2010年12月03日

From "Grey & Pink" ( side one ) to "Pianoworks"

The "In The Land Of Grey And Pink" album has four tracks on side one (of the vinyl LP). Track 1, 2, and 4 were composed by Richard Sinclair, and track 3 by Pye Hastings.
It is generally recognised that Dave's main keyboard feature sound on that album is his organ solo sound, particularly on side 2.

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Actually I agree that Dave's Hammond organ sound is an integral part of Canterbury Music from that period along with Soft Machine's Mike Ratledge's use of the Lowry organ.

Much later in Dave's career, in 1980, he opened a shop near Canterbury restoring and selling acoustic pianos. During the following 25 years, ( doing a 'Proper Job',... ref: Caravan Back to Front album 1982 ) he spent most of his time in front of, on top of, inside, underneath, and behind, many thousands of pianos. It is not surprising therefore that his association with the instrument became even more pronounced.
In point of fact, over that quarter century, when time permitted, he spent far more time playing the piano than the organ.

With reference to the Grey and Pink album, Dave's fluent and unique piano style is particularly noticeable in the middle section of track 4, where his pointillist artistry allowed the piano notes to create a colourful canvas of delights. The amazing finger work of genius sends the notes skipping and dancing through the passage.
When chatting to Richard about this, he agreed with me that it was also for him the highlight of side 1.

Since first being mesmerised by that piano solo, it has long since been my desire to produce a series of Pianoworks albums trying to capture the essence of that original sound and feeling. Whether I have achieved my aim on this, the first of the Pianoworks albums, I'll leave it up to the listeners to decide, but for me, I am very pleased with the final results.
Although I continue to love the music from Mendelssohn's piano suites “Songs Without Words”, for me this “Pianoworks” album has now taken precedence.

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posted by Crescent Label Master at 18:40| English Version

2010年12月01日

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2010年11月28日

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