Here are compositions and improvisations for solo
percussion that bear favorable comparison with Evelyn Glennie’s work.
“Spiritual Resonance,” dedicated to Pierre Favre, has a title that’s not
a surprise as Bettine’s trancelike cymbal work here (and throughout the
cd) owes more than a little to the great percussionist. More
importantly, he shares a strong grasp of narrative that that master has.
He doesn’t so much sound like Favre as he has his sense of command and
The whole of this outing is extremely well-recorded
which is vital to this kind of thing. It’s easily one of the best solo
percussion records I’ve ever heard.
Bettine is essential listening for percussionists and anyone interested
Editions Intuitive Arts