric Harland on drums. Much more than an “all-star” gathering, the group plays as an ensemble with its own distinct identity, evident both in the interpretation of Muthspiel’s pieces and in the collective playing. The album, recorded at Studios La Buissonne in February 2018, features six compositions by Wolfgang Muthspiel and one by Brad Mehldau, plus group improvisation.
WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL, guitar AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, trumpet BRAD MEHLDAU, piano LARRY GRENADIER, bass ERIC HARLAND, drums
01. Where The River Goes 02. For Django 03. Descendants 04. Clearing 05. Buenos Aires 06. One Day My Prince Was Gone 07. Blueshead 08. Panorama