Bruno Raberg: Presence
The band members often swap hearty notions while performing brief yet purposeful solos as they jointly pursue effective means for reaffirming the primary themes amid subtle dialogue on pieces such as “Sculpture II and Sculpture I”. - Raberg steers the circuitous course alongside Mathisen’s simple, understated lines as the trio engages in some vivacious call and response on “Twin Spirits”, while the musicians also stagger the flow yet increase the momentum in quick-witted and at times beguiling fashion.
Presence might signify Bruno Raberg’s finest solo effort to date, thanks in part, to the bassist’s subliminally complex frameworks, symmetrical arrangements and strong leadership. Recommended!
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Bruno Raberg; Acoustic Bass: Ole Mathisen; Soprano & Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet: Marcello Pellitteri; Drums & Percussion
Track listing: 1) Runestones 2) Jaquemonti Birch 3) Procession 4) Sculpture II 5) Twin Spirits 6) Berg-Kirsti