20.1.08


GEORGE RUSSELL - THE ESSENCE OF GEORGE RUSSELL (1966-67)

electronic sonata for souls loved by nature (A)
now and then (B)

(A) jan allan, maff falay, bertil lövgren, lars samuelson, stanton davis (tp), arne domnerus, claes rosendhal, lennart aberg, erik nilsson, jan garbarek (reeds), olle lind (bass tb), berndt egerblach (vbs), bengt hallberg, george russell (p), rune gustafsson, terje rypdahl (g), georg riedel, aril andersen (b), egil johansen, jon christensen (d), sabu martinez (cgs)

(B) pall boldtvig, palle mikkelborg, bertil lövgren, jan allan (tp), georg vernon, gunnar medberg (tb), runo ericksson (b tb), christer boustedt, claes rosendahl, bernt rosengren, jan garbarek, erik nilsson (reeds), george russell (p), rune gustafsson (el-g), roman dylag, jon christensen (d), rupert clemendore (cgas)

"Originally issued on the Norwegian Sonet label in 1971 and later re-released on Soul Note (without "Concerto for Self-Accompanied Guitar"), The Essence Of... contained George Russell's first large-scale work to incorporate electronic elements from contemporary classical music as well as an emerging influence of modern rock. "Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature" is a massive work in which a jazz big band made up of many of the period's finest Scandinavian musicians serves as the backing orchestra for the very youthful Jan Garbarek quartet with guitarist Terje Rypdal, bassist Arild Andersen, and drummer Jon Christensen. A fairly abstract tape made up of moody, organy sounds is generally running in the background, sometimes predominating when the orchestra subsides [...]" ~ Brian Olewnick, All Music Guide

8 comments:

vesper said...

electronic sonata:
http://lix.in/18942ddf
http://lix.in/bc4df0a1

now and then:
http://lix.in/5c55577b

asaokaruriko said...

you amaze me...

Mattis said...

Great!
Being swedish, I've actually played with quite a few of these guys...

Thanks!!

//Mattis

boost said...

Thanks for this !!!
i began a new music blog, you can find it here...
http://mwandishi.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Wonderful music... Full of inspiration and creativeness

les said...

I'm a big George Russell fan, so this is much appreciated by me. I've never seen or heard of this album. I can't wait to give it a spin. cheers!

db said...

great music!
check out
calisoulbrother records
for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

Anonymous said...

Thank you !!! Wonderful music !!!

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