Thursday, March 01, 2012

Quartet Music - Ocean Park 1984

Starting with the cover painting channeling Rothko via Paul Klee (credited to quartet music and the producer of the record Vinny Golia) we know we're in Ralph Towner's ECM territory here except neither of those two entities plays a part in this output from 1984. From Nine Winds Records, with Alex and Nels Cline, Eric von Essen on bass, and Jeff Gauthier on violin, this quartet features three compositions by Essen, a group improv, and one piece each from the Clines. I hope I don't step on any toes in comparing the versatile Nels with Ralph Towner, but especially on track 3 (Blood of the Rose) he sure sounds like Towner with the hard arpeggios and surprising dissonant chords on acoustic guitar. His twin brother Alex plays percussion.

Quartet Music's first album is well worth seeking out as well, it's a little bit more accessible in songwriting than this second effort which clocks in at just under 50 minutes -- for some, almost an hour's worth of agony, for others, a small taste of true heaven.

10 comments:

Tristan Stefan said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?giagvpqt4e93415

Harri Morgan said...

Nice pick, very nice indeed!

Thanks

Tristan Stefan said...

lossless
http://www.mediafire.com/?nqd3v0fdqnnupl1
http://www.mediafire.com/?yr9i4va8v1z7mi

Anonymous said...

impossible to download the second mediafire link (LOSSLESS)...
thanks S.T.

Tristan Stefan said...

http://www.sendspace.com/file/53sddj
(qm op flac side 2)
try this one
fyi this is the 4th time I've uploaded this danged file

Anonymous said...

Tristan Stefan, Thanks alot !
Wonderful work! Fall in love with it immediately!
BTW, sendspace works.
duran

Tristan Stefan said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only huge fan of this recondite stuff

Tristan Stefan said...

quartet music ocean park
http://netkups.com/?d=207272f5ee553
REUP Oct. 7 2013

Agung Pratama said...

can you re-up the mp3 of this please? every link i found here seems to be dead

El Colmado said...

Re-up please please please!!!

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