CD of the Week
New releases attracting international attention: Marcel Worms, New Blues for Piano.
For quite some years now, pianist Marcel Worms has been devoted to the kind of classical music which is influenced by jazz. Because the blues plays such an important role in jazz, he thought it would be a fun idea to give commissions to mostly Dutch composers to compose blues or blues-like music for him. The first series was published by the end of 1996 and premiered by Worms at the best known jazz venue of Amsterdam, the BIM-huis. In the following years he also invited international composers to join the project every time he met them during his many tours through the USA, Swiss, Lebanon, China, Azerbaijan, Israel and so on.
In this hour a selection of tracks from the album Twenty Years of New Blues for Piano.
Read more at Vereniging Klassieke Zaken.
01:26 John Wolf Brennan – Silly Blooze
06:57 Abdala El-Masri – J’Imali Wali
11:36 Gao Ping – Blue Mask
18:51 Michiel Braam – Worms is back!
21:35 Michael Finnissy – Honky Blues
24:23 Misha Mengelberg – What’s next
26:25 Gilberto Mendes – Warum Blues
30:33 Justino Chemane – Nganda Blues
34:09 Theo Loevendie – The barpianist
40:19 Faradsch Karajew – ….Monsieur Bee Line-eccentric
45:10 Jacob ter Veldhuis – Honky Tonk Blues
47:37 Jacob ter Veldhuis – Off and On situation Blues
49:31 Joey Roukens – Blues on a Bright Background
57:09 Anat Fort – Marce Bars