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Anglaspel: The Beauty of Bach: A Jazz Suite by Stefan Forssen

Read "The Beauty of Bach: A Jazz Suite by Stefan Forssen" reviewed by John Kelman


Ask most jazz pianists who they listen to from the classical world, and the name that crops up almost immediately is Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach's innovations in the areas of polyphony and harmony were so radical that they remain inspirational three centuries later, providing a constant source for reinterpretation. Still, the inherent purity of Bach's music makes translating it outside the classical realm a risky proposition. Migrating classical works into jazz often end up more shtick than art, but the ...


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