Soft instrumental music with the gentle touch for upliftment and comfort. Helpful for creating a space of calmness and inner peace. Dedication: "Like Gentle Rain, softly washing the Earth, clearing the atmosphere, brightening the colours and nourishing all life. Such is the gift of meeting and the blessing of friendship".
Éric Legnini is a Belgian jazz pianist and leader of the Éric Legnini Trio. He started to play piano in the Stefano Di Battista Quartet. In the 1990s, he worked with Flavio Boltro (trumpet) and Stefano Di Battista (saxophone) forming the jazz ensemble Éric Legnini Trio that caught attention in the 1990s. He has played with fellow artists like Aldo Romano, Belmondo Quintet, John Ruocco, Félix Simtaine, Michel Hatzi, Dré Palemaerts, Emanuel Cisi, Toninho Horta, Philippe Catherine, Serge Reggiani, Hein van de Geyn, Marcia Maria, Jacques Pelzer, André Ceciarelli, Éric Le Lann, Paco Sery and others.
A decade after they delivered Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt on…Kompakt, Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann return to the stalwart Cologne label with an album bearing a less sportive title and it sounds like serious sci-fi business. The standard edition consists of four tracks, each one between nine and 15 minutes in length. Not one of them is humorously titled "Captain Korma" or "Komplikation," unless "God's Mirrorball" triggers a recollection of the first Tad album. Unlike Okie Dokie, this is all new, not an amalgamation of tweaked, previously released tracks and new material. Lest this be seen as the Orb's "most mature work to date," within seconds of the opener, a mild-mannered voice from a colorful documentary about Sumerian gods intones, "If you believe in evil, then you probably need a whack on the back of the neck with a big fucking stick." After four-and-a-half minutes of ambience that intensifies in gradual fashion, a fluid, sturdy beat and light chime-like accents enter to set the tone for the remainder of the 50-minute program.
Robert Jan Meyer also started his own compilation series: "Science Fiction Jazz 1-12 (Vol. 1 at the same time, was the beginning of the "Mole Listening Pearls"- Label) and "Batucada 1-3". He compiled the double CD "Blue Note Weekend" for the renowned jazz label "Blue Note" and two more samplers on the Japanese market.