Triptych (Lotte Anker album)

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Triptych
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Studio album by
Released2005
RecordedMay 6, 2003
StudioDanish Radio and Soundtrack, Copenhagen
Genre Jazz
Length55:27
Label Leo
Producer Lotte Anker, Leo Feigin
Lotte Anker chronology
Poetic Justice
(2001)
Triptych
(2005)
Alien Huddle
(2008)

Triptych is the debut album by a free improvisation trio consisting of Danish saxophonist Lotte Anker and two American musicians: pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. The trio had its inception in 2003, when a European tour came up and Marilyn Crispell, Anker and Cleaver's regular partner, was unable to participate. The album was released on the English Leo label. [1]

Lotte Anker Danish musician

Lotte Anker is a Danish jazz saxophonist, and composer. With pianist Marilyn Crispell, she serves as one of the co-leaders of the Copenhagen Art Ensemble.

Craig Taborn American musician

Craig Marvin Taborn is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music.

Gerald Cleaver (musician) American musician

Gerald Cleaver is a jazz drummer from Detroit, Michigan.

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Reception

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The Penguin Guide to Jazz describes the album as "very impressive, with Anker playing long, looping lines that seem to weave in and out of Taborn's typically subtle and inflected piano. The real discovery of the set, though, is Cleaver, who plays melodically and with a faultless sense of space." [2]

<i>The Penguin Guide to Jazz</i> book

The Penguin Guide to Jazz is a reference work containing an encyclopedic directory of jazz recordings on CD which were currently available in Europe or the United States. The first nine editions were compiled by Richard Cook and Brian Morton, two well known chroniclers of jazz resident in the United Kingdom.

Track listing

All compositions by Anker/Taborn/Cleaver
  1. "Triptych" – 13:35
  2. "Lotuseating" – 2:09
  3. "Cumulus" – 12:00
  4. "Mr. Yin and Mr. Yan" – 3:51
  5. "The Hierophant" – 9:41
  6. "1. Act" – 6:44
  7. "Frog Floating" – 7:27

Personnel

Piano musical instrument

The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700, in which the strings are struck by hammers. It is played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands to cause the hammers to strike the strings.

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References

  1. Original Liner Notes by Stuart Broomer
  2. 1 2 Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2006). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD . The Penguin Guide to Jazz (8th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 37. ISBN   0141023279.