It can't be stressed enough however that this isn't just Garbarek's album - what I love most about Triptykon is that I can sit down for a listen through this album and focus solely on Edward Vesala snaking his way around the kit like no other jazz drummer on earth. Or indeed, spend the duration listening to Arild Andersen putting in a phenomenal rock-solid performance on bass, taking a great solo on the title track and a memorable switch to the bow in the closing track. One my favourite expressions of the trio format in jazz, up there with Money Jungle; Triptykon is a true team effort. Should further evidence be required, just check them out in a rare French TV recording (below).
Previously posted at SGTG: Afric Pepperbird