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David Lopato: Gendhing for a Spirit Rising

Read "Gendhing for a Spirit Rising" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

American composer/pianist David Lopato has a long history with South Asian music, especially the music of Java. Much of the music in the title work--which occupies the first disc of this two-disc set--was inspired by the year he spent in Surakarta (seat of one of the two great kingdoms of Central Java, where most of the ...

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Pianist/Composer David Lopato's "Gendhing For A Spirit Rising" Set For September 8 Release

Pianist/Composer David Lopato's "Gendhing For A Spirit Rising" Set For September 8 Release

Musical genres have been melding for ages, yet pianist/composer David Lopato has developed an eclectic East-West fusion that truly has no precedent. A respected educator, inventive composer, inveterate musical explorer, and fearless sonic pioneer who has traveled a highly personal “silk road,” Lopato is releasing the extraordinary Gendhing for a Spirit Rising on September 8 via ...

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David Lopato: Many Moons

Read "Many Moons" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Mettendo a frutto il poco tempo lasciato libero dai suoi impegni didattici, David Lopato ha registrato un lungo disco che raccoglie composizioni scritte nell'arco di un trentennio e che testimoniano non solo il suo mondo ma anche i suoi interessi, i suoi studi e la sua attività accademica. Quindi, non solo jazz in senso stretto (nel quale vanta ...

David Lopato: Many Moons

Read "Many Moons" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist/composer, David Lopato's long career has included turns with prominent players in the fields of avant-garde jazz and classical, world music, theater, free improvisation and modern jazz. In particular, he has done outstanding jazz work with Gerry Hemingway, David Mott, Wadada Leo Smith and Joe Lovano. Given the wide and varied circles Lopato travels in, it ...

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David Lopato: Many Moons

Read "Many Moons" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist David Lopato's Many Moons could just as easily have been called Many Moods, with the variety of approaches he takes on these twelve original piano pieces. Jazz is only one area of expertise on Lopato's large resume, which also includes extensive studies on African drumming and Javanese gamelan, scoring work for theater and dance, and ...