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Tom Pierson

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Last Works

Label: Auteur
Released: 2019
Track listing: CD1 (1st Set): Abandoned; Chandra Lowery’s Samba; By The Martyr’s Decree; Times Remembered; Winter’s End; Dark Story; The Pharaoh’s Serpent. CD2 (2nd Set): Elipsis; Sultry; 45/8; In God’s Name; Two Becoming 3; Among Strangers.

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Article: Album Review

Tom Pierson: Last Works

Read "Last Works" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


Ominously slow, swinging cymbal stabs guide low left- hand bass lines played on black and white for the menacing opening cut of this double disc set by Japan-based composer and arranger Tom Pierson, curiously titled Last Works. Whimsical improvisations on muted trumpet to the right and right-hand piano runs on the left, bring some ease to ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Pierson: Last Works

Read "Last Works" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Classically trained Tom Pierson started out as a piano playing teenage prodigy in the early 1960s. His early orchestral background stood him in remarkably good stead since the compositions and arrangements for this masterpiece, Last Works are steeped in sonic complexity. It is also characterised by Pierson's self-stated desire not to regurgitate the past but to ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller, Vincent Peirani and New Releases

Read "Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller, Vincent Peirani and New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Another week replete with beautiful new releases, and re-releases, from the etheral to the political, both catchy and heart-brakingly gorgeous, from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Vincent Peirani “What Power Art Thou" Living Being II: Night ...

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Article: Album Review

Tom Pierson: Last Works

Read "Last Works" reviewed by Doug Hall


As musicians make choices and pursue a passion for music which also directs their musical orbit, looking at jazz composer, arranger and pianist Tom Pierson's resume, it is clear that a creative search for originality and exploration was paramount, from the very beginning. Gifted at the start, Pierson was a piano prodigy and a soloist with ...

Album

Last Works

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Abandoned; Chandra Lowery's Samba; By The Martyr's Decree; Times Remembered; Winter's End; Dark Story; The Pharaoh's Serpent; Elipsis; Sultry, 45/8; In God's Name; Two Becoming 3; Among Strangers.

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Article: Lyrics

I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek

Read "I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Parliamo ancora di orchestre e arrangiatori [per leggere la prima puntata di questo approfondimento -clicca qui. Tralasciando per il momento di considerare i contributi più innovativi della scena europea (tra cui spiccano la Vienna Art Orchestra e l'Italian Instabile Orchestra) dopo la stagione del Free la ricerca d'avanguardia statunitense non si è fermata. Purtroppo ...

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Article: Interview

Maria Schneider: Going Her Own Way

Read "Maria Schneider: Going Her Own Way" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Maria Schneider is widely considered one of the finest contemporary band leaders, composers, and arrangers. For two decades, The Maria Schneider Orchestra has generated excitement and sometimes surprise, at club dates, concerts, and festivals and with GRAMMY-winning records on the ArtistShare label, where Schneider pioneered in the process of commissioning recordings by giving subscribers an inside ...

Album

Planet of Tears

Label: Auteur
Released: 2003
Track listing: Fright; Once; Zaymah; Ballade; Deceitful Eyes; Black Art; Planet of Tears (57:51).


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