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Xieyi

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: Choral; Giv mig ej Glans; I Denna Ijuva Sommartid; Gracias a la Vida; Idas Sommervisa; Xieyi; Decimas; Och Kanske

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Anders Jormin: Xieyi

Read "Xieyi" reviewed by Jim Santella

Expressing his innermost thoughts through a brass choir for six selections and working a cappella for the other eleven, bassist Anders Jormin interprets classical music and introspective originals with flair on Xieyi. The album's title is a Chinese term that implies freedom of expression. Jormin takes this opportunity to express from the heart what he feels ...

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Anders Jormin: Xieyi

Read "Xieyi" reviewed by Bev Stapleton

I first listened to Xieyi hard on the heels of a Grant Green Blue Note record from the early '60s. In some respects those two discs could act as markers for the vast range of music that we call “jazz" today. Where Green's music is fast-moving, blues-drenched, and driven by infectious grooves, Anders Jormin's describes small ...

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Anders Jormin: Xieyi

Read "Xieyi" reviewed by John Kelman

Recorded at the turn of the century and released in Europe in 2001, Swedish bassist Anders Jormin's first release as a leader on ECM is only now being issued in North America. It's easy to suspect that the reason for the delay is to trade in on the greater cachet of pianist Bobo Stenson, with whom ...

Xieyi

Label: Dragon Records
Released: 2001


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