"SYDNEY HARBOUR BLUES" JADCD 1077
Works by: Eric Gross, Dulcie Holland, Ray Lemond, Robert Allworth, Colin Brumby. Duration: 46'28".
The title track is one of two short piano pieces by Gross written for young players using jazz idiom, the other being "Jazzeroo". This CD exclusively features the artistry of gifted pianist Ray Lemond who has recorded previously for Jade. Ray's individual style of composition delights in four works including "Six Astronomical Pieces For Young Stars", more repertoire for student performers. Teachers please take note! Gross also contributes a "Moonscape".
Holland's elegant "Sonatina" was commissioned by pianist Sally Epstein who performed it in New York following its Canberra premiere. Also enjoy Holland's delicacy of touch in "A Scattering of leaves". Allworth's distinctive use of serial technique is heard in "Reminiscences Of Times Past".
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1. Sydney Harbour Blues
2. Reminiscences of the Past
3. Sonatina - Allegretto
4. Sonatina - Andante
5. Sonatina - Allegro no troppo
6. The Scattering of The Leaves
7. Lunar Landscape - Seething Bay
8. Lunar Landscape - Lake of Dreams
9. Lunar Landscape - Sea Of Crises
10. Lunar Landscape - Sea of Tranquility
11. Lunar Landscape - Apollonius
12. Lunar Landscape - Bay Of Rainbows
13. The Midnight Hour
14. In Memoriam Mervyn
17. Little Jazzeroo
18. Moon Interlude