Eberhard Weber ‎– Encore

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Tracklist

Frankfurt 2:47
Konstanz 3:16
Cambridge 4:16
Rankweil 4:14
Langenhagen 3:53
Granada 2:57
Sevilla 4:30
London 3:00
Klagenfurt 3:41
Bradford 3:54
Edinburgh 2:05
Hannover 3:23
Pamplona 3:17

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECM 2439, 471 2051 Eberhard Weber Encore(CD, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2439, 471 2051 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
ECM 2439, 471 2051 Eberhard Weber Encore(CD, Album, Promo) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2439, 471 2051 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
none Eberhard Weber Encore(CDr, Album, Promo) ECM Records none US 2015 Sell This Version
ECM 2439, 471 2051 Eberhard Weber Encore(File, FLAC, Album, 24-) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 2439, 471 2051 Germany 2015

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Stephen_Kipper

Stephen_Kipper

July 20, 2020
referencing Encore, CD, Album, ECM 2439, 471 2051

These are flugelhorn duets where Weber's electric double bass and keyboards dominate. I'm never sure if I'm hearing synth or arco bass, such is Weber's mastery. 'Edinburgh' has an uncredited percussionist or two. Is that melodica or accordion on 'Pamplona'?

Calling these 'live recordings' is misleading. In reality they are live solo bass recordings that Weber supplemented with keyboards and Ack van Rooyen's horn. It's very much a studio creation.

If I had better speakers I would probably appreciate it more than I do. Fans of Weber's punchy high register bass style, simple keyboard lines, synth washes, ethereal flugelhorn and ECM's pristine production will be pleased.

As for the packaging, it's one of ECM's nicer minimalist covers. There's a wonderful interview and some touching photos of the artists.