Craig Taborn - Shadow Plays | ECM 3819021

Craig Taborn - Shadow Plays


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Label: ECM

Cat No: 3819021

Barcode: 0602438190218

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 8th October 2021



Craig Taborn (piano)


Craig Taborn (piano)


Craig Taborn’s Avenging Angel album was widely praised for the fresh ideas it brought to the solo piano idiom.

“It reflects Mr Taborn’s galactically-broad interests,” said the New York Times, “along with his multifaceted technique,” while the Guardian saluted Craig’s “genius (there is no other word for it) and his “world of whispered, wide-spaced figures, ringing overtones, evaporating echoes and glowering contrapuntal cascades”.

Over the last decade Taborn has continued to refine and develop his approach, reaching new high ground with Shadow Plays, a stunning live recital from Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

In this fully improvised concert, recorded in March 2020, Craig explores sounds and silences, swirling colours, densities and forms, creating new music in the moment with both poetic imagination and an iron grip on his spontaneously generated material.

1. Bird Templars
2. Discordia Concors
3. Conspiracy of Things
4. Concordia Discors
5. A Code with Spells
6. Shadow Play
7. Now in Hope

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