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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This album has been difficult to find until this reissue. Recorded in , this is Rypdal's first foray into combining jazz, classical, and rock music.
He would soon start his long association with the ECM label, releasing a number of good albums. This reissue has been digitally remastered and sounds cleaner than the original album.
I first heard Rypdal when he played guitar in the band Dream. Their album, "Get Dreamy", a nod to psychedelia, shows Rypdal's guitar style he would go on to refine on his later albums. Even in his early years Rypdal's guitar style is identifiable into his ECM work.
Along with Rypdal's guitar and flute, his vocals are heard on two tracks. The first tune, "Dead Man's Tale", is somewhat of a nod to his album with Dream, with Rypdal on vocals and guitar. The title track the only tune not by Rypdal again uses a nice horn arrangement, filling in between Rypdal's guitar with it's rock overtones.
This is one of the better examples of Rypdal's early synthesis of electric guitar and straight ahead horns on the album. Garbarek gets in some nice tenor sax work over the horns. It's a nice change of pace including flute , showing another side of Rypdal. The disc slips into a paper sleeve, which slides into a pocket in the cardboard wallet-style package. There's a short essay inside plus complete recording details. I've long hoped this album would see a reissue. For fans of Rypdal this is a pretty essential album showing his burgeoning style of composing along with his guitar work.
It shows that even early on Rypdal was combining different genres into a a style that has continued to bare fruit over the years. If you've only heard Rypdal on his later ECM albums, this set will show you where he came from. One person found this helpful. A great recording Though only 21 at the time, Rypdal was already making incredibly mature, smooth and sophisticated music which - though sounding very 60's - still plays well today.
Light-Latin and blues influences are heard; along with big-band arrangements that are by turns tightly arranged and charmingly loose. Rypdal hadn't quite developed his signature guitar style yet - here he blends Wes Montgomery and Hank Marvin to wonderful effect. See all reviews.
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