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MAYER, Jonathan: Out of Genre

MAYER, Jonathan: Out of Genre

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2014

Originally recorded in 2014

Artists:

Jonathan Mayer

Soloist

Mitel Purohit

Soloist

Kenny Wheeler

Soloist

Bernard Wystraete

Soloist

Andy Bratt

Soloist

Record Label
First Hand Records

Genre:

Jazz Contemporary


Jazz Contemporary

Total Time - 68:40
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

1 

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio (arr. J. Mayer)

05:14
     
 

JONATHAN MAYER

2 

Rag Jiddhu

06:38
 Mitel Purohit Soloist
     
3 

String of Pearls

09:31
     
4 

Joning

09:55
 Kenny Wheeler Soloist
     
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

5 

Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 (arr. J. Mayer)

05:19
     
 

BERNARD WYSTRAETE

6 

Abida

08:45
 Bernard Wystraete Soloist
     
 

JONATHAN MAYER

7 

Whole Again

09:13
     
 

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

8 

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 (arr. J. Mayer)

03:03
     
 

JONATHAN MAYER

9 

Capo-Lo

05:33
 Andy Bratt Soloist
     
10 

When It Rains

05:29
     
 Jonathan Mayer Soloist


’Out of Genre’, the solo debut album from distinguished sitarist Jonathan Mayer,spans world, jazz and classical genres. Featuring jazz trumpet legend Kenny Wheeler, the program includes the premiere recording of sitar transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach. Son of the late composer and co-founder of Indo-Jazz Fusions John Mayer, Jonathan studied sitar with Clem Alford (the first ever European sitar player), Pandit Subroto Roy Chowdhury of Senia Gharana and Wajahat Khan (direct descendent of Mia Tansen the great musician, one of the nine jewels in Moghul court of Emperor Akbar). He also studied composition with his father and later with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire. ’Out of Genre’ also features the first ever recording of the newly invented pygmy sitar.

“…British player Jonathan Mayer transforms the Western Baroque notes into something completely different - and no less fascinating to listen to over and over again… This disorienting, ear-opening debut album is a breath of fresh musical air.”    ****

The Toronto Star 

 

 “Jonathan’s sitar chops, and they are solid, come from years of study… That’s not to say Mayer can’t play the heck out of his instrument… Jonathan is still able to set up an instrumental world and palette that plays to Bach’s wonderful textures… for those who wish to make the trek there are rewards."    *****

 
Jazz Review 
 

 “…Mayer clearly knows what he is doing with the difficult instrument… There’s plenty of exotic work here with various non-Western scales and rhythmic structures, but it all works quite well with a strong jazz esthetic and doesn’t seem a gimmick.” *****

 
AudiophileAudition.com 
 

“Out of Genre is a sitar-specific work of consolidation and advance… Much history in the making here.” ****

Jazzwise Magazine 

 

“…I was won over by the three pieces [Bach] here… this is an unusual and intriguing album that pushes at the limits of what we expect from the sitar.”  ***

 
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