Endangered Species (2CD)

Alvin Curran, Yamaha Disklavier

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Classical, Contemporary Classical
New World
January 25, 2019

Format: Compact Disc



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"Entertaining and startling, Endangered Species extends an irresistible invitation to share Curran's enduring pleasure in a fine tune and a fresh twist." The Wire Magazine

Endangered Species states, restates, correlates, instigates, inflates and deflates, elevates, formulates, disintegrates, interrogates, percolates, granulates, germinates, Kiss Me Kates, Tom Waits, Norman Bates and W.B. Yeats, horripilates, adumbrates, prestidigitates, sophisticates, enumerates, integrates and contraindicates songs from the standard repertoire, Standards they were called. Old French, Frankish, estendard "place of formation." If you asked a jazz musician what he played, he'd probably say Standards and Originals. Standards being popular songs from Broadway or Hollywood, Originals being compositions written by the jazz players themselves. They became the catalysts for infinite extended play. . . . Alvin's standards rise from an uncodified potential of all the sounds in the world. Recognizable but reformed by what had been worked through the nameless sound fields into a strange new life, now audible here. - Clark Coolidge (from the liner notes)

¢026 The Yamaha Disklavier was the instrument I was waiting for . . . a grand piano which allowed me the luxury of playing not just its own hammers and strings but my entire archive of sound-files: a magic act where the whole world becomes audible directly from my finger tips - an 80-proof blend of analogue and digital. The selection of songs on this recording is mostly ballads, slow and easy, leaving me time to think, exit into unverified neighborhoods, begin a piece from the end, enter a spontaneous museum of dysfunctional harmonies, sneak out the back door into the cocktail mists looking for traces of MEV street music in a heap of Pistoletto's rags - Alvin Curran.

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Key Value
Catalogue number NW80804
Barcode 0093228080428
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 15mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Out Of Nowhere -
2. (I'm) Confessin' (That I Love You) -
3. Ain't Misbehavin' -
4. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Take 3) -
5. Come Rain Or Come Shine -
6. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) -
7. Speak Low -
8. Arrivederci Roma -
9. Tea For Two -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (Take 2) -
2. As Time Goes By -
3. Georgia On My Mind -
4. St. James Infirmary Blues -
5. As Time Goes By (Final) -
6. A Foggy Day (In London Town) -
7. Memories Of You -
8. Just A Gigolo -
9. Red River Valley -