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Bruno Heinen Sextet: Tierkreis

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British pianist Bruno Heinen studied classical music at the Royal College of Music, and jazz with fellow countryman and renowned jazz pianist John Taylor. He comes from both sides of the fence so to speak, which is an aspect that translates rather well on these pieces composed by pioneering and influential classical composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Heinen's articulate and imaginative arrangements of Tierkreis (the signs of the Zodiac) are framed on 12 melodies based on tone rows. And one of the more conspicuous attributes of this presentation resides within Heinen's ability to translucently fuse these often disparate musical genres.

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Bruno Heinen Sextet: Tierkreis

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Karlheinz Stockhausen's compositions seldom make it into a jazz musician's list of jam session favorites. Pianist Bruno Heinen might just change that with his interpretation of Stockhausen's 1974-75 composition “Tierkreis," twelve pieces based on the signs of the zodiac and written originally for twelve musical boxes. The Bruno Heinen Sextet's debut album, Tierkreis, keeps some of the musical boxes and enlivens each piece with jazz instrumentation and sensibility.The London-based Heinen, bassist Andrea Di Biase and drummer Jon Scott also form Dialogues Trio. That band's debut album, Twinkle Twinkle (Babel Label, 2012), featured a set of tunes inspired by ...



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