Sunday, January 28, 2018

Manfred Schoof / Rainer Brüninghaus - Shadows & Smiles (1989)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
Rainer Brüninghaus - Freigeweht (1981)
Rainer Brüninghaus - Continuum (1983)

Abstract, atmospheric fusion from two German musicians: trumpeter Manfred Schoof and pianist Rainer Brüninghaus. Obviously, piano and trumpet are front and center, against a backdrop of gauzy synth and crystalline percussion. Very ECM-esque.

Track listing:
1. Smiles
2. Shadows
3. Sequence
4. Fireside
5. Ingredience of the Blues
6. Suggestion

Time will run back

You'd also like:
Paul Motian Trio -
Le Voyage (1979)
Paul Bley -
Fragments (1986)


  1. Manfred Schoof's musical journey is fascinating; I was missing that chapter, thank you!

  2. oh my god, can't believe I've never heard this. just gorgeous. many many thanks!