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Jubilees - Magnus Lindberg: Piano Jubilees; Cashian: 6 Pieces; Benjamin: Shadowlines; George King: 6 Etudes / George King, piano

Album Summary

>Lindberg, Magnus : Jubilees
>Cashian, Philip : Pieces (6) after Paintings by Ben Hartley, for piano
>Benjamin, George : Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano
>King, George [Piano] : Etudes (6) for piano
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

British pianist George King brings together a series of 21st century pieces, including the first recording of Philip Cashian's Ben Hartley pieces and of his own piano etudes. In his search for the 'new' in music, as a Jazz and Classical composer/pianist, George shares with the listener the sheer pleasure of performing these pieces, always maintaining coherence and pianistic brilliancy, and shares the excitement of discovering great piano writing with challenging and very diverse original music.

George's career to date includes performances and collaborations with a huge variety of artists. His career as a classical pianist has led him to perform at venues all over the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room.

He is also an improviser of rare quality. His stylistic range covers many musical paths, whether it is a solo free improvisation piano recital, or as a member of Jah Wobble's 'Modern Jazz Ensemble'. George enjoys the challenge of treading new water and softening the boundaries between musical genres. This versatility has led to performances at festivals including Glastonbury, Womad and Jazz festivals all over the world.

George's work as a Composer has earned him international awards from Ibla (Italy), Gunther Bialas Prize (Germany) and the Barto Prize (USA) and recent commissions included a major new work for Jazz singer and string ensemble from the Manchester Jazz Festival and Manchester Camerata (UK).

Recent recordings include the Piano works of Edwin Roxburgh, '7' with Jah Wobble, Watching the Well with music by Jon Thorne and most recently a solo free improvised recital called 'Into the Light'.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Odradek (07/20/2013-07/23/2013).



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Works Details

>Lindberg, Magnus : Jubilees
  • Performer: George King (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/20/2013-07/23/2013)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2000

>Cashian, Philip : Pieces (6) after Paintings by Ben Hartley, for piano
  • Performer: George King (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/20/2013-07/23/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004-2007

>Benjamin, George : Shadowlines, 6 canonic preludes for piano
  • Performer: George King (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/20/2013-07/23/2013)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>King, George [Piano] : Études (6) for piano
  • Performer: George King (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Odradek (07/20/2013-07/23/2013)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003