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Daniel Schläppi & Marc Copland

More Essentials

  • Type CD
  • Label Catwalk
  • UPC 4260085534487
  • Catalog number CW 1500132
  • Release date 10 March 2017

About the album

Silence. First there is silence. Then there are delicate basslines, playfully plucked on the upright bass. Silence once more, before the piano begins a floating melody. It is with minimalist, almost somnam-bulistic notes that “More Essentials” begins, the second release from Swiss bass player Daniel Schlappi and American pianist Marc Copland. After their first collective album “Essential” and four joint tours, on “More Essentials” the two musicians now continue their dialogue initiated in 2010. It is evident that two souls have met who have a lot to tell each other and other people. For this album the two musicians chose amongst others songs by Charlie Parker, Horace Silver, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis. “We didn’t follow any set criteria to choose the songs,” according to Daniel Schlappi. “This is the music which has been accompanying us for a long time and which offers us the ideal scope for our play.” Marc Copland contributes the composition “L

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