CD Terje Rypdal: Q.E.D. (CD 1344048), Audio Other
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Terje Rypdal: Q.E.D.


  • 1. 1st Movement
    2. 2nd Movement
    3. 3rd Movement
    4. 4th Movement
    5. 5th Movement
    6. Largo
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 513 374

  • Credits
    ProducerManfred Eicher
    EngineerJan Erik Kongshaug

    Personnel: Terje Rypdal (electric guitar); Christian Eggen (conductor); Lasse Rosning (piccolo trumpet); Jan Olav Martinsen, Vidar Aarset (French horn); Inger-Johanne Questby (flute); Leif Arne Pedersen (clarinet); Per Hannisdal (bassoon); Kjell Arne Joergensen, Eileen Siegel (violin); Are Sandbakken, Marja-Liisa Rissanen (viola); Kari Ravnan, Bjorn Solum (cello); Bjorn Kjellemyr (bass).
    Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Oslo, Norway in August and December 1991. Includes liner notes by Steve Lake.
    Q.E.D. consists of two works composed for electric guitar and a small orchestra. The five movement title work (the initials stand for "Quod erat demonstrandum") utilizes fourteen players in addition to Rypdal and his guitar. First performed in 1991 at the Molde Jazz Festival, the contrasting movements offer sections for some improvisation (which the composer also refers to as "guided freedom"). The second movement in particular shows how effectively Rypdal brings to bear both the formalized notation of classical music and the explorations on a theme of a jazz soloist. The sixteen minute piece "Largo" blends the electric guitar with a small string ensemble. The entire album was conducted by Christian Egger, who's worked with Rypdal on many of his important projects, including two which followed this one, IF MOUNTAINS COULD SING and SKYWARD (on which he put down his baton to play piano and keyboards).

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