Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Baubles, Bangles and Beads

by Steve Kuhn Trio
     
 

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This trio session by Steve Kuhn includes classical works and pieces adapted into pop songs decades ago. He initially studied classical music as a young man with the mother of baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff, so he is well grounded in the music. With bassist Dave Finck and Billy Drummond accompanying him…  See more details below

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This trio session by Steve Kuhn includes classical works and pieces adapted into pop songs decades ago. He initially studied classical music as a young man with the mother of baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff, so he is well grounded in the music. With bassist Dave Finck and Billy Drummond accompanying him, Kuhn's driving, boppish treatments of "Till the End of Time" (based upon Chopin's "Polonaise No. 53") and "Stranger in Paradise" (taken from Borodin's "Plovetzian Dance") sizzle with energy. His vibrant waltz setting of Erik Satie's "Gymnopedie No. 1" is far removed from the Impressionist composer's minimalist conception, with Finck's arco bass solo adding an interesting touch. Borodin's "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" was a favorite of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan during the 1950s; the trio's introspective approach works equally well. While classical listeners who are unfamiliar with jazz may have reservations, jazz fans will savor these outstanding performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2005
Label:
Venus Jazz Japan
UPC:
4571292510035
catalogNumber:
9251003

Tracks

  1. And this is My Beloved, for jazz trio (after the Nocturne from Borodin'
  2. Till the End of Time, for jazz trio (after Chopin's Polonaise No. 53)
  3. Scherzo, for jazz trio (after Brahms' Symphony No. 3)
  4. If You are but a Dream, for jazz trio (after Rubinstein's Romance)
  5. Stranger in Paradise, for jazz trio (after Borodin's Plovetian Dances)
  6. Gymnopedie No. 1, for jazz trio (after Satie)
  7. I Think of You, for jazz trio (after Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2
  8. Prelude for jazz trio (after Chopin's Prelude in C minor, Op. 28/20)
  9. I Look at Heaven, for jazz trio (after Grieg's Piano Concerto in A mino
  10. Baubles, Bangles & Beads, for jazz trio (after Borodin's String Quartet
  11. Vilia, for jazz trio (after Lehar's The Merry Widow)
  12. Prelude for jazz trio (after Chopin's Prelude, Op. 28/7)

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