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Bobo Stenson, Anders Jormin, Paul Motian: Goodbye

A strong case can be made that Bobo Stenson is the greatest living jazz pianist born outside the United States. He is a poet of the first order. Stenson’s spontaneous melodic and harmonic discoveries, his trajectories and distant departures, arrive at a breakthrough to lyricism that, once found, sounds like it has always been there.

As a sideman, Stenson has been indispensable to some of ECM’s major albums, including recordings by Tomasz Stanko, Charles Lloyd and Jan Garbarek. Over the last 34 years, he has released four trio albums on ECM under his own name. Now there is a fifth, Goodbye, and it is the deepest, most fully realized recorded work of his career.

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