Tim Berne

Broken Shadows (CD 362)

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Broken Shadows

Tim Berne



ITK 163704

CD 362



CD 14,03 €


Broken Shadows brings together four luminaries of the American jazz scene: Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson and Dave King. Broken Shadows has very strong connections, in twos. Saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed have been playing together since 1992; Bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King - two thirds of the legendary band The Bad Plus - have been playing together for over 35 years.Named after an Ornette Coleman composition, this all-star project honors the legacy of the music of their idols and mentors Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Julius Hemphill. "Most all of the songs have melodies; infectious and singable. Songs you would want to put in your pocket and take them home. In a time of songs treated as vehicles for improvisation, with this band, the vehicle is the song", writes Branford Marsalis in the liner notes, celebrating the emotional power and impact of Broken Shadows: "Harmonic data does not create emotion; the ability to change color in ones sound does. This is something that Broken Shadows understand, be it explicit or implicit. The twelve tracks range from lamentation, or insouciant swagger, to utter joy, and all the colors in between.


  • Tim Berne - alto sax
  • Chris Speed - tenor sax
  • Reid Anderson - bass
  • Dave King - drums


  • 01: Street Woman
  • 02. Body
  • 03. Toy Dance
  • 04. Ecars
  • 05. Civilization Day
  • 06. Comme Il Faut
  • 07. Dogon A.D.
  • 08. C.O.D.
  • 09. Una Muy Bonita
  • 10. Song For Ché
  • 11. Walls-Bridges
  • 12. Broken Shadows