Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stefano Battaglia Trio - The River Of Anyder (2011)

Stefano Battaglia Trio - The River Of Anyder (2011)
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Genre ~ Contemporary Jazz, Modern Jazz | Label ~ ECM Records 2151

The pure water of the Anyder River flowered through Sir Thomas Moore’s “Utopia”. Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia celebrates it and other mythical and legendary locations in a trio recording of new compositions which spurn self-conscious modernity: “I pushed myself to write songs and dances uninfluenced by the sophistication of contemporary musical languages, striving to shape pieces that might have been played on archaic instruments a thousand years ago.” If the piano trio is itself a modern institution and the group understanding that Battaglia, Maioere and Dani share cannot help but be of-the-moment, Battaglia has nonetheless made an album that feels “timeless”.


Minas Tirith
The River of Anyder
Ararat Dance
Return to Bensalem
Nowhere Song
Ararat Prayer
Anywhere Song

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