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Markus Gottschlich: Found Sounds

Read "Found Sounds" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Found Sounds? As it turns out, there is a special story behind that. For four years leading up to this recording, Austrian-born pianist Markus Gottschlich preserved “sounds" he heard around the world using a binaural mic and hand-held recording device. He writes that one thing he found was that “sounds, more than any other sensory stimulus" sparked his imagination and set his creative juices in motion. He has incorporated a number of those sounds into the nine original compositions on ...

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Markus Gottschlich: Of Places Between

Read "Of Places Between" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Pianist Markus Gottschlich is anything but a traditionalist, yet tradition, or more accurately, traditions, play a major role in his music; he doesn't believe that a single tradition must be addressed in isolation. In Gottschlich's world, songo and samba can meet and marry ("Invitation"), Billy Strayhorn's music can stray a bit, taking a detour to Jamaica ("A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing"), and peaceful, insomnia-fueled reverie can take form around an awakening rhythm section bent on exploring the topic of ...

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Markus Gottschlich: When The Day Is Done

Read "When The Day Is Done" reviewed by Budd Kopman


A player who is not just an interpreter, but also a composer, has to make a choice when putting together a debut CD. His or her desire is to present to the listener what they are about musically--in essence: who they are, where they have been, and how they got there. Is the best way to get this across to put together a program of interpreted standards, or of originals? Pianist Markus Gottschlich, originally from Vienna, Austria, ...


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