There’s a new trio album by Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia, called The River of Anyder. Anyder is a mythical river in Utopia.
It’s very much an ECM cd, with clear, crystalline recorded sound against a backdrop of absolute silence. He’s joined by an Italian acoustic bass player and drummer, two guys I had never heard of but who complement him perfectly. They are musically telepathic and symbiotic.
The new cd is an album you can listen to repeatedly yet always find something new inside. Highly recommended.
Here is a track called “Bensalem”. It will give you a taste of what’s inside this new cd.[audio:http://blogs.kcrw.com/music/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/04-Return-To-Bensalem-22.mp3|titles=04 Return To Bensalem 2]