Ralf Illenberger – Sedona

Ralf Illenberger - SedonaThis long-overdue album by my favorite jazz guitarist is just now surfacing in some parts of the country. Ralf’s latest release, surprisingly, sees him popping up on a label other than new age powerhouse Narada, and his material also shifts into a different direction, with harmonies which are more abstract and dissonant than his previous work. Illenberger still maintains his style of building a nearly hypnotic, cyclical sound underlying the melody, which keeps his music complex and interesting enough to rating: 3 out of 4avoid being thought of as background music. The experimentation on this album makes one wonder if Ralf has any plans for another release anytime soon…and just how different will his next album be?

  1. Riding the Wave (4:46)
  2. Falling Down (3:37)
  3. Sedona (3:01)
  4. Frogs (4:01)
  5. Order this CD Secret Canyon (4:33)
  6. Crying Sky (4:46)
  7. Full Moon (4:41)
  8. Once Again (3:52)
  9. Ravens Above (9:49)
  10. Still Blue (5:09)
  11. Face Shift (4:08)
  12. Dream Catcher (5:11)

Released by: in joy music
Release date: 1995
Total running time: 58:02