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PU 3044

COPLAND, Marc: Alone

The Classical Shop
release date: December 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Marc Copland

Soloist

Venue:

Pirouet Studio, Munich, Germany

Venue

Record Label
Pirouet Records

Genre:

Jazz Contemporary


Jazz Contemporary

Total Time - 69:34
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MAL WALDRON

1 

Soul Eyes

07:02
     
 

JONI MITCHELL

2 

I Don't Know Where I Stand

06:52
     
 

MARC COPLAND

3 

Night Whispers

11:20
     
4 

Into the Silence

07:14
     
 

JONI MITCHELL

5 

Rainy Night House

05:14
     
 

PAUL WESTON

6 

I should care

09:22
     
 

WAYNE SHORTER

7 

Fall

04:39
     
 

MARC COPLAND

8 

Blackboard

07:10
     
 

JONI MITCHELL

9 

Michael from Mountain

05:45
     
 

BRONISLAW KAPER

10 

Hi Li Hi Lo

04:56
     
 Marc Copland Soloist


A solo adventure: "Alone" reveals Marc Copland, one of the most popular pianists on the international jazz scene, in purest form with only the listener vis-à-vis. And he surprises with three superb interpretations of songs from Canadian Joni Mitchell. Alongside pieces by Mal Waldron, Sammy Cahn, Wayne Shorter, and Bronislaw Kaper are three of Copland’s own compositions on this album - including "Night Whispers", an extended piece of over eleven minutes. Along with "Into the Silence" and "Blackboard", this piece reflects a lot on Copland’s ability to generate a suspenseful atmospheric intensity. Marc Copland solo. A listening experience to be reflected. These pieces have something magical that is only found in exceptional music: they throw the listener back into his or her own feelings and thoughts. And in this respect, the last two lines of the Bill Zavatsky poem that appears on the album’s cover is especially appropriate: "Let’s listen while we have the chance to music no one’s heard." And that’s what we hear when we, with Marc Copland, listen "alone" deep within ourselves.

"...Alone offers gentler tonal language, allowing Copland to share a more personal musical experience. Soft, mellow, and light are all appropriate adjectives to describe the music found here."

Edward Blanco - All About Jazz - 4 February 2010


"...Alone is a beginning-to-end gorgeous work of art, solo piano at its highest level."

Dan McClenaghan - All About Jazz - 21 December 2009 


                         CD of the Month

Interpretation ******          Sound ******

"Everything flows in Copland’s kaleidoscopic access to the facets of piano music ... Just beautiful it is, compellingly beautiful."

Tom Fuchs - Piano News nagazine - 8 January 2010 


                Critic’s Choice

"...Harmony is Mr. Copland’s great strength, and he colors in most of these songs with muted, shifting hues ... Recorded and produced with in obsessive standard of intimacy. it revels in poetic self-containment." 

Nate Chinen - New York Times - 20 December 2009


          Audiophiles Highlight

   Music ****½       Sound *****

Tilman Urbach - Stereo magazine - 7 December 2009

 

                     Music ****          Sound *****

"...Marc Copland is a virtuoso... the whole thing is still wonderful ..." 

Tilman Urbech - Fono Forum magazine (Germany) - December 2009

 


              Studio CD of the Month

"...Copeland’s expressiveness and ’introverted eloquence’, is beyond words ..."Marc Copland is one of the best pianists in jazz history, to underrated artist who’s in the same creative level of Keith Jarrett and Ahmad Jamal, all with Particular and peculiar musical styles. "Alone", Marc’s solo adventure, comes out on the Munich-based label Pirouet after this pianist’s extraordinary "New York Trio Recordings" series of three CDs... "

Arnaldo De Souteiro - Jazzstation.com - 2 December 2009


"...He ’may be better-known in Europe, but Copland is one of America’s too well-kept secrets. Those who’ve not yet been charmed by his inward-looking pianism could not start at a better place than the aptly titled Alone ... "

John Kelman - All About Jazz - 3 December 2009 


            *****

Thomas Hein - Concerto magazine - December 2009

 



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