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GARSON, M.: Bowie Variations (The)

GARSON, M.: Bowie Variations (The)

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2013

Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

Mike Garson

Soloist

Record Label
Reference Recordings CD

Genre:

Jazz Contemporary


Jazz Contemporary

Total Time - 48:40
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GARSON, M.: Bowie Variations (The)

     
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MIKE GARSON

1 

Space Oddity

3:52
     
 

DAVID BOWIE

2 

John, I'm Only Dancing

3:07
     
3 

Life on Mars?

5:26
     
4 

Heroes

4:15
     
 

MIKE GARSON

5 

Ashes to Ashes

4:24
     
6 

Variations on Changes

4:19
     
7 

Let's Dance

4:10
     
 

DAVID BOWIE

8 

Battle for Britain - The Loneliest Guy - Disco King

7:33
     
 

MIKE GARSON

9 

Tribute to David

3:52
     
 

NED WASHINGTON

10 

Wild is the Wind

3:41
     
 

DAVID BOWIE

11 

Space Oddity

4:01
     
 Mike Garson Soloist


 Whatever Mike lends his hands to invariably becomes something magical.”–David Bowie.

 
Beginning in 1972, super-versatile pianist Mike Garson performed, toured internationally and recorded with one of the most creative figures in popular music, David Bowie.
 
Garson writes, “When I met David, I sensed that he was an immense artist and a songwriter with a flair for great melodies and unique harmonies. The Ziggy Stardust tour changed the course of my life in many ways and began a working relationship and a special friendship that has spanned four decades.”
 
Having played the Bowie songbook in concert countless times, Garson always had the ambition to record his own original variations on these well-known themes. This is the year it came to fruition!
 
Thanks to the advanced digital technology of the Yamaha Disklavier piano, Garson was able to create several exciting sonic overlays, without abandoning RR’s audiophile approach to recording. “It’s like having six hands!” he exclaimed.
 
Recorded in the fine natural acoustics of the Oxnard, California, Center for the Performing Arts (venue of several previous RR successes), this program has realistic spatial characteristics not possible with standard studio techniques. Grammy® award winning engineer Keith Johnson has created another touchstone piano recording.
"Garson doesn’t just do straight jazz treatments; he moves through classical, pop and even avant-garde genres here and there. Most interesting." 
 
John Henry - AudiophileAudition.com

"...each and every track is surprising, involving, and just superb...and what a recording it is! This HDCD-encoded disc is perhaps the best-sounding piano disc I have ever encountered...If you’re a Bowie fan, you should hear this disc. If you’re a fan of jazz you should, too. And even if you just want to hear just how good a CD can sound, with a disc able to push your system to its limits, this is one you should have." 

 
Andrew Everard - What Hi-Fi magazine

 "...there’s gorgeous sound, an exquisite recording and an intellectual challenge." 

 
Ken Kessler - HiFi News



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