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Irene Schweizer: Many And One Direction - Piano Solo

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Irene Schweizer: Many And One Direction - Piano Solo The great Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer goes it alone on her latest release, Piano Solo – Many and One Direction. Here, the critically acclaimed pianist pursues various angles via her noteworthy affinity for rhythmic movement and altogether penetrating execution as each piece is strikingly unique......

On “Huben Wie Druben”, Ms Schweizer constructs Bill Evans-type harmonics and melodies while featuring her rhythmically active left hand, that at times conveys somewhat of a classical outlook. Here, the pianist creates enticing melodies along with shifting meter and acute improvisation, which equates to – superb invention! The piece titled, “Jungle Beats. Dedicated to D.C.”, features themes performed in various octaves supplemented by furious right hand single note leads in tandem with a tempestuous pulse.

Ms Schweizer is also a master at integrating sonorous themes and melodies with on-the-fly improvisation and rapid development. On “Last Call”, the pianist settles into some free-jazz motifs while delicately strumming the piano strings as she furthers that concept with an exhilarating rhythmic sequence on the piece titled, “Saitenpfade”. Ms Schweizer also performs a brief, yet playful rendition of Carla Bley’s “Ictus” as she closes out this diverse affair with a straightforward and affable version of Monk’s “Chordially”.

Simply stated, Many And One Direction offers the listener a truly rousing glimpse of this remarkable musician. Don’t let this one slip by.......Highly recommended...* * * * ½

Irene Schweizer; Solo Piano

Intakt website: www.intaktrec.ch.

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Title: Many And One Direction - Piano Solo | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Intakt Records


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