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Duets

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
07-08-2015
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Barcode:
0832929004926
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
SRCD492
Duets
Duets

Description

"Duets" is the first outcome of a fascinating project - an album of piano music played on two pianos. It is a collaboration between Richard Fairhurst and one of his great influences and mentors, John Taylor. This scenario was special - given the rare opportunity of interacting with another piano. The result is stunning in terms of sound and arrangement.

The collaboration between Richard Fairhurst and John Taylor began at the Steinway Festival in 2010, where the two musicians first played together. When asked which piano player he would most like to work with, Fairhurst immediately suggested Taylor as a musician with 'a touch and sound that really spoke to me'. They began by exploring the music of Bill Evans, keen that the project should avoid standards, explore harmony and understatement but also feel more contemporary. Approaching the Evans pieces from an original angle, both players felt an immediate musical connection, using the music as a springboard for their own individual approaches and perspectives. Fairhurst says: 'We experimented with rhythmic ideas, texture and space. Each performance involved extensive rehearsal, and as the approach to the music developed, it began to feel as if this should become a less sporadic and more enduring project'.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Epitaph To Sabbo
  3. 3 P's Piece - Part I
  4. 3 P's Piece - Part II
  5. Open Book
  6. Epitaph To Kenny
  7. Sly Eyes
  8. Evans Above
  9. Very Early
  10. Turn Out The Stars
  11. Re: Person I Knew
  12. Growth In An Old Garden
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