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December 13, 2011 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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  • Original Release Date: December 13, 2011
  • Release Date: December 13, 2011
  • Label: ECM
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  • Total Length: 38:01
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  • ASIN: B006G8S7TG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #356,160 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Silberman on September 24, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Richard Beirach is one of the most original, inventive, and intellectual pianists in what you might call the "Bill Evans school." At his best -- as on this record -- he plays with drive and passionate intensity. The opening tune, "Nardis," was written by Evans and Miles Davis; there have been dozens of covers of it, including two or three by Beirach himself on other projects. This, however, is one of the very best, ranking up there in the top ten with Ralph Towner's mindblowing solo guitar version on "Solo Concert." The trio here swings mightily, with some upper-register dialogues with the bass a la Evans and Scott La Faro. (Whatever happened to Tusa and Williams? They seem to have vanished after this very promising debut.) Another highlight of the set is a Tusa/Beirach original called "Seeing You," which circles around the melody in a brooding melancholy (this is not a BAD thing, understand) before the melody itself shines at the end, full of unexpected tenderness and joy. The other tunes are full of intriguing turns and subtle phrasing. Beirach's music can be a bit cerebral, but the warmth and swing of Tusa and Williams save him from the aridity that plagues many of his other releases. I feel sorry for Beirach: for some perverse reason, ECM founder Manfred Eicher has not seen fit to release most of Beirach's best work for the label on CD, such as the excellent trio session "Elm," and several brilliant quartet sessions with guitarist John Abercrombie, including the exquisite "Arcade.Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By James W. Goetsch on March 6, 2002
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This is simply my favorite piano trio recording of them all. The whole record is magic from start to finish, the mood and vibe of this work is just so strong. Beirach's playing is such a great mix of stunning technique alternating with plenty of space. Frank Tusa provides melodic counterpoint while still playing bass (something few bass players can do), and Jeff Williams is simply beyond technique, just playing pure music. Three guys playing as one.
This trio was the Lookout Farm group from the '70s minus the leader Dave Liebman, an amazing group that was all about openess and inclusiveness. While debates were raging back and forth at that time on electric versus acoustic, traditional versus avant garde, these guys took the attitude that it's all cool. But beyond that, they had the ability to do it all. I saw them do a set at the Five Spot in NYC in January 1975, and in one set they spanned everything that was going on in jazz at that time. Hopefully more reissues will be forthcoming of this great group's work, but for now you can check out Liebman's "Drum Ode", available now as an import from ECM.
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Please stop a quarrel in front of the greatest piano album of the 20th century jazz.

This page had an unfortunate history. Just look into another Eon[IMPORT] page which has a correct cover image and useful comments:

http://www.amazon.com/Eon-Richard-Beirach/dp/B00004SAL5

although the page is less accessible because it is associated to Richard Beirach rather than Richie Beirach.
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If you like very modern piano trios, this is definitely a good album to have. The mood is like a Bill Evans trio, but with more dissonance and an obvious 20th century classical influence. It's also beautifully recorded.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By SHEMP NEWBERG on March 7, 2006
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Is this a Crusaders cd or a Richard Beirach cd? Be careful, folks, your don't really know what you'll be getting when you order this. If it is the Richard Beirach cd, I would give it five stars. It is my favorite piano trio cd. Can't say I ever heard the Crusaders cd, but I like the cover.
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