Barre Phillips Releases Final Solo Album, “End to End”

Barre Phillips: End to EndBassist Barre Phillips is noted for being the first musician to record an album of solo double bass, which was his 1968 record Journal Violone (also known as Unaccompanied Barre or Basse Barre). Fifty years later he has released End to End, which he says is his final solo album.

“It is a beautiful and moving musical statement,” ECM Records writes. “All the qualities we associate with Barre’s playing are here in abundance – questing adventurousness, melodic invention, textural richness, developmental logic, and deep soulfulness. End to End was recorded at Studios-La-Buissonne in the south of France, and produced by Manfred Eicher.”

Hear the avant-garde bassist in this teaser for the album:

End to End is available now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

End to End Track List:

  1. Quest, (Pt. 1)
  2. Quest, (Pt. 2)
  3. Quest, (Pt. 3)
  4. Quest, (Pt. 4)
  5. Quest, (Pt. 5)
  6. Inner Door (Pt. 1)
  7. Inner Door (Pt. 2)
  8. Inner Door (Pt. 3)
  9. Inner Door (Pt. 4)
  10. Outer Window (Pt. 1)
  11. Outer Window (Pt. 2)
  12. Outer Window (Pt. 3)
  13. Outer Window (Pt. 4)

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