David Torn

Sun of Goldfinger (ECM 2613)

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Sun of Goldfinger

David Torn



ECM 156087

ECM 2613



CD 13,21 €

With Sun of Goldfinger, Torn returns in a trio alongside the alto saxophonist Berne and percussionist Ches Smith (a member of Berne’s Snakeoil band who made his ECM leader debut in 2016 with The Bell). The Torn/Berne/Smith trio, also dubbed Sun of Goldfinger, features alone on two of this album’s three intense tracks of 20-plus minutes; the vast sonic tapestries of “Eye Muddle” and “Soften the Blow” – each spontaneous group compositions – belie the fact that only a trio is weaving them, with live electronics by Torn and Smith expanding the aural envelope.


  • DAVID TORN, electric guitar
  • TIM BERNE, alto sax
  • CHESN SMITH, drums

Special Guests:

  • Craig Taborn, electric piano
  • Scorchio Quartet
  • Mike Baggetta, Ryan Ferreira, guitar

Recorded in Brooklyn, September 2015 and Agust 2018


  • 01. Eye Meddle
  • 02. Spartan, Before It Hit
  • 03. Soften The Blow