Artist: Peter Erskine
Title: Juni
Year Of Release: 1997
Label: ECM
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue) / MP3-320
Total Time: 50:46
Total Size: 258 MB / 116 MB
1. Prelude No. 2 (5:37)
2. Windfall (6:17)
3. For Jan (6:45)
4. The Ant & the Elk (7:08)
5. Siri (6:33)
6. Fable (5:32)
7. Twelve (7:20)
8. Namasti (5:28)
A beautiful collection full of subtlety and nuance, Juni is not the type of recording one would expect to be led by a drummer of Peter Erskine's high-octane pedigree. In fact, this trio's music owes more to that of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett's standards trio than to the work of Weather Report, Maynard Ferguson, or any of Erskine's other aggregations. The playing on this, the group's fourth under Erskine's name, is soft, spatial, melodic, and accessible. Pianist John Taylor weaves an introspective spell with his lyrical touch, and bassist Palle Danielsson is superb in support and when stepping into the solo spotlight. Erskine himself is continuously inventive within the context of these balladic compositions.