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LUX AETERNA

Terje Rypdal

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.41 | 13 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Very interesting and unusual live album: recorded during celebration opening new church organ installation ( in Norwegian town of Molde). Besides Terje Rypdal on guitar, there participate excellent jazz trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg , Iver Kleive on church organ, Ashild Stubo Gundersen ( soprano) and Bergen Chamber Ensemble.

Composition played is originally classical piece, so you can easily expect music there is mostly contemporary classic. Electric Terje guitar gave some jazz fusion feeling as well as Palle's jazzy trumpet. But Chamber Ensemble is main sound on recording, with some fantastic ,very powerful organ passages. I like big church organ's sound still from my very teens, when I listened JS Bach played in Catholic Cathedral. Very impressionable feeling, and there on this recording this sound is such great!

Music ,as often with Norwegian jazz musicians, is clear, a bit cool, airy and very well balanced emotionally. And nice, catching you, and energizing with light energy at the same time.

Hardly the album for jazz-rock lovers or jazz/jazz fusion purists. But very attractive work for modern classic listeners ( with open ears).

snobb | 4/5 |

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