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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
mp3 included
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Phanai Phanai 6:55    
Album only
Track length:6:55
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182201
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Zygotos Zygotos 4:35    
Album only
Track length:4:35
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182202
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Mutatio Mutatio 4:56    
Album only
Track length:4:56
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182203
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Ganglion Ganglion 6:44    
Album only
Track length:6:44
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182204
5
Katabolic Katabolic 5:05    
Album only
Track length:5:05
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182205
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In vitro In vitro 4:12    
Album only
Track length:4:12
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182206
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Plica Plica 2:50    
Album only
Track length:2:50
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182207
8
Nano Nano 2:50    
Album only
Track length:2:50
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182208
9
Karyon Karyon 3:06    
Album only
Track length:3:06
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182209
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Kyanos Kyanos 3:45    
Album only
Track length:3:45
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182210
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Apsis Apsis 2:00    
Album only
Track length:2:00
Artist: Jon Balke's Magnetic North Orchestra
Performer: Audun Kleive drums, percussion
Anders Jormin double-bass
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Svante Henryson cello
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330182211

The first ECM album in nine years by Norwegian pianist/composer/arranger Jon Balke and his “orchestra”, now streamlined to a septet of top-flight Scandinavian soloists. “Kyanos” is Greek for “blue”, and the album pulsates with intense colour. Balke has developed into an exceptionally skilled arranger and his blending of textures as well as his strong melodic sense are to the fore in this striking and arresting album. Like Duke Ellington or Gil Evans before him, Balke writes with the idiosyncratic sounds and personalities of his musicians in mind, and makes the fullest use of the resources available to him. He still understands jazz as “the sound of surprise”, and his melodies take unexpected turns.

Magnetic North Orchestra
Per Jørgensen trumpet
Morten Halle saxophones, flute
Arve Henriksen trumpet
Svante Henryson cello
Jon Balke piano, keyboards
Anders Jormin double-bass
Audun Kleive drums, percussion

Recorded November 2001

About Jon Balke:

Born 7/6 1955 Hamar, Norway start of professional careeer as musician in 1974,in various groups of improvised music in Norway, such as the groups of Radka Toneff, Arild Andersen, Karin Krogh, Jon Eberson Etc.

From 1979 numerous collective projects and recordings with musicians from India, Gambia, Germany, UK, USA and Scandinavia, including Archie Shepp, John Surman, Jon Christensen, Marilyn Mazur, Nguyen Le, Paolo Fresu and others.

From1982 Balke has composed music for theatre plays, art exhibitions, big bands, and chamber groups as well as continuing works with different jazz groups