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Stages of a Long Journey

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Stages of a Long Journey
Live album by
RecordedMarch 2005 at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
ECM 1920
ProducerMartin Mühleis
Eberhard Weber chronology
Endless Days
Stages of a Long Journey

Stages of a Long Journey is a live album by German double bassist and composer Eberhard Weber recorded in Germany in 2005 and released on the ECM label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[3]

The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek states, "This is a watershed moment in Weber's recorded output, because it reveals his collective gifts as a musician, which, even when understated, are shining examples of the European jazz, folk, classical, and new music he has forged these last 40 years as a leader and as a valued sideman and composer".[2] All About Jazz called it "A compelling retrospective that demonstrates the malleability, melodism and beauty of Weber's oeuvre, Stages of a Long Journey's omission of two words from its source—the bassist's "The Last Stage of a Long Journey," which receives an expansive and expanded orchestral treatment—makes it thankfully clear that this recording is simply a milestone, not an ending".[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Eberhard Weber except as indicated

  1. "Silent Feet" - 7:37
  2. "Syndrome" (Carla Bley) - 7:44
  3. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) - 5:03
  4. "Seven Movements" - 5:54
  5. "The Colours of Chloë" - 7:19
  6. "Piano Transition" - 4:11
  7. "Maurizius" - 7:04
  8. "Percussion Transition" (Marilyn Mazur) - 3:03
  9. "Yellow Fields" - 7:01
  10. "Hang Around" (Reto Weber) - 4:17
  11. "The Last Stage of a Long Journey" - 11:06
  12. "Air" - 3:10



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed May 22, 2014
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T., Allmusic Review accessed May 22, 2014
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1477. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Kelman, J., All About Jazz Review, July 17, 2007
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