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Vallon, Colin Trio / Rruga
Album:Rruga Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vallon, Colin Trio Added:May 2011
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-08 Pull Date:2011-07-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12May 29May 22May 15

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 08, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Jun 24, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Jul 02, 2011:Rebop
5.Jun 20, 2011:Futurebeat Radio
Rruga, Var.
3.Jun 30, 2011:Morning Becomes Electric
6.Jun 17, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-08 
ECM, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – This deep Swiss trio is all about melody and feeling rather than solo acrobatics. Their tunes are compact, intimate, intricate and beautiful, growing from simple beginnings to firm declarations or deep introspection. Other bands might need 15 minutes to develop these tunes, but Vallon goes straight to the heart. Very fine music.

Colin Vallon : piano
Patrice Moret : bass
Samuel Rohrer : drums

All good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 9

1. 5:05 – calm pulse, gently curved melody repeats with rising energy
2. 4:33 – piano spirals & atmospheric drums surround aching, bittersweet tune
3. 4:08 – slow, serene: sad piano wrapped in brushed drums & spare bass
4. 6:51 – slow intro… silence… then a sparkling drive with questing piano
5. 4:53 – dark atmosphere: creaky bass, haunted piano, scattered cymbals
6. 5:07 – sounds like a Balkan folk song: nudges forward, then gets ethereal
7. 2:50 – mysterious clockwork, briefly finds a pretty tune, then scatters
8. 5:07 – warm & optimistic: a lovely melody drifts over steady midtempo pulse
9. 6:31 – same as #2 but more dynamic, with emphasis on the loping rhythm
10. 4:00 – quiet drums; trio tiptoes between swirling brushes
11. 4:47 – trio falls in together around moody bass; improvisational sound

[ Fo ] 05/08/11

Track Listing
1.Telepathy 6.Meral
2.Rruga 7.Iskar
3.Home 8.Noreia
4.Polygonia 9.Rruga, Var.
5.Eyjafjallajökull 10.Fjord