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Craig Taborn Trio - Chants Album


Craig Taborn Trio





MP3 album size:

2536 mb


ECM Records




Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz



Date of release:

26 Apr 2013


ECM 2326, 372 4543

Craig Taborn Trio - Chants Album


1In Chant8:20
2Speak The Name6:56
3Beat The Ground4:03
4Silver Ghosts7:36
5Hot Blood3:52
7Silver Days Of Love8:23
8Cracking Hearts7:08
9All True Night / Future Perfect12:46


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ECM 2326, B0018264-02Craig Taborn Trio Chants ‎(CD, Album, O-C)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 2326, B0018264-02US2013
UCCE-9313Craig Taborn Trio Chants ‎(CD, Album, RE, SHM)ECM RecordsUCCE-9313Japan2015


  • DesignSascha Kleis
  • Double BassThomas Morgan
  • DrumsGerald Cleaver
  • EngineerJames A. Farber
  • Engineer [Assistant]Charlie Kramsky
  • Photography By [Cover Photo]Thomas Wunsch
  • Photography By [Liner Photos]John Rogers
  • Piano, Composed ByCraig Taborn
  • ProducerManfred Eicher


Recorded June 2012
Avatar Studios, New York

An ECM Production

℗ 2013 ECM Records GmbH
© 2013 ECM Records GmbH


  • Barcode: 602537245437
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 02516
  • SPARS Code: DDD


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Made By – EDC, Germany
  • Recorded At – Avatar Studios


Chants - Craig Taborn Trio. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Chants is a piano trio album by American jazz pianist and composer Craig Taborn, recorded in June 2012 and released on the ECM label. It features Taborn on piano, with Thomas Morgan on bass, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. The album was recorded in New York City. The compositions were written by Taborn for the band over their eight years of existence. Listen to Chants by Craig Taborn Trio - a new album release date: April 23, 2013 New Releases Now. Recently hailed by DownBeat as 'one of the visionaries of the current wave,' Craig Taborn has a unique perspective on creative music-making. Just as Avenging Angel subverted expectations of solo improvised piano, so does Chants find its own response to the vast tradition of the piano trios. The pieces that Taborn has been writing for the band in the eight years of its existence are set up to generate a new group music by channeling the special skills of drummer Gerald Cleaver and bassist Thomas Morgan. Craig Taborn: Chants Craig Taborn: piano Thomas Morgan: double bass Gerald Cleaver: drums Recently hailed by Down Beat as one of the visionaries of piano trio is another cornerstone for the heralded German label and, with Chants, Taborn not only delivers another recording that easily stands alongside trio recordings like Jarrett's Setting Standards: New York Sessions 2008 box, Stefano Battaglia's Songways 2013 and Bobo Stenson's Indicum 2012 he's once again repurposed the format to suit his own needs. Much of the reason for this success, beyond the pianist's own irrefutable acumen, is Taborn's chosen trio mates. Bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerald Cleaver have, like Taborn, become increasingly visible on the label in recent years, both apart and as a team. Craig Taborn Trio: Craig Taborn - piano Thomas Morgan - bass Gerald Cleaver - drums. Songs in album Craig Taborn - Chants 2013. Craig Taborn - Saints. Craig Taborn - Beat The Ground. Craig Taborn - In Chant. Craig Taborn - Hot Blood. Craig Taborn - All True Nightfuture Perfect. Craig Taborn - Cracking Hearts. Craig Taborn - Silver Ghosts. Craig Taborn - Silver Days Or Love. Craig Taborn - Speak The Name. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 2013 CD от Chants на Taborn Trio: Hot Blood, Silver Days or Love, Saints и другие песни. Listen free to Craig Taborn Trio Chants Saints, Beat The Ground and more. 9 tracks 64:26

Review by Thom Jurek
Less than two years after Avenging Angel, his solo ECM debut, pianist Craig Taborn returns with his longstanding trio of bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Gerald Cleaver. Though they've not recorded together before, this group has been playing together for eight years and their individual ties to one another go back even further: Taborn's and Cleaver's for 25 years, since they were students at the University of Michigan. Cleaver and Morgan are members of Tomasz Stanko's New York Quartet, and the pianist and bassist to saxophonist David Binney's group. Chants is a unique piano trio recording in that Taborn's compositions reflect the strength and elasticity of the ensemble, both formally and when engaged in improvisational conversation. He retains the sense of space inside the compositions offered on Avenging Angel, but this set is also imbued with more motivic ideas placed inside darkly tinged compositions and angular, sometimes knotty lyric themes. And space plays a different role as an opening for spontaneous possibility. The lively "Beat the Ground" offers Morgan's driving bassline as it underscores Taborn's hard, left-turn, repetitive theme, and holds the center between pianist and drummer. Cleaver's cymbal work provides the room when the pianist's theme shifts keys, time signatures, and accents. "Hot Blood," with its syncopated rhythmic interplay between Cleaver and Morgan, adds dimension to Taborn's pulsing chords and opens up a vent for his complex solo. The elliptical "All True Night/Future Perfect" is the set's hinge piece. Commencing as a sketchy, shimmering ballad, with three gestured -- rather than firmly stated -- melodies in gauzy exchange, its dynamic builds gradually, culminating in Taborn's arpeggio solo. The use of abstraction and space is far more pronounced on the record's second half with the gradual development in "Cracked Hearts." Cleaver carves out a rhythmic statement that allows the melody to articulate itself. The interplay between Morgan and Taborn on "Silver Ghosts" is intuitive; their movement along the skeletal frame aims for the fringes of suggestion. Cleaver's gentle but firm time-stretching exercise on toms and cymbals notches a corner for drama that culminates with beautiful ostinato from the pianist. Closer "Speak the Name," with its rumbling, low-end bass notes, middle-register lyric theme, and Cleaver's roiling, break-driven snare is the impetus for dynamic and textural shifts for the entire group and offers the set's most labyrinthine piece as an uptempo closer. Chants is a strong statement from Taborn both as a composer and bandleader, but it's also a dialogue on the trio format itself, as articulated by this vastly talented, thought-provoking group.

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