The lyric above, nothing else, invaded playing 'Swallow' as dusk approaches in terms of some kind of personal listening meaningfulness even when transplanted from a completely different and irrelevant idiom.
The stately instrumental cloaked in a very unforced plangent grandeur given its deep concert hall-like seriousness is new in our 1 luv track of the day spot and it is here because of its orchestrated poise and sense of authority. Certainly there is some sublime chamber music resonance that contains a faint jazz inflection from Dutch pianist Wolfert Brederode and drawn from late-September's suite Ruins and Remains. A string quartet and percussion in tow Brederode is with percussionist Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi Quartet. The Manfred Eicher produced recording was made in Bremen last summer.
It's been far too long since we last heard from Brederode and this makes the reacquaintance a rekindling of the pleasure we first knew on singer Susanne Abbuehl's beautiful album The Gift (2013) on which Brederode played a significant role.
Listening it's natural to weave musical images of Brad Mehldau or Michel Reis in the mind's eye. What's here is certainly of their high standard in terms of poise and aestheticism. Lightly couched in a post Bill Evans sense of impressionism this is a track that sees dazzling pianism framed inside a transcendental dream consciousness given birth to by the tragedy of first world war conflict that inspired the overall composition in the first place. Wolfert Brederode, photo: press