Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer - Rruga (2011) [Official Digital Download]

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Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer - Rruga (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer - Rruga (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 53:57 minutes | 559 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Rruga" meaning path, road or journey in Albanian, is the evocative title of this ECM debut by the trio of pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Samuel Rohrer. After shared musical experiences on the Swiss jazz scene, they began their trio journey and have grown into one of Europe’s most promising bands, shaping a rugged and individual music, inspired by songs and singers, by the music of the Caucasus region as well as by the jazz tradition. Challenging conventions of the modern jazz piano trio, the instrumentalists meet on equal terms as the music is created, arranged and developed collectively.


The first Vallon trio was formed in 1999, but this current combination came together five years ago after shared experiences on their native Swiss jazz scene together. This is their ECM debut, and already expectations are running high for a trio that for at least two years now has been talked about in European circles as one of Europe's most promising bands. Rruga (meaning journey in Albanian) certainly suggests a group of considerable potential. They have a calculated understated style and an unhurried way of making a musical point not rushing to the music denouement but always selecting the most circuitous route, which speaks of a shared musical maturidty rare among younger players… Exposing musical meaning is all to this band and the means they use to achieve it is never less than fascinating. - JazzWise, March 2011 Rruga is the ECM debut of an exceptional group, bringing fresh energy and new ideas to the piano trio tradition. All three musicians are strong writers as well as original and subtle players. Produced by Manfred Eicher in the South of France (at Studios Ia Buissonne in Pernes-les-Fontaines), Rruga proposes a robust yet uncommonly sensitive music played by a young and well-travelled working band, with years of accumulated experience. This is a piano trio whose gifted leader is influenced, he says, more by singers than pianists, and the group 'sings' in its own unique way with an emphasis on melody, texture, shading, and dynamics.

This is their ECM debut, and already expectations are running high for a trio that for at least two years now has been talked about in European circles as one of Europe's most promising bands. Rruga (meaning journey in Albanian) certainly suggests a group of considerable potential….They have a calculated understated style and an unhurried way of making a musical point - not rushing to the music denouement, but always selecting the most circuitous route, which speaks of a shared musical maturity rare among younger players… Exposing musical meaning is all to this band and the means they use to achieve it is never less than fascinating.

Tracklist:

01 - Telepathy
02 - Rruga
03 - Home
04 - Polygonia
05 - Eyjafjallajökull
06 - Meral
07 - Iskar
08 - Noreia
09 - Rruga, var.
10 - Fjord
11 - Epilog

Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineered by Gerard de Haro & Nicholas Baillard.
Recorded in May 2010 at Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines, France.

Musicians:
Colin Vallon - piano
Patrice Moret - double-bass
Samuel Rohrer - drums

Analyzed: Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret, Samuel Rohrer / Rruga
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.09 dB -13.07 dB 5:03 01-Telepathy
DR9 -0.14 dB -14.02 dB 4:34 02-Rruga
DR15 -0.96 dB -20.48 dB 4:08 03-Home
DR10 -0.16 dB -15.00 dB 6:52 04-Polygonia
DR16 -0.33 dB -22.49 dB 4:54 05-Eyjafjallajökull
DR10 -0.13 dB -14.03 dB 5:08 06-Meral
DR13 -0.26 dB -18.60 dB 2:50 07-Iskar
DR11 -0.22 dB -15.06 dB 5:07 08-Noreia
DR10 -0.15 dB -14.32 dB 6:32 09-Rruga, var.
DR14 -0.83 dB -21.46 dB 4:01 10-Fjord
DR12 -0.24 dB -16.33 dB 4:48 11-Epilog
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1323 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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