Luminessence: Luminessence Series - Audiophile Vinyl Edition: Vinyl LP5523885
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Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 1st March
Cinematic, sinister and entrancing in a way that makes the space you listen to Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek's music for String Orchestra and Saxophone an enriching world where you feel like the lead character in a Hitchcock film.
Luminessence, ECM's new audiophile vinyl-reissue series, is a
kaleidoscope, shedding light on the jewels of the label's deep
catalogue in elegant, high-quality editions - audiophile vinyl
pressing, high-grade tip-on gatefold sleeves that include new
Mysterious, dramatic and alluring, Luminessence comes from a peak period in
the creative association between Keith Jarrett and Jan Garbarek, recorded in
1974, immediately after their vibrant Belonging album. Here, Jarrett creates
shimmering orchestral frameworks to spur Garbarek to some of his most
concentrated, impassioned and expressive playing.
"The melodies that Jarrett writes sound like Garbarek improvisations, so great is
the rapport between the two men," wrote Ian Carr in his Keith Jarrett biography,
while DownBeat, in a 5- star review, observed that "probing deep into his own
personal musical cosmos, Jarrett has brought back a chilling and singular
achievement that promises to stand as a landmark in the musical landscape of
Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album that gives the Luminessence audiophile
edition its name is augmented with new liner notes providing historical context.
Jan Garbarek: saxophones
Strings of Südfunk Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart Orchestra
Mladen Gutesha: conductor