This is an absolutely amazing sounding original German ECM pressing. I love the way these guys play together and this record is a total beast in terms of both music and sound. Like many ECM recordings, it's incredible natural sounding and powerfully immersive. I love the way the best ECM pressings make me feel like there's nothing between me and the music, and that's exactly the effect here.
4 stars Allmusic: "Crystal Silence is a sublime indication of what two master improvisers can do given quality raw material, with the first side of this record being particularly flawless. Improvised music is rarely this coherent and melodic. Essential for fans of Corea, Burton, or jazz in general."
Vinyl: VG+ (a few superficial marks, plays great)
Cover: VG+ (old price tag, light corner wear)
Play notes: Incredible sound, mostly very quiet, light surface noise in a few spots
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