Wolfgang Muthspiel

Rising Grace (ECM 2515)

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Rising Grace

Wolfgang Muthspiel

ECM

602547979629

ECM 149338

ECM 2515

JAZZ

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Rising Grace

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Wolfgang Muthspiel – whom The New Yorker has called “a shining light” among today’s jazz guitarists – made his ECM leader debut in 2014 with the trio disc Driftwood, featuring him alongside two longtime colleagues, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Brian Blade. For his follow-up – Rising Grace – the Austrian guitarist has convened a very special quintet, adding jazz luminary Brad Mehldau on piano and the outstanding young trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire to the subtly virtuosic Grenadier/Blade rhythm section. Muthspiel moves between electric guitar and classically tinged acoustic six-string, his playing by turns grooving (“Boogaloo”) and enchanting (“Rising Grace”). The lyrical flights of Akinmusire’s trumpet and the probing improvisations of Mehldau run through Muthspiel’s rich set of compositions like golden threads, the tracks including a warm tribute to a late, great ECM artist, Kenny Wheeler (“Den Wheeler, Den Kenny”). Rising Grace also includes a deeply melodious piece that Mehldau composed especially for the album, “Wolfgang’s Waltz.”

PERSONNEL:

  • WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL, guitar
  • AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, trumpet
  • BRAD MEHLDAU, piano
  • LARRY GRENADIER, bass
  • BRIAN BLADE, drums

Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, January 30- February 1, 2016.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Rising Grace
  • 02. Intensive Care
  • 03. Triad Song
  • 04. Father And Sun
  • 05. Wolfgang's Waltz
  • 06. Superonny
  • 07. oogaloo
  • 08. Den Wheeler, Den Kenny
  • 09. Ending Music
  • 10. Oak