Norma Winstone, Klaus Gesing, Glauco Venier – Stories Yet To Tell

December 24, 2010 / No Comments / Tags: ecm records, glauco venier, jazz, klaus gesing, norma winstone, stories yet to tell,

(ECM Records)

Together, the multi-national trio of British vocalist Norma Winston, Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German bass clarinetist and saxophonist Klaus Gesing make hauntingly beautiful music. On Stories Yet To Tell,  their second recording for ECM, the three achieve an alchemy that is soul-piercing. The acoustics of the recording lend to the sense of intimacy and space, with the notes of Venier’s piano reverberating and Gesing’s clarinet and saxes looming, while Winston’s beautifully operatic voice ebbs and flows through it all. The mood of the music, most of which was written by each member of the trio, is subtle and soothing. The convergence of these three talented artists make listening to this recording both reflective and transportive.        

Click here to listen to a clip of “Sisyphus”.

Tracks: Just Sometimes, Sisyphus, Cradle Song (Hoy Nazan), Like A Lover, Rush, The Titles, Carnera, Lipe Rosize, Among The Clouds, Ballo furlano, Goddess, En mort d’ En Joan Cucanh.