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Terje Rypdal: Bleak House (LP, 1968/Re 2008, ltd 500)

Pan Records PALP 030

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Price: EUR 21.00

Gatefold cover. Black vinyl, limited to 500 copies. A fine copy with just some very light shelf wear to the cover and some very fine hairlines to the vinyl. Plays mostly like NM I would say.

Grading cover: EX | Grading vinyl: EX

"The reissue of Bleak House gives us a lot to unpack. From a historical perspective, it represents a bridge in the European transition from jazz-rock into their unique avant-garde/free jazz hybrid. For Rypdal—even at this early stage of his career—his incorporation of post-bop, fusion and avant-garde, into a cohesive album, was a peerless feat of imagination. Rypdal has always been a heady composer, capable of floating intoxicatingly discordant melodies, impressionism such as that on "Winter Serenade," or an unearthly sadness in his reflective pieces. Bleak House is a timeless and important recording and a pleasure to hear in this remastered format." (All About Jazz)

"In 1968, Terje Rypdal was a long way from the iconic status he quickly achieved within the European jazz community. He had just left stints in a pair of rock bands in his native Norway—The Vanguards and The Dream—and was settling into a studio in Oslo to record Bleak House, the guitarist/composer’s first solo album. " (Paste Magazine)

Terje Rypdal: Bleak House