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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
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Giada [Chapter I] Giada [Chapter I] 3:34    
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Track length:3:34
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601001
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Scintilla [Chapter I] Scintilla [Chapter I] 0:56    
Album only
Track length:0:56
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601002
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Spread [Chapter I] Spread [Chapter I] 4:26    
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Track length:4:26
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601003
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Castello [Chapter I] Castello [Chapter I] 3:48    
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Track length:3:48
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601004
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Resilience [Chapter I] Resilience [Chapter I] 3:34    
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Track length:3:34
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601005
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Single Line [Chapter II] Single Line [Chapter II] 2:34    
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Track length:2:34
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601006
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Nyl [Chapter II] Nyl [Chapter II] 3:35    
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Track length:3:35
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601007
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Double Line [Chapter II] Double Line [Chapter II] 3:09    
Album only
Track length:3:09
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601008
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Obsidian [Chapter III] Obsidian [Chapter III] 3:26    
Album only
Track length:3:26
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601009
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Sunday Shapes [Chapter III] Sunday Shapes [Chapter III] 3:19    
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Track length:3:19
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601010
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Gum Bounce [Chapter III] Gum Bounce [Chapter III] 2:00    
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Track length:2:00
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601011
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Finger Bass [Chapter III] Finger Bass [Chapter III] 3:23    
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Track length:3:23
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601012
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Contrivance [Chapter III] Contrivance [Chapter III] 2:45    
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Track length:2:45
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601013
14
Drape Hanger [Chapter IV] Drape Hanger [Chapter IV] 3:15    
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Track length:3:15
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601014
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Septima Llegada [Chapter IV] Septima Llegada [Chapter IV] 2:03    
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Track length:2:03
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601015
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Reel Set [Chapter IV] Reel Set [Chapter IV] 1:25    
Album only
Track length:1:25
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601016
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Scrim Stand [Chapter IV] Scrim Stand [Chapter IV] 3:17    
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Track length:3:17
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601017
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Sonance [Epilogue] Sonance [Epilogue] 4:46    
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Track length:4:46
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601018
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Nefriit [Epilogue] Nefriit [Epilogue] 2:58    
Album only
Track length:2:58
Artist: Jon Balke
Performer: Jon Balke piano
Producer: Manfred Eicher
Composer: Jon Balke
ISRC: DEB330601019

Norwegian pianist Jon Balke’s first-ever solo disc is a remarkable ‘book’ of 19 short pieces, grouped into four chapters and an epilogue, of music composed and improvised, exploring a whole vocabulary of ideas, techniques, rhythms, textures and sound-colours. Resembling no other disc in the solo piano genre, this is another strikingly original release from the instigator of the Magnetic North Orchestra and Batagraf.

Jon Balke piano

Recorded September 2006

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