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by John Kelman
New sources of inspiration can sometimes be no farther away than your own backyard. Coming from Fribourg--a small, beautifully preserved old town in the west of Switzerland--the classically trained and jazz-savvy pianist Thierry Lang has long been drawn to area's endemic music, in particular that of Joseph Bovet, a priest who lived in the area from 1879 to 1951. Bovet's music for male choir reflects an unmistakable Alpine flavor, a cinematic openness redolent of mountain vistas and lazy rivers. Lang ...read more