Mats Eilertsen

And Then Comes The Night (ECM 2619)

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And Then Comes The Night

Mats Eilertsen

ECM

602577025679

ECM 156080

ECM 2619

JAZZ

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CD 13,21 €

Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen has been a distinctive presence on ECM recordings and Jakob Young and has long maintained several projects of his own, including this trio, now in its 10th year of existence."And Then Comes The Night" (named after the novel by Icelandic writer Jón Kalman Stefánsson), was recorded at Lugano’s Audiotorio Stelio Molo and Eilertsen, drummer Thomas Strønen, and Dutch pianist Harmen Fraanje make full use of what Mats calls the studio’s “special character and atmosphere” and the acutely-focused interplay the room encourages. “We came in with a number of compositional sketches and the intention of seeing what could be shaped from them, with Manfred Eicher’s help, in that specific space.“ The result is an album of subtle group music, sidestepping many of the conventions of trio playing, in a recording that demands and rewards concentrated listening.

PERSONNEL:

  • MATS EILERTSEN, double bass
  • HARMEN FRAANJE, piano
  • THOMAS STRONEN, drums

Lugano’s Auditorio Stelio Molo, May 2018

TRACKS:

  • 01. 22
  • 02. Perpetum
  • 03. Albatross
  • 04. After The Rain
  • 05. The Void
  • 06. Solace
  • 07. Sirens
  • 08. Then Comes The Night
  • 09. Soften
  • 10. 22 (var.)