Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On May 3, 2000, John Lewis turned 80 – and almost half a century after the formation of the Modern Jazz Quartet, he could still inspire a variety of reactions. Over the years, Lewis' detractors have insisted that his piano playing is too polite and overly mannered; his admirers, however, have exalted him as the epitome of class and sophistication. To be sure, Lewis' pianism is quite sophisticated, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't swing or that he isn't soulful. Recorded in 2000 and released in early 2001, Evolution II isn't going to convert anyone who isn't already an admirer of the pianist's cool jazz/third stream approach.
Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini description and bonus track. John Lewis, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (and architect, with Gunther Schuller, of the "Third Stream" movement that attempted a fusion of classical music and jazz), has always been known for the delicacy and refinement of his playing and for the quality of his compositions. This solo album will only add to his reputation in both regards.
Transience is the debut CD from an unusual, worldly (not just ‘world’-y) Australian duo. Racheal Cogan is a widely-travelled, skilled, creative player of the recorder. Forget ‘primary school’ notions of her instrument! Tony Lewis is one of Australia’s finest, most musically-diverse percussionists. When they met and first played together in 2005 they knew their duo would be ongoing, evolving. Transience (subtitled Contemporary Modal Music) has new versions of traditional pieces from Turkey and Macedonia, plus contemporary compositions by Racheal and by the most famous of her teachers/mentors - the Cretan-resident, Ross Daly.