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Misha Alperin
John Surman
First Impression

Misha Alperin piano
John Surman soprano and baritone saxophones
Arkady Shilkloper french horn, flugelhorn
Terje Gewelt double-bass
Jon Christensen drums
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen percussion
 
Overture
First Impression
Second Impression
Twilight Hour
City Dance
Movement
Third Impression
Fourth Impression
Fifth Impression

Recorded December 1997
ECM 1664
 
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Off-the-cuff interplay and melodic creativity are uppermost in this spontaneously-organised session in which the great British reedman John Surman meets Ukrainian pianist Misha Alperin for the first time. Based now in Oslo, Alperin has become a central figure on the Sandinavian scene, and assembled an impressive "Nordic" jazz band, that includes the great Jon Christensen on drums.