David Torn

Cloud About Mercury (ECM 1322)

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Cloud About Mercury

David Torn

ECM Touchstones

602567528135

ECM 154970

ECM 1322

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This 1987 production signifies experimental guitarist David Torn's second effort for Germany-based ECM Records. Here, the artist exhibits a sound, style, and methodology that are clearly his own, amid superb support by Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Levin (Chapman Stick/bass), and Mark Isham (trumpets). Torn generates gobs of excitement via his cunningly articulated phraseology, while also incorporating North African and East Indian modal concepts into these power-packed performances, fabricated upon climactic opuses and steamy crescendos.

PERSONNEL:

DAVID TORN, guitars
MARK ISHAM, trumpet
TONY LEVIN, bass
BILL BRUFORD, drums

Recorded March 1986 at Audio International, London.

TRACKS:

01. Suyafhu Skin... Snapping The Hollow Reed
02. The Mercury Grid
03. Minutes Of Pure Entertainment
04. Previous Man
05. Network Of Sparks: The Delicate Code
06. Network Of Sparks: Egg Learns To Walk... Suyafhu Seal