Bjorn Meyer: Provenance (LP) | ECM 5768122

Bjorn Meyer: Provenance (LP)


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 5768122

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 15th September 2017



Bjorn Meyer
Asita Hamidi
Johan Hedin
Anouar Brahem


Bjorn Meyer
Asita Hamidi
Johan Hedin
Anouar Brahem


There is a distinguished tradition of solo bass albums on ECM, but Provenance is the first to be devoted to the electric bass guitar.

Björn Meyer, Swedish-born and Swiss-based, has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts, working alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi, Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin, and
Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. For a decade he was a member of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, in which his bass guitar was frequently the lead instrument.

His solo work is concerned with the experience of sound in acoustic spaces: “Even though the instrument is technically non-acoustic, the music is deeply influenced by the properties of the space where it is played. The many different ways in which acoustics affect my compositions and improvisations have always been sources of surprise and inspiration. There is definitely a second member in this solo project - the room!” The participating room on Provenance is the highly responsive Auditorio Stello Molo RSI in Lugano, its rich acoustics helping to bring out all the fine detail in Meyer’s subtle playing.


Side 1
1. Aldebaran
2. Provenance
3. Three Thirteen
4. Squizzle
5. Trails Crossing
6. Traces of a Song

Side 2
1. Pendulum
2. Banyan Waltz
3. Pulse
4. Dance
5. Garden of Silence
6. Merry-Go-Round

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