CD Crime Scene [Bergen Big Band/Terje Rypdal] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 6460921),
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Crime Scene [Bergen Big Band/Terje Rypdal] [CD] [1 disc]


  • 1. Clint - The Menace
    2. Prime Suspects
    3. Don Rypero
    4. Suspicious Behaviour
    5. Good Cop, The
    6. Is That A Fact
    7. Parli con me?!
    8. Criminals, The
    9. Action
    10. One Of Those
    11. It's Not Been Written Yet
    12. Investigation
    13. Minor Incident, A
    14. Crime Solved
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2733215

  • Credits
    ProducerErling Wicklund
    EngineerPer Ravnaas

    Personnel: Terje Rypdal (electric guitar); Ole Thomsen (electric guitar); Olav Dale (flute, alto flute, piccolo, bass clarinet); Jan Kre Hystad (alto flute, clarinet, bass clarinet); Ole Jakob Hystad (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Michael Barnes (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Zoltan Vincze (tenor saxophone); Martin Winter, Svein Henrik Giske (trumpet, flugelhorn); Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet); Are Ovesen, Reid Gilje (flugelhorn); Sindre Dalhaug, Pl Roseth, Oyvind Hage (trombone); Kjell Erik Husom (bass trombone); Helge Lilletvedt (electric piano); Stle Storlokken (Hammond b-3 organ); Magne Thormodster (double bass, electric bass); Frank Jakobsen (drums, percussion); Paolo Vinaccia (drums, sampler).
    Audio Mixers: Jan Erik Kongshaug; Manfred Eicher; Terje Rypdal.
    Recording information: Nattjazz Festival, Bergen, Norway (05/2009).
    Photographer: John Kelman.
    Although at first glance the playlist might suggest that you're in for the kind of noir-inspired, spiky edginess of John Zorn's Spillane, Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal's Crime Scene comes across as pleasantly eccentric and is richly enhanced with all the qualities that make his best work so well worth hearing over and over again. Crime Scene was realized in collaboration with the 20-piece Bergen Big Band, which includes pleasantly disorienting electric instrumentation, a Hammond B-3 organ, and a veritable platoon of brass and reed players, some of whom prove to be bodacious free blowing improvisers. As is the case with much of this man's recorded work, open-minded listeners are sure to encounter a breathtaking range of textured musical expression. Rypdal is characteristically brilliant, sometimes launching into psychotropic guitar passages that may have you recklessly upping the volume for maximum enjoyment. All but one of the 14 selections are credited to Rypdal, the exception being "Parli con Me?!" which has some gnarly sampling by drummer (and composer) Paolo Vinaccia. ~ arwulf arwulf

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.58) - "Rypdal supplies big, brawny and also enigmatic distorted lines and occasional slide-guitar parts, in addition to the searching, half-detached lyricism that has been his calling card for 30-plus years."
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