Karin Krog & John Surman ‎– Cloud Line Blue

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Tracklist

Alone Song 4:23
New Spring 6:53
Eyeless In Movement 6:26
Jonathan 7:25
Empty Streets 4:12
Cloud Line Blue 8:52
Edge Piece 2:53

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2382 093 Karin Krog & John Surman Karin Krog & John Surman - Cloud Line Blue(LP) Polydor 2382 093 Scandinavia 1979 Sell This Version
2382 093 Karin Krog & John Surman Karin Krog & John Surman - Cloud Line Blue(LP) Polydor 2382 093 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
KUX-105-V, 2382 093 Karin Krog & John Surman Karin Krog & John Surman - Cloud Line Blue(LP, Album) Polydor, Polydor KUX-105-V, 2382 093 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
MR11 Karin Krog - John Surman Karin Krog - John Surman - Cloud Line Blue(CD, Album, RE) Meantime Records (2) MR11 Norway 2004 Sell This Version
PSJ - 82 Karin Krog Cloud Line Blue(LP) Poljazz PSJ - 82 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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May 6, 2009
referencing Cloud Line Blue, LP, 2382 093

This is a first recorded collaboration of Karin Krog and her partner John Surman. It is a beautiful mixture of John Surman's lyrical, etherial sound and Krog's half-husky voice. Participation of a drummer Stu Martin, adds a vital rhythm to some of the tunes (in particular, _New Spring_). One of the best pieces on this album, from my point of view, is _Jonathan_, which is recorded again in _Such Winters Of Memory_ a few years later. Another strikingly strong piece is _Empty Streets_, in which there is an ensemble of Baritone Sax (overdubbed) plays fascinating music at closing. Of the four studio albums they made together (this, _Such Winters_, _Freestyle_, and _Bluesand_) I personally think that this first album is the most coherent and presents consistent high quality across the pieces.