Walking a tightrope between classical and jazz and reworking existing tunes to stunning effect David Rees-Williams puts new life into work by composers who were themselves improvisers.
Time Scape with arrangements including Purcell’s Ground in E minor and a Buxtehude gigue, not to mention Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, is irresistible and provocative fare for every listener.
Sunday Times 'The Canterbury-based pianist must be weary of hearing the comparisons with Jacques Loussier. His intelligent improvisations on Ravel, Bach and Purcell have a character all their own.' Clive Davis - Sunday Times
“The ingenuity of the arrangements: Purcell’s Ground in E minor and a Buxtehude gigue, not to mention Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, turn out to be fertile material for the pianist and his partners……this is a set that yields its secrets at its own discreet pace. 03/10/2004 Sholto Byrnes, Independent on Sunday
The third release by the David Rees-Williams Trio is the best by far....all but the cloth-eared will find the disc a delight.'
|Contents / Songlist||1 Sonatine 2nd Movement - Ravel Erbahm' Dich Mein, O Herre Gott - J S Bach Prelude no. 4 in E minor Op 28 - Chopin Magnificat in G - Stanford Ground in E minor - Purcell Gigue Fugue in C - Buxtehude Chanson de Matin - Elgar Fugue in B minor|
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