Susanne Abbuehl

Compass (ECM 1906)

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Compass

Susanne Abbuehl

ECM Touchstones

602567435303

ECM 155003

ECM 1906

JAZZ

1

CD 8,26 €

DIGISLEEVE EDITION

Compass is a voyage at many levels: through music and text, with images evoking the freshness of sea air and the colours of wildflowers. A voyage through polar extreme of jazz – from Chick Corea to Sun Ra, through folk song in the slipstream of Luciano Berio, through poetry of James Joyce and William Carlos Williams. Also a journey through subtly undulating chamber music, improvised and otherwise. Through it all, Susanne Abbuehl’s cool, undemonstrative-yet-strangely-mesmeric voice is the unifying factor. She sings and speaks and whispers directly into the listener’s ear: an intimate, ‘interior’ voice, singing like thinking aloud.

PERSONNEL:

  • SUSANNE ABBUEHL, vocals
  • WOLFERT BREDERODE, piano
  • CHRISTOF MAY, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • LUCAS NIGGLI, drums, percusssion
  • MICHEL PORTAL, clarinet

Recorded 2003 and 2004

TRACKS:

  • 01. Bathyal
  • 02. Black Is The Color...
  • 03. Where Flamingos Fly
  • 04. Lo Fiolaire
  • 05. Sea, Sea!
  • 06. Don't Set Sail
  • 07. The Twilight Turns From Amethyst
  • 08. Primrose
  • 09. Bright Cap And Stramers
  • 10. A Call For All Demons
  • 11. Children's Song No. 1
  • 12. In The Dark Pine-wood