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Bill Frisell | Thomas Morgan

Epistrophy (vinyl)

  • Type LP 12inch
  • Label ECM
  • UPC 0602577398247
  • Catalog number ECMLP 7739824
  • Release date 12 April 2019
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About the album

Like their acclaimed ECM release Small Town of 2017 – which The Guardian called “wistful and mesmerizing… tonally ingenious and haunting” – Epistrophy by guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan was recorded at New York City’s Village Vanguard. The new album once again captures the rare empathy these two players achieve together in this intimate environment. There are further poetic takes on pieces from the duo’s Americana songbook (“All in Fun,” “Red River Valley,” “Save the Last Dance for Me”), as well as another intense version of a composition by Paul Motian (“Mumbo Jumbo”), an artist whom both the guitarist and bassist knew well. Frisell and Morgan communicate the essence of Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” and the Frank Sinatra hit “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” so much so that the famous words seem to hang in the air even without a singer. At the center of the album is a pair of pieces by Thelonious Monk: the funky, angular “Epistrophy” and the ruminative ballad “Pannonica.” And as with “Goldfinger” on Small Town, Frisell and Morgan offer a glowing duo interpretation of a melody-rich John Barry title tune from a James Bond film – “You Only Live Twice.”

  • 1
    1
    All In Fun
     
    08:36
  • 1
    2
    Wildwood Flower/Save The Last Dance For Me
     
    09:35
  • 1
    3
    Mumbo Jumbo
     
    08:03
  • 1
    4
    You Only Live Twice
     
    08:09
  • 2
    1
    Lush Life
     
    04:37
  • 2
    2
    Epistrophy
     
    07:26
  • 2
    3
    Pannonica
     
    07:07
  • 2
    4
    Red River Valley
     
    08:09
  • 2
    5
    In the Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
     
    06:55

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