Batagraf - Delights of decay (feat. Mathias Eick, Trygve Seim, Snorre Bjerck, Helge Andreas Norbakken & Jon Balke) (2018)
instrumental, world, jazz, experimental | 38:15 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 166 MB
Label: Jazzland Recordings
Batagraf is a stellar ensemble led by Jon Balke, creating percussive explorations and interrogations of words and moods. Previously described by Balke as a “private research forum” rather than a fixed “band”, this has certainly proven to be the case, as the ensemble members have varied from one release to the next. Founded in 2003, “Delights of decay” marks their 15th anniversary. The debut, “Statements” (ECM, 2005) and its follow-up, “Say and Play” (ECM, 2011) have revealed Jon Balke, Helge Andreas Norbakken and Snorre Bjerck as the core membership, as well as clearly illustrating the evolution of ideas and concepts within the project framework as a whole.