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Label: ECM
Quality: FLAC 16 bits 44.1kHz
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Clint - The Menace Clint - The Menace 2:15    
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Track length:2:15
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904101
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Prime Suspects Prime Suspects 6:55    
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Track length:6:55
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904102
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Don Rypero Don Rypero 5:31    
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Track length:5:31
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904103
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Suspicious Behaviour Suspicious Behaviour 2:55    
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Track length:2:55
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904104
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The Good Cop The Good Cop 3:44    
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Track length:3:44
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904105
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Is That A Fact Is That A Fact 4:14    
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Track length:4:14
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904106
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Parli con me?! Parli con me?! 5:26    
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Track length:5:26
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Paolo Vinaccia
ISRC: DEB330904107
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The Criminals The Criminals 3:02    
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Track length:3:02
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904108
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Action Action 2:17    
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Track length:2:17
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904109
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One Of Those One Of Those 2:59    
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Track length:2:59
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904110
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It's Not Been Written Yet It's Not Been Written Yet 8:53    
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Track length:8:53
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904111
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Investigation Investigation 5:46    
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Track length:5:46
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904112
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A Minor Incident A Minor Incident 2:18    
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Track length:2:18
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904113
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Crime Solved Crime Solved 3:03    
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Track length:3:03
Artist: Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Bergen Big Band, Olav Dale
Performer: Olav Dale
Bergen Big Band
Paolo Vinaccia
Ståle Storløkken
Palle Mikkelborg
Terje Rypdal
Genre: Jazz
Publisher: Manuscript (NCB/TONO)
Composer: Terje Rypdal
ISRC: DEB330904114

Terje Rypdal electric guitar
Palle Mikkelborg trumpet
Ståle Storløkken Hammond B-3 organ
Paolo Vinaccia drums, sampling
Bergen Big Band
Olav Dale conductor

Recorded live at Bergen’s Natjazz Festival in May 2009, “Crime Scene” is a powerful and exciting addition to Terje Rypdal’s ECM discography. Although the Norwegian guitarist/composer has written often for orchestras or chamber ensembles – see, for instance, his “Undisonus”, “Q.E.D.”, “Double Concerto” and “Lux Aeterna” recordings – collaborations with jazz big band have less frequent. 

Invited to write music for the Bergen Big Band, however, Rypdal was intrigued firstly to find that the two of the ensemble’s sax players and also conductor/flutist Olav Dale doubled on bass clarinet: “Three bass clarinets! That straight away offers unusual sound-colour and textural possibilities for a composer”. He was also impressed to learn that the Bergen musicians had just issued an album of variations on John Coltrane’s “Meditations” (“Meditations on Coltrane”, Grappa Records, 2007), a progressive choice for jazz big band. Late period Coltrane, and “Meditations” in particular, had been one of Rypdal’s own entry points into jazz improvising in the 1960s (“the music spoke to me much more directly than bebop did”) and he was pleased to revisit this formative influence in his composition.

Thus, where the “Vossabrygg” album (recorded 2003, released 2006) was in part a tribute to the Miles Davis of “Bitches Brew”, the plot of “Crime Scene” incorporates its salutes to Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders and the ecstatic glossolalia of their saxophones. Rypdal’s writing for the horns and reeds sends the horns and reeds into the overtone range for long stretches. The Bergen musicians respond to the challenge with real commitment. 

A Rypdal small group – his partners Ståle Storløkken and Paolo Vinaccia from the Skywards trio plus old comrade Palle Mikelborg – are flanked by the massed Bergen players, conducted by Olav Dale, in a quasi concerto grosso format, a band inside a bigger band. There is passionate playing both at the centre and on the edges of the music and periodic bursts of flat-out rock jamming by Rypdal and his team, including incendiary exchanges between Terje and Storløkken, the latter perhaps best known for his contributions to noise/electro/improv band Supersilent. When the smoke clears, Mikkelborg and Rypdal evoke the spatial/textural skyscapes of their early collaborations (“Waves”, “Descendre”); a good deal of Rypdal’s musical history is referenced here.

The shards of film and radio-play dialogue scattered through the album, collected and collaged by Paolo Vinaccia, add a Noir-ish flair to the work, prompting Rypdal to add crime procedural titles to the music’s individual movements, though he stresses that connections between the subheadings and the music can only be loosely interpreted. 

The Bergen premiere of “Crime Scene” was very well-received by the media. US webzine Allboutjazz compared Rypdal’s use of texture and sound colour to György Ligeti’s, and also observed, that “as fine a piece as ‘Vossabrygg’ was, Crime Scene surpassed it in scope and performance.”

In Norway, NRK Radio’s review noted that “Rypdal evokes outrageously exciting sounds from the big band set up. The hour-long piece is structured freedom. The tenorists Ole Jakob Hystad and Zontan Vinczes echo sixties Coltrane. And seventies-jazz rock is evoked when Palle Mikkelborg attacks. Through the pieces boil sound sequences from dramatic crime- and mafia flicks. On top soars Rypdal´s ecstatic guitar playing – we have in fact never heard him better."

About Terje Rypdal:

TERJE RYPDAL (pronounce TER-YUH RUEPDAHL; born 23 August 1947 in Oslo) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer, who spaces between jazz, rock, ambient and classical music. Classically trained pianist and self-thought guitarist, he studied classical music composition, and also played flute, soprano sax, ARP Strings Ensemble Synth. Terje Rypdal is 36-years veteran of the ECM Records.

TERJE RYPDAL - INTO THE ARCTIC
by Marc S. Tucker
(September 2006)

Perhaps the most overlooked guitarist in the invisible Catalogue of All Things Progressive, Terje (commonly anglicized as "Terrie" though it's properly pronounced "Ter-yuh," or so I'm informed by those hailing from the region) Rypdal is prolific and perfectly at home in the progressive alley, though chiefly ignored there. Here was a guy inescapably destined for musicianhood. His father was a devoted clarinetist and, as a child, Rypdal started out on piano, switched to trumpet, then went on to gui...