Album Remarks & Appraisals:
To this date, no other contemporary composer has looked deeper into Mahler's oeuvre than Uri Caine. Now, at the end of the 20th century, Caine adapts Mahler's compositions with his knowledge of the decline of the Danube Monarchy, of Nazis and the Holocaust, and of the developments of contemporary music. Among other highlights, the disc includes "Two Blue Eyes" featuring Jewish cantor Aaron Bensoussan, American poet Shulamith Wechter Caine (Uri's mother), and an outstanding piano solo by Uri himself .
Personnel: Uri Caine (piano); Aaron Bensoussan (vocals, oud); Josef Bierbichler, Shulamith Wechter Caine, Arto Lindsay, Julie Patton (vocals); Danny Blume (guitar); Mark Feldman , Larry Gold (strings); Don Byron (clarinet); David Binney (alto saxophone); Ralph Alessi, Dave Douglas (trumpet); Josh Roseman (trombone); Jim Black , Joey Baron (drums); DJ Olive (electronics, turntables).