Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert | ECM 3728258

Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert

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Label: ECM

Cat No: 3728258

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th May 2013

Contents

Artists

Lucian Ban (piano)
Mat Maneri (viola)

Artists

Lucian Ban (piano)
Mat Maneri (viola)

About

“Transylvanian Concert” marks an ECM debut for Romanian pianist-composer Lucian Ban and a welcome return for US violist Mat Maneri, in his ninth appearance for the label. The album documents a spontaneously organised performance in Târgu Mureș, in the region where Lucian Ban grew up. A large, highly-attentive audience follows Ban and Maneri through a programme of their self-penned ballads, blues, hymns and abstract improvisations, plus Mat’s chilling solo performance of the spiritual “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen”, the whole informed by the twin traditions of jazz and European chamber music. Rain, drumming upon the stained-glass windows of the Culture Palace, offers occasional melancholy commentary. In all, a unique and compelling set.

Tracklist:
1. Not That Kind of Blues (Lucian Ban)
2. Harlem Bliss (Ban)
3. Monastery (Ban)
4. Retina (Mat Maneri)
5. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (traditional)
6. Darn (Maneri, Ban)
7. Two Hymns (Ban)

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