Wave of Sorrow

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Wave of Sorrow
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Studio album by
Mikhail Alperin and Arkady Shilkloper
Released1990
RecordedJuly 1989
Genre Jazz
Length46:53
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Mikhail Alperin chronology
Wave of Sorrow
(1990)
Folk Dreams
(1995)

Wave of Sorrow is an album by Mikhail Alperin and Arkady Shilkloper recorded in 1989 and released on the ECM label.

Mikhail Alperin Ukrainian musician

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Arkady Shilkloper Russian trumpeter and hornist

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ECM Records German independent record label

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Contents

Recording and music

The album was recorded in July 1989. [1] "The two draw heavily on Slavic folk influences, even as they mine the kind of airy, contemplative jazz harmonies associated with the ECM school". [2]

Reception

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Wave of Sorrow was released by ECM Records. [1] The AllMusic review by David R. Adler awarded the album 4 stars, describing it as "An evocative, lyrical recording". [2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz found the album attractive but predictable and inconsequential. [1]

AllMusic Online music database

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

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Track listing

All compositions by Mikhail Alperin
  1. "Song" - 6:35
  2. "Poem" - 4:23
  3. "Wave of Sorrow" - 6:23
  4. "Toccata" - 5:15
  5. "Unisons" - 4:29
  6. "Introduction and Dance in 7/4" - 4:32
  7. "Short Story" - 4:57
  8. "Prelude in B-flat Minor" - 5:33
  9. "Miniature" - 4:17
  10. "Epilogue" - 1:15

Personnel

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. p. 30. ISBN   978-0-14-051368-4.
  2. 1 2 3 Adler, David R. Allmusic Review accessed November 1, 2011