- Magico – Carta de Amor. ECM
- Masabumi Kikuchi – Sunrise. ECM
- Arve Henriksen – Solidification. Rune Grammofon
- Kris Davis – Aeriol. Cleanfeed
- Sidsel Endresen/Stian Westerhus – Didymoi Dreams. Rune Grammofon
- Jan Bang/Eric Honoré – Uncommon Deities. Samadhi Sound
- Jakob Bro/Thomas Knak – Jakob Bro/Thomas Knak. Loveland
- Alexey Kruglov and Jaak Sooäär Trio – Sea Colours. SoLyd Records
- Boi Akih – Circles In A Square Society. Bromo
- Tim Berne – Snakeoil. ECM
- Steve Gadd and Friends – Live At Voce. Challenge
- Russ Lossing – Drum Music. Sunnyside
Solidification is a 7LP box that includes his Rune Grammofon albums Sakuteiki, Chiaroscuro and Strjon, all with added bonus tracks as well as a brand new album called Chron, his first since his ECM albumCartography.
The beautiful 24 page booklet includes extensive liner notes from Fiona Talkington and John Kelman.
The package includes 2 DVDs with all tracks as 16/44 files, hi-res FLAC files and original master quality 24/44 or 24/96 WAV files.
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This innovative two-CD set involves two separate versions of the same set of tunes: one CD realized by Danish guitarist-composer Jakob Bro, a former member of Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, the second CD containing rebuilds of those same tunes by Danish electronic musician-producer Thomas Knak, who also works under the name Opiate. Bro’s recordings utilize a number of all-star colleagues, including fellow guitarist and kindred spirit Bill Frisell, who joins Bro and bassist Thomas Morgan on a lovely trio rendition of “Roots” and appears with them and the Royal Danish Chapel Choir on the hauntingly beautiful “Northern Blues Variation No. II.” Pianist Paul Bley is featured in the unaccompanied 16-minute “Roots Piano Variation,” while Kenny Wheeler is showcased playing flugelhorn on the gorgeous “Color Sample.” Bro joins Morgan and drummer Jeff Ballard on the gentle and lyrical “Mild,” and his acoustic guitar and vocals carry the hymn-like “Izu.” The beat-conscious Knak then has his way with each of these tunes in the second CD, concocting radical rebuilds that fit his electronica vision.
B.M. Jazz Times