Gould Plays Gould : including Improvisation for Piano and String Orchestra
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Some of Australia's finest players of spontaneous, improvised music display their remarkable talents on this disc, featuring music combined from two previously released LPs.
The music is a collection of original pieces by Tony Gould; some completely scored and others partly improvised.
The influences of music and musicians long admired, including Ives, Mahler, Stravinsky, John Sangster, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, South American, Indian and Japanese music, are evident in such evocatively titled works as 'Kashmir Remembered', 'A Kind of Hoe-Down', 'Duel' and 'Lament'.
In the four movement piece entitled 'Improvisation for Piano and String', each movement is named after a musician who influenced Tony's musical output at the time, e.g. 'Brown', 'Hounslow', 'Sangster' and 'Barnard'.
Directed and conducted by John Sangster, 'Gould Plays Gould' also features performances by Alex Pertout, Graeme Lyall, Keith Hounslow and Pro Musica Strings.
The Sound Garden
Improvisation for piano and string orchestra
A kind of hoe-down
The peace of the country
Perhaps a rain forest
He comes from Chile
Press Quotes“Improvised music is an adventure in creativity when it succeeds and contemporary jazz always takes the greatest risks. This type of music is better heard than analysed.”
— Mike Daly,“'Gould Plays Gould' is a most enjoyable musical experience. Tony Gould is one of the top jazz pianists in Australia ...”
— Ian Brand,“This set beautifully showcases a very talented jazz musician that we have here in Australia and who commands our attention because of his ability”
— Allan Moyle, The University of Adelaide“There are some delightful duets between the pianist and vibist John Sangster.”
— The Age
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